Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental E.Contact 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Part Number 010068711600593
TPI 3/18067
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 800 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 56 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 87 psi80 psi
Made In IndiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Measured Weight 840 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm38 mm
Measured Height 35 mm39 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.85 mm0.9 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 27.7 WattsNo Data
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 29.6 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 33.4 Watts17.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 39.4 Watts19.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 51.1 Watts24.9 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.00830No Data
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008870.00474
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.010010.00513
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.011810.00582
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.015320.00746
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube


Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 1613
Puncture Resistance Side 85
Puncture Factor Tread* 10686
Puncture Factor Side* 155
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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