Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Sport Contact II 2016 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 Sport Contact II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Year 20162016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010101511600593
TPI 3/18067
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 520 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 75 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi80 psi
Made In IndiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
32-559 (26x1.25)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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 Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Specified Weight 520 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 479 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 36 mm38 mm
Measured Height 34 mm39 mm
Tread Depth 0.5 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.9 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 60 psi / 4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon 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
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
No Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
23.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00713
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
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 Sport Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 55 Points86 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points5 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Almotion
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Sport Contact II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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