Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
    Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016 Vs
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

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    Manufacturer Specs
    Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
    Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Plus
    Year 20162015
    Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
    Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
    New or Used NewNew
    Mileage 0 km0 km
    Price Range HighHigh
    Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com
    Part Number 010071311100769
    TPI 3/18067
    Compound Winter compoundEndurance
    Bead FoldingWire
    ETRTO 37-62237-622
    Size Inch 28"28"
    Width mm 3737
    Specified Weight 470 grams900 grams
    Min Pressure 5855
    Max Pressure 8585
    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)
    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)
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    Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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    Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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    Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

    Size and Weight Measurements


    Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
    Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Plus
    Measured Weight 468 grams898 grams
    Measured Width Carcass 32 mm34 mm
    Measured Height 32 mm36 mm
    Tread Depth 2.3 mm2 mm
    Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm9 mm
    Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm1.6 mm



    Rolling Resistance Test Results


    Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
    Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Plus
    Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
    Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 26.6 Watts22.6 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 27.0 Watts23.6 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 28.5 Watts25.5 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 30.8 Watts28.9 Watts
    Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 36.4 Watts36.6 Watts
    CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.007970.00677
    CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.008090.00707
    CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.008540.00764
    CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.009230.00866
    CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010910.01097
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    Puncture Resistance Test Results


    Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
    Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Plus
    Puncture Resistance Tread 1713
    Puncture Resistance Side 55
    Puncture Factor Tread* 94117
    Puncture Factor Side* 48
    * Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness
    Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires


    Conclusion


    Conclusion
    Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Plus
    Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
    Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
    Rating 4 / 55 / 5
    Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com

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