Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 Vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

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Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com
Part Number 010044111600593
TPI 3/18067
Compound OneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 600 grams610 grams
Min Pressure 5050
Max Pressure 8880
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
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 Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Measured Weight 584 grams629 grams
Measured Width Carcass 37 mm38 mm
Measured Height 35 mm39 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm0.9 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 WattsNo Data
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts17.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts19.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts24.9 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.00629No Data
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.00474
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.00513
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.00582
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.00746
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube


Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 1613
Puncture Resistance Side 65
Puncture Factor Tread* 7086
Puncture Factor Side* 65
* 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 Almotion
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com

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