MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force AM 2017 vs
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 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 Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force AMRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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 11601018
EAN
TPI 3x6067
Compound Gum-X3DAddix SpeedGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 760 grams610 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
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.60
27.5x2.80
27.5x3.00
29x2.25
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Michelin Force AM 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force AMRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Specified Weight 760 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 781 grams606 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 6.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mm1.00 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.10 mm1.30 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 AMRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00950
23.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00701
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01007
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
37.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01121
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
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 AMRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force AMRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Michelin Force AM
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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