MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force XC 2017 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 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 XC
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force XCRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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 11600251.03
EAN
TPI 3x11067
Compound Gum-X3DAddix Speed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi54 psi
Made In ThailandIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Force XCRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Specified Weight 670 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams711 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.90 mm1.05 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.75 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 XCRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
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 XCRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points

Conclusion


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


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