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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer 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
Model E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Specified Weight 800 grams610 grams
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
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 E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
27.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00830
No Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
33.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01001
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
39.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01181
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
51.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01532
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
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 E.ContactMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 8 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 106 Points86 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 15 Points5 Points
* 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
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Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental E.Contact
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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