MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019 vs
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

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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
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Rekon Race EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20192015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number ETB0004630011600657
EAN 4717784033389
TPI 12067
Compound Dual CompoundPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 28"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29x2.2529 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Rekon Race EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 670 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 680 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 56 mm53 mm
Measured Height 54 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 1.9 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.5 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm1.40 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 TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00932
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Rekon Race EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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