MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Force XC 2017 vs
Vittoria Mezcal 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
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinVittoria
Model Force XCMezcal
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 111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN
TPI 3x110120
Compound Gum-X3D4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 670 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi58 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Michelin Force XC 2017
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Force XCMezcal
Specified Weight 670 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 660 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 58 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.90 mm0.60 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm2.40 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Force XCMezcal
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
25.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00770
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
26.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00800
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
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 XCMezcal
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Force XCMezcal
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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