MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force AM 2017 vs
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012

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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
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force AMNobby Nic Performance
Year 20172012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number
EAN
TPI 3x6067
Compound Gum-X3DORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 760 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi65 psi
Made In ThailandIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.60
29x2.25
29x2.35
29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force AMNobby Nic Performance
Specified Weight 760 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams605 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.10 mmNot Tested
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 AMNobby Nic Performance
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
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
25.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00755
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 AMNobby Nic Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMNobby Nic Performance
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Michelin Force AM
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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