Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Contact Urban 2022 vs
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
Year 20222020
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 015035111159077
TPI 3/18067
Compound PureGripAddix E
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 40-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 4037
Specified Weight 545 grams930 grams
Min Air Pressure 58 psi60 psi
Max Air Pressure 94 psi85 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
37-622 (700x37c)
40-622 (700x40c)
42-622 (700x42c)
47-622 (700x47c)
50-622 (700x50c)
55-622 (700x55c)
42-584 (650x42b)
50-584 (650x50b)
55-584 (650x55c)
47-559
50-559
55-559
32-406
42-406
50-406
35-349
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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Continental Contact Urban 2022
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
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Continental Contact Urban 2022
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
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Continental Contact Urban 2022
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
Specified Weight 545 grams930 grams
Measured Weight 538 grams911 grams
Measured Width Casing 39 mm (un-round)32 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 38 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 1.3 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm8.8 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 Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No DataMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
18.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00552
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
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 Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
Total Puncture Score Tread 95 Points163 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 4.4 mm8.8 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Static Grip Test Results


Static Grip Test Results (higher is better)
Model Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
Wet Grip Average 81 Points72 Points
Wet Grip Center Members OnlyMembers Only
Wet Grip Edge Members OnlyMembers Only
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Contact UrbanMarathon E-Plus
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus
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