MTB Tire Comparison:
IRC Mythos XC 2017 vs
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

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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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand IRCSchwalbe
Model Mythos XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20172015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600657
EAN
TPI 6067
Compound PaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 710 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure 40 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 45 psi54 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Mythos XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 710 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 701 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm53 mm
Measured Height 51 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.2 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.40 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 XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
23.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00695
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mythos XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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