MTB Tire Comparison:
IRC Mythos XC 2017 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
  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand IRCMichelin
Model Mythos XCForce XC
Year 20172017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number
EAN
TPI 603x110
Compound Gum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 710 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure 40 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 45 psi58 psi
Made In ChinaThailand
Available Sizes 26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Mythos XCForce XC
Specified Weight 710 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 701 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm58 mm
Measured Height 51 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.2 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 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 Mythos XCForce XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
23.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00695
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 Mythos XCForce XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mythos XCForce XC
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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