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
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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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