MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force AM 2017 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 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 AMRacing Ralph 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 grams548 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 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Force AMRacing Ralph Performance
Specified Weight 760 grams548 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams548 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.10 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Force AMRacing Ralph 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
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
27.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00836
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 AMRacing Ralph Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMRacing Ralph 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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