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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Force XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20172015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600657
EAN
TPI 3x11067
Compound Gum-X3DPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams575 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
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Force XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 670 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm53 mm
Measured Height 54 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.90 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.40 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Force XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force XCThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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