MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force AM 2017 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015

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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 Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Year 20172015
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 11600251.02
EAN
TPI 3x6067
Compound Gum-X3DPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 760 grams605 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi54 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
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 760 grams605 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams602 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm4.0 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 AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
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
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
20.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00624
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
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 AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Michelin Force AM
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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