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
EAN
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


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightForce AM
Specified Weight 580 grams760 grams
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

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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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)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
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 Small Block EightForce AM
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points7 Points

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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