PSA: Volume of Maxxis Rekon 3c 2.4 vs Ardent DC 2.4, 29er- Mtbr.com
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    PSA: Volume of Maxxis Rekon 3c 2.4 vs Ardent DC 2.4, 29er

    I was looking for a similar volume tire to my Ardent which is a DC Exo 29 x 2.4. Figured that the Rekon would be a good match for the front. Bought the Rekon 3c Exo WT version in 29 x 2.4.

    Both mounted to Flow EX which have 25mm internal width. To my surprise the Rekon is significantly lower volume after 24 hours mounted at 40 psi.

    The Dual Compound 2.4 Rekon version may be similar volume but I couldnít find that info online after multiple searches.

    Hope this helps someone avoid a bad purchase.

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    How did you measure the volume?
    Do the math.

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    With my eyes. If you want the numbers...

    Bead to bead of Rekon measured maybe 5mm narrower but donít recall the exact number. Digital caliper shows Ardent being about 3mm wider at sidewalls, 2mm taller casing (not at center knob height) and slightly wider at corner knobs.

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    Not surprised. My 2.35 Ikon was significantly larger than my 2.4 Rekon.

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    That's weird. I just measured a 2.4 Ardent and a 2.4 Rekon 3C and they were the exact same width, laid flat, edge to edge. And I've used several 2.4 Rekons, both DC and 3C, and all have measured out right at 2.4" after a day or so of stretching. But these were on 30 and 35 rims, which the WT 2.4 Rekon were designed to be used on. But the WT treatment affects corner knob placement more than bag size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    That's weird. I just measured a 2.4 Ardent and a 2.4 Rekon 3C and they were the exact same width, laid flat, edge to edge. And I've used several 2.4 Rekons, both DC and 3C, and all have measured out right at 2.4" after a day or so of stretching. But these were on 30 and 35 rims, which the WT 2.4 Rekon were designed to be used on. But the WT treatment affects corner knob placement more than bag size.
    Interesting. I kind of assumed that the width of the 2.4WT Rekon would increase when mounted to a wide rim but at the same time, Iíd expect the height of the casing to drop. Maybe this Rekon will stretch some more over time?

    For comparison, I have two other Ardents in DC Exo 2.4... one 26er and one 27.5. The apparent size of each seems to be as voluminous as the 29er Ardent, which is to say that theyíre all fat tires for 2.4. Anyway, if things change Iíll post back.

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