MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 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
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaMichelin
Model Small Block EightForce 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 K1047 212509
TPI 1203x60
Compound DTCGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.25
Specified Weight 580 grams760 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1026x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Michelin Force AM 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightForce AM
Measured Weight 589 grams781 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm58 mm
Measured Height 50 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm2.10 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Small Block EightForce AM
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 25.5 Watts30.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 27.0 Watts31.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 30.2 Watts33.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 35.6 Watts37.4 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.007640.00923
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.008090.00950
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.009050.01007
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.010670.01121
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Small Block EightForce AM
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points7 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightForce AM
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 54 / 5
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  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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