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


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
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
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Force AMRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 30.8 Watts18.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 31.7 Watts19.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 33.6 Watts20.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 37.4 Watts24.0 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.009230.00558
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.009500.00579
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.010070.00624
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.011210.00719
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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
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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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