Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015

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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 Top Contact II
  • Schwalbe Energizer Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact IIEnergizer Plus
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 010044111100312
TPI 3/18067
Compound Energizer
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 600 grams730 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi85 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
50-622 (28x2.00)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
47-584 (27.5x1.75)
47-559 (26x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Energizer Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIEnergizer Plus
Specified Weight 600 grams730 grams
Measured Weight 584 grams742 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm35 mm
Measured Height 35 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm1.5 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIEnergizer Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
19.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00570
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
19.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00597
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
21.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00644
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
31.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00935
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 Top Contact IIEnergizer Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 70 Points98 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 6 Points6 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Top Contact IIEnergizer Plus
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact II
  • Schwalbe Energizer Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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