MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force XC 2017 vs
Michelin Jet XCR 2020

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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 XC
  • Michelin Jet XCR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinMichelin
Model Force XCJet XCR
Year 20172020
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 492256
EAN 3528704922567
TPI 3x1103x150
Compound Gum-X3DGum-X2D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi58 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Michelin Jet XCR 2020
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Michelin Jet XCR 2020
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Michelin Jet XCR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force XCJet XCR
Specified Weight 670 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams627 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm56 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm57 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm1.8 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.90 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.80 mm
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 XCJet XCR
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
33.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00995
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 XCJet XCR
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force XCJet XCR
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
  • Michelin Jet XCR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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