Road Bike Tire Test: Schwalbe Durano DD Addix

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Manufacturer Specifications
  3. Size, Weight, Thickness
  4. Rolling Resistance: 19.5 watts
  5. Puncture Resistance: 12 tread / 6 sidewall
  6. Conclusion: 2 / 5 Not Recommended
  7. Comments
  • Schwalbe Durano DD Addix
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Schwalbe Durano DD Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Schwalbe Durano DD (Double Defense) is a road bike tire optimized towards protection and durability. As the Double Defense part of the name suggests, the Durano DD has both a RaceGuard anti-puncture strip under the tread as well as an extra layer of fabric that runs from bead to bead. Together, these layers should give the Durano DD an above-average puncture resistance as most other performance tires only come with a single layer of reinforcement.


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Just like nearly all other Schwalbe tires, the Durano DD now comes with the Schwalbe Addix compound. It looks like the Durano uses the simplest version of the Addix compound as Schwalbe doesn't give any detailed information about the compound as they do for their more expensive tires. The casing appears to be the same as it's still specified as a 67 TPI casing that's quite common on Schwalbe's mid-range tires.


The Durano DD is available in both a folding bead and a cheaper wire bead version. We'll focus on the folding version here which is available in the 23-622, 25-622, and 28-622 wide versions. This is a test of the 25-622 folding version of the Durano DD with Addix compound.

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Schwalbe
Model Durano DD Addix
Year 2020
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range Med
Buy At
Manufacturer part number 11600739.01
EAN4026495865937
TPI 67
Compound Addix
Bead Folding
ETRTO 25-622
Size Inch 28"
Width 25
Specified Weight 295 grams
Max Pressure 115
Made In Indonesia
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c),25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)

Schwalbe Durano DD Addix Test Results

Schwalbe Durano DD Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622x17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.9 bar)
Specified Weight 295 grams
Measured Weight 302 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + inner tube (100 gr)
402 grams
Measured Width 26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 63 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph / 8 m/s, Load: 42.5 kg / 417 N)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested
CRR: Not Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.5 Watts
CRR:0.00704
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00818
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

Schwalbe Durano DD Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 6 Points

Conclusion


  • Schwalbe Durano DD Addix
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

We're surprised by the very high rolling resistance of the Durano DD as rolling resistance is even higher than the much heavier Durano Plus Addix (read our review) version which we also tested. Puncture resistance of the sidewall is above average but doesn't impress us. Puncture resistance of the tread is much lower than we expected from a tire marked with "double defense".


All in all, we can't recommend this tire as it just doesn't stand out from the crowd when looking at our test results. As always, we recommend to take a look at our road bike overview page and use the filters to find a better performing tire.

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RATING: 2 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Not Recommended


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