Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix Urban 2021 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 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 Grand Prix Urban *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) *
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Grand Prix UrbanMarathon Almotion (OneStar)
Year 20212016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010157511600593
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 35-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3540
Specified Weight 345 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi80 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)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 Grand Prix Urban 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016
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Continental Grand Prix Urban 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016
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Continental Grand Prix Urban 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix UrbanMarathon Almotion (OneStar)
Specified Weight 345 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 342 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 33 mm (un-round)38 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 32 mm (un-round)39 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 0.8 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.4 mm6.6 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 Grand Prix UrbanMarathon Almotion (OneStar)
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
Members OnlyNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
15.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00456
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
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 Grand Prix UrbanMarathon Almotion (OneStar)
Total Puncture Score Tread 66 Points107 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 3.4 mm6.6 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix UrbanMarathon Almotion (OneStar)
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4.7 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix Urban *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) *
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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