Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

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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 Supreme
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 Supreme
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 010071311600780
TPI 3/18067
Compound Winter compoundOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 470 grams440 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)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 470 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 468 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm35 mm
Measured Height 32 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm0.7 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Supreme
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
28.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00854
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
36.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01091
32.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00968
Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 17 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 94 Points75 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 4 Points3 Points
* 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 Supreme
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact Winter II
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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