MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 2020 vs
Michelin Force AM 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
  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Cross King ProtectionForce AM
Year 20202017
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 0101471
EAN 4019238798043
TPI 3/1803x60
Compound Black ChiliGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 640 grams760 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi58 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
29x2.20
29x2.30
26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Michelin Force AM 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Cross King ProtectionForce AM
Specified Weight 640 grams760 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams781 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm58 mm
Measured Height 52 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mm2.10 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Cross King ProtectionForce AM
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
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 Cross King ProtectionForce AM
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King ProtectionForce AM
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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