Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Kojak 2017

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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 Kojak
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 Top Contact IIKojak
Year 20152017
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 010044111600020.01
TPI 3/18067
Compound SpeedGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62235-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3735
Specified Weight 600 grams330 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi95 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
32-355 (18x1.25)
32-369 (27x1 1/4)
35-406 (20x1.35)
35-559 (26x1.35)
50-559 (26x2.00)
35-622 (28x.135)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Kojak 2017
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Kojak 2017
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Kojak 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Top Contact IIKojak
Specified Weight 600 grams330 grams
Measured Weight 584 grams351 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 35 mm (un-round)31 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2.5 mm0 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm3.9 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 Top Contact IIKojak
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
21.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00656
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
24.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00743
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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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 Top Contact IIKojak
Total Puncture Score Tread 95 Points67 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 4.4 mm3.9 mm
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Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Top Contact IIKojak
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact II
  • Schwalbe Kojak
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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