MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force XC 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 XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force XCRacing 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 3x11067
Compound Gum-X3DORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams548 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi65 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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 XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force XCRacing Ralph Performance
Specified Weight 670 grams548 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams548 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 58 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyNo Data
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mmNo Data
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 XCRacing Ralph Performance
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
27.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00836
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Force XCRacing Ralph Performance
Total Puncture Score Tread 43 PointsNo Data
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.2 mmNo Data
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force XCRacing Ralph Performance
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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