Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
CST E-Series Reach 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

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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 Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand CSTSchwalbe
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Plus
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11100769
TPI -67
Compound Endurance
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 734 grams900 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 75 psi85 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
Available Sizes 37-622 (28x1.40)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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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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CST E-Series Reach 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model E-Series ReachMarathon Plus
Specified Weight 734 grams900 grams
Measured Weight 734 grams898 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm34 mm
Measured Height 34 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 1.1 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 mm1.6 mm
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 E-Series ReachMarathon Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No Data22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
19.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00570
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
21.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00656
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
36.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01085
36.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01097
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 E-Series ReachMarathon Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 44 Points117 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 11 Points8 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 Plus
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • CST E-Series Reach
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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