MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force AM 2017 vs
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 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
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force AMHans Dampf TrailStar
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 11600298.02
EAN
TPI 3x6067
Compound Gum-X3DTrailStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62260-522
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.35
Specified Weight 760 grams850 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi50 psi
Made In ThailandIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
29x2.35
27.5x2.35
26x2.35
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force AMHans Dampf TrailStar
Specified Weight 760 grams850 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams840 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm56 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm60 mm
Measured Height 54 mm55 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm3.8 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.10 mm1.90 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Force AMHans Dampf TrailStar
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
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
34.9 Watts
CRR: 0.01046
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
36.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01082
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
38.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01154
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
44.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01334
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 Force AMHans Dampf TrailStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMHans Dampf TrailStar
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 52 / 5
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  • Michelin Force AM
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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