MTB Tire Comparison:
Michelin Jet XCR 2020 vs
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 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 Jet XCR
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Jet XCRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Year 20202015
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 49225611600668
EAN 3528704922567
TPI 3x15067
Compound Gum-X2DPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 600 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi54 psi
Made In ThailandIndonesia
Available Sizes 27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
29 x 2.60
29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 3.00
27.5 x 2.80
27.5 x 2.60
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Michelin Jet XCR 2020
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Jet XCR 2020
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Michelin Jet XCR 2020
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Jet XCRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 600 grams710 grams
Measured Weight 627 grams731 grams
Measured Width Carcass 56 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 57 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 1.8 mm3.6 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm1.80 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Jet XCRNobby Nic 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
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
20.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00609
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
33.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00995
25.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00749
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 Jet XCRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 8 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Jet XCRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Michelin Jet XCR
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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