MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015 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 Race King Protection 2015
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Race King Protection 2015Force AM
Year 20152017
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 0100546
EAN
TPI 4/2403x60
Compound Black ChiliGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 645 grams760 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi58 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King Protection 2015Force AM
Specified Weight 645 grams760 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams781 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm58 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.80 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.75 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 Race King Protection 2015Force 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
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00698
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 Race King Protection 2015Force AM
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King Protection 2015Force AM
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection 2015
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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