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


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinMichelin
Model Force AMForce XC
Year 20172017
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
EAN
TPI 3x603x110
Compound Gum-X3DGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 760 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi58 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force AMForce XC
Specified Weight 760 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 58 mm58 mm
Measured Height 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.10 mm2.20 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 Force AMForce XC
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Force AMForce XC
Total Puncture Score Tread 40 Points43 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.1 mm2.2 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMForce XC
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Force AM
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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