Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental City Ride II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 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
  • Continental City Ride II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model City Ride IIMarathon Almotion
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010070611600593
TPI 67
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 740 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 75 psi80 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
37-590 (26x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model City Ride IIMarathon Almotion
Specified Weight 740 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 782 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm (un-round)38 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 36 mm (un-round)39 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2.2 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
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 City Ride IIMarathon Almotion
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No DataNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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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 City Ride IIMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only
Puncture Factor Tread* 72 Points86 Points
Puncture Factor Side* Members OnlyMembers Only
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model City Ride IIMarathon Almotion
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental City Ride II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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