Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental City Ride II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 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
  • Continental City Ride II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model City Ride IIMarathon Plus
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010070611100769
TPI 67
Compound Endurance
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 740 grams900 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 75 psi85 psi
Made In IndiaIndonesia
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)
40-635 (28x1.50)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
25-622 (28x1.00)
42-590 (26x1.60)
37-590 (26x1.40)
40-584 (27.5x1.50)
50-559 (26x2.00)
47-559 (26x1.75)
40-559 (26x1.50)
35-559 (26x1.35)
47-507 (24x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
35-406 (20x1.35)
35-349 (26x1.35)
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model City Ride IIMarathon Plus
Specified Weight 740 grams900 grams
Measured Weight 782 grams898 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm34 mm
Measured Height 36 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2.2 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 mm1.6 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 City Ride IIMarathon Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No Data22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
29.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00893
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
40.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01214
36.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01097
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 Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 72 Points117 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 11 Points8 Points
* 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 Plus
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental City Ride II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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