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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Supreme
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 010101511600780
TPI 3/18067
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 520 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 75 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi85 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)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 520 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 479 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 36 mm35 mm
Measured Height 34 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 0.5 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.7 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Sport Contact IIMarathon Supreme
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
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
23.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00713
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
32.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00968
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 Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 55 Points75 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points3 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 Supreme
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Sport Contact II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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