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

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Manufacturer Specifications


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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Manufacturer 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 Air Pressure 50 psi65 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi95 psi
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


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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 Casing 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
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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 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
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIMarathon Racer
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 70 Points74 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 6 Points3 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 Racer
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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