Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental E.Contact 2015 vs
Schwalbe Energizer 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 E.Contact
  • Schwalbe Energizer Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model E.ContactEnergizer Plus
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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Manufacturer Part Number 010068711100312
TPI 3/18067
Compound Energizer
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 800 grams730 grams
Min Air Pressure 56 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 87 psi85 psi
Made In IndiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
50-622 (28x2.00)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
47-584 (27.5x1.75)
47-559 (26x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model E.ContactEnergizer Plus
Specified Weight 800 grams730 grams
Measured Weight 840 grams742 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm35 mm
Measured Height 35 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.85 mm1.5 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model E.ContactEnergizer Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 27.7 Watts19.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 29.6 Watts19.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 33.4 Watts21.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 39.4 Watts24.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 51.1 Watts31.2 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.008300.00570
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008870.00597
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.010010.00644
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.011810.00719
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.015320.00935
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model E.ContactEnergizer Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 8 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 106 Points98 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 15 Points6 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model E.ContactEnergizer Plus
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental E.Contact
  • Schwalbe Energizer Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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