Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 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 ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Almotion
Year 20162016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010071311600593
TPI 3/18067
Compound Winter compoundOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 470 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 58 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi80 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Almotion
Measured Weight 468 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm38 mm
Measured Height 32 mm39 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm0.9 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 Almotion
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 26.6 WattsNo Data
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 27.0 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 28.5 Watts17.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 30.8 Watts19.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 36.4 Watts24.9 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.00797No Data
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008090.00474
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.008540.00513
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.009230.00582
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010910.00746
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 17 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 94 Points86 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 4 Points5 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 Almotion
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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