Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
CST E-Series Reach 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 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
  • CST E-Series Reach
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand CSTSchwalbe
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Almotion
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600593
TPI -67
Compound OneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 734 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 75 psi80 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
Available Sizes 37-622 (28x1.40)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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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Almotion
Specified Weight 734 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 734 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm38 mm
Measured Height 34 mm39 mm
Tread Depth 1.1 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm6.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 mm0.9 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Almotion
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No DataNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
19.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00570
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
21.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00656
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
36.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01085
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
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 E-Series ReachMarathon Almotion
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 44 Points86 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 11 Points5 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Almotion
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • CST E-Series Reach
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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