MTB Tire Comparison:
IRC Mythos XC 2017 vs
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

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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
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand IRCSchwalbe
Model Mythos XCBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Year 20172016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 11600805
EAN
TPI 60127
Compound OneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62260-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.35
Specified Weight 710 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 40 psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 45 psi50 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
29 x 2.35
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Mythos XCBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 710 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 701 grams458 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm57 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm57 mm
Measured Height 51 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.2 mm0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm0.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.10 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 Mythos XCBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
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
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
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 Mythos XCBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mythos XCBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
Buy At
  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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