Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo 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 Top Contact II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Mondial Evo
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100441
TPI 3/18067
Compound TravelStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 600 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi1 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)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
50-559 (26x2.00)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Mondial Evo
Measured Weight 584 grams579 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm35 mm
Measured Height 35 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm6.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm1.1 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Mondial Evo
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 Watts23.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts24.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts26.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts30.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts38.6 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006290.00701
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.00734
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.00800
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.00923
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.01157
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Mondial Evo
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 70 Points85 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 6 Points7 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Mondial Evo
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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