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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model X-King RaceSportForce 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 0100531
EAN
TPI 3/1803x60
Compound Black ChiliGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 555 grams760 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi58 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.40
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
27.5 2.00
26 x 2.40
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model X-King RaceSportForce AM
Specified Weight 555 grams760 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams781 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 52 mm58 mm
Measured Height 51 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm2.10 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 X-King RaceSportForce AM
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
20.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00603
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
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 X-King RaceSportForce AM
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model X-King RaceSportForce AM
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental X-King RaceSport
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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