Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018 vs
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020

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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
  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specs
Brand CompassSchwalbe
Model Bon Jon PassMarathon E-Plus
Year 20182020
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number RF735TC-LX-CP11159077
TPI -67
Compound Addix E
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 355 grams930 grams
Min Air Pressure psi60 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi85 psi
Made In JapanIndonesia
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)37-622 (28x1.40)
40-622 (28x1.50)
47-622 (28x1.75)
50-622 (28x2.00)
55-622 (28x2.15)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Bon Jon PassMarathon E-Plus
Specified Weight 355 grams930 grams
Measured Weight 346 grams911 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm32 mm
Measured Height 33 mm33 mm
Tread Depth 0.3 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.9 mm8.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.6 mm1.8 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 60 psi / 4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Bon Jon PassMarathon E-Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
21.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00653
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
28.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00842
34.8 Watts
CRR: 0.01043
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Bon Jon PassMarathon E-Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 8 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points7 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 23 Points141 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 2 Points13 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Bon Jon PassMarathon E-Plus
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
Buy At
  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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