MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019 vs
Michelin Force XC 2017

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMichelin
Model Rekon Race EXO TRForce XC
Year 20192017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number ETB00046300
EAN 4717784033389
TPI 1203x110
Compound Dual CompoundGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 28"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 29x2.2526x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Rekon Race EXO TRForce XC
Specified Weight 670 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 680 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 56 mm58 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 1.9 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.5 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm2.20 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Rekon Race EXO TRForce XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00932
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Rekon Race EXO TRForce XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Rekon Race EXO TRForce XC
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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