Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 Vs
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015

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Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
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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Part Number 010044111100007
TPI 3/18067
Compound Endurance
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 600 grams730 grams
Min Pressure 5055
Max Pressure 8885
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
40-635 (28x1.50)
32-630 (27x1.25)
50-622 (28x2.00)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
25-622 (28x1.00)
23-622 (28x0.90)
37-590 (26x1.40)
44-584 (27.5x1.65)
50-559 (26x2.00)
47-559 (26x1.75)
40-622 (26x1.50)
32-559 (26x1.25)
47-507 (24x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
40-406 (20x1.50)
44-355 (18x1.65)
35-349 (16x1.35)
47-305 (16x1.75)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Measured Weight 584 grams729 grams
Measured Width Carcass 37 mm35 mm
Measured Height 35 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm7.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm1.65 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 Watts18.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts19.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts21.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts23.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts30.6 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006290.00564
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.00588
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.00638
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.00713
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.00917
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Puncture Resistance Tread 1614
Puncture Resistance Side 65
Puncture Factor Tread* 70102
Puncture Factor Side* 68
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Top Contact IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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