Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Top Contact IIMarathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Year 201520152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Part Number 01004411110076911600780
TPI 3/1806767
Compound EnduranceOneStar
Bead FoldingWireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"28"
Width mm 373737
Specified Weight 600 grams900 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi85 psi85 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
40-635 (28x1.50)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
25-622 (28x1.00)
42-590 (26x1.60)
37-590 (26x1.40)
40-584 (27.5x1.50)
50-559 (26x2.00)
47-559 (26x1.75)
40-559 (26x1.50)
35-559 (26x1.35)
47-507 (24x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
35-406 (20x1.35)
35-349 (26x1.35)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Measured Weight 584 grams898 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm34 mm35 mm
Measured Height 35 mm36 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm9 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm1.6 mm0.7 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 Watts22.6 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts23.6 Watts16.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts25.5 Watts19.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts28.9 Watts23.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts36.6 Watts32.3 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006290.006770.00474
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.007070.00507
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.007640.00573
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.008660.00707
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.010970.00968
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 161315
Puncture Resistance Side 654
Puncture Factor Tread* 7011775
Puncture Factor Side* 683
* 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 PlusMarathon Supreme
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 55 / 5
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