MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force XC 2017 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSpecialized
Model Force XCS-Works Ground Control
Year 20172016
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 0012-5007
EAN
TPI 3x110120
Compound Gum-X3D60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.30
Specified Weight 670 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi50 psi
Made In ThailandTaiwan
Available Sizes 26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
29 x 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Force XCS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 670 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm56 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.90 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.80 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Force XCS-Works Ground Control
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
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 XCS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force XCS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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