Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Contact II 2015 Vs
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

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Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Contact IIMarathon Racer
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedMed
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Part Number 010026211100290
TPI 3/18067
Compound SpeedGrip
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62235-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3735
Specified Weight 620 grams465 grams
Min Pressure 6065
Max Pressure 8895
Made In IndiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
40-622 (28x1.50)
35-622 (28x1.35)
30-622 (28x1.20)
40-559 (26x1.50)
40-406 (20x1.50)
40-355 (18x1.50)
40-305 (16x1.50)
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Continental Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Continental Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Continental Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Contact IIMarathon Racer
Measured Weight 623 grams450 grams
Measured Width Carcass 34 mm33 mm
Measured Height 31 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 1.8 mm1.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm4.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.95 mm0.8 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Contact IIMarathon Racer
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 20.3 Watts20.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 21.7 Watts22.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.3 Watts24.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.9 Watts28.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 39.4 Watts38.3 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006090.00626
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006500.00677
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007280.00737
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008660.00863
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.011810.01148
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video


Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Contact IIMarathon Racer
Puncture Resistance Tread 1116
Puncture Resistance Side 74
Puncture Factor Tread* 4674
Puncture Factor Side* 143
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Contact IIMarathon Racer
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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