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

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    Manufacturer Specs
    Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
    Model Top Contact IIMarathon Racer
    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 010044111100290
    TPI 3/18067
    Compound SpeedGrip
    Bead FoldingWire
    ETRTO 37-62235-622
    Size Inch 28"28"
    Width mm 3735
    Specified Weight 600 grams465 grams
    Min Pressure 5065
    Max Pressure 8895
    Made In GermanyIndonesia
    Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
    42-622 (28x1.60)
    37-622 (28x1.40)
    50-559 (26x2.00)
    40-622 (28x1.50)
    35-622 (28x1.35)
    30-622 (28x1.20)
    40-559 (26x1.50)
    40-406 (20x1.50)
    40-355 (18x1.50)
    40-305 (16x1.50)
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    Continental Top Contact II 2015
    Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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    Continental Top Contact II 2015
    Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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    Continental Top Contact II 2015
    Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

    Size and Weight Measurements


    Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
    Model Top Contact IIMarathon Racer
    Measured Weight 584 grams450 grams
    Measured Width Carcass 37 mm33 mm
    Measured Height 35 mm32 mm
    Tread Depth 2.5 mm1.5 mm
    Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm4.6 mm
    Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm0.8 mm



    Rolling Resistance Test Results


    Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
    Model Top Contact IIMarathon Racer
    Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
    Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 Watts20.9 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts22.6 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts24.6 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts28.8 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts38.3 Watts
    CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006290.00626
    CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.00677
    CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.00737
    CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.00863
    CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.01148
    Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video


    Puncture Resistance Test Results


    Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
    Model Top Contact IIMarathon Racer
    Puncture Resistance Tread 1616
    Puncture Resistance Side 64
    Puncture Factor Tread* 7074
    Puncture Factor Side* 63
    * 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 Racer
    Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
    Verdict RecommendedRecommended
    Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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