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

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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 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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Manufacturer Part Number 010068711100290
TPI 3/18067
Compound SpeedGrip
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62235-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3735
Specified Weight 800 grams465 grams
Min Air Pressure 56 psi65 psi
Max Air Pressure 87 psi95 psi
Made In IndiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
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 E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model E.ContactMarathon Racer
Measured Weight 840 grams450 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm33 mm
Measured Height 35 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm1.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm4.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.85 mm0.8 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model E.ContactMarathon Racer
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 27.7 Watts20.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 29.6 Watts22.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 33.4 Watts24.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 39.4 Watts28.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 51.1 Watts38.3 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.008300.00626
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008870.00677
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.010010.00737
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.011810.00863
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.015320.01148
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model E.ContactMarathon Racer
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 8 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 106 Points74 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 15 Points3 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.ContactMarathon Racer
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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