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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model City Ride IIMarathon Supreme
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 010070611600780
TPI 67
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 740 grams440 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)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental City Ride II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model City Ride IIMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 740 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 782 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm35 mm
Measured Height 36 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2.2 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 mm0.7 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model City Ride IIMarathon Supreme
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 Data15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
29.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00893
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
40.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01214
32.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00968
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 Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 72 Points75 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 11 Points3 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 Supreme
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental City Ride II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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