MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 vs
Michelin Force XC 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 XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model X-King RaceSportForce XC
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 3/1803x110
Compound Black ChiliGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 555 grams670 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
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model X-King RaceSportForce XC
Specified Weight 555 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 52 mm58 mm
Measured Height 51 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm2.20 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model X-King RaceSportForce XC
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
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
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 XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model X-King RaceSportForce XC
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental X-King RaceSport
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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