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)
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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 Members OnlyMembers Only
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
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 470 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 468 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm (un-round)35 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 32 mm (un-round)34 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2.3 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5.5 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 60 psi / 4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Top Contact Winter IIMarathon Supreme
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
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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
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

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
Total Puncture Score Tread 119 Points99 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 5.5 mm5 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

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)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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