Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016 vs
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015

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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 Winter II
  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard)
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 010071311100007
TPI 3/18067
Compound Winter compoundEndurance
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 470 grams730 grams
Min Air Pressure 58 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi85 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
40-635 (28x1.50)
32-630 (27x1.25)
50-622 (28x2.00)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
25-622 (28x1.00)
23-622 (28x0.90)
37-590 (26x1.40)
44-584 (27.5x1.65)
50-559 (26x2.00)
47-559 (26x1.75)
40-622 (26x1.50)
32-559 (26x1.25)
47-507 (24x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
40-406 (20x1.50)
44-355 (18x1.65)
35-349 (16x1.35)
47-305 (16x1.75)
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 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 Winter IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Measured Weight 468 grams729 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm35 mm
Measured Height 32 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm7.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm1.65 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 Winter IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 26.6 Watts18.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 27.0 Watts19.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 28.5 Watts21.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 30.8 Watts23.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 36.4 Watts30.6 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.007970.00564
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008090.00588
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.008540.00638
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.009230.00713
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010910.00917
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
Puncture Resistance Tread 17 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 94 Points102 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 4 Points8 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 Winter IIMarathon (GreenGuard)
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact Winter II
  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard)
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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