Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite) 2021 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
  • Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite)
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand PanaracerSchwalbe
Model Pasela PT (ProTite)Marathon Plus
Year 20212015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HIghHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number RF738-LX-18PT211100769
TPI -67
Compound -Endurance
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 38-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3837
Specified Weight 420 grams900 grams
Min Air Pressure 45 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi85 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
38-622 (700x38c)
25-630 (27x1)
28-630 (27x1-1/8)
32-630 (27x1-1/4)
32-559 (26x1.25)
37-559 (26x1.50)
42-559 (26x1.75)
42-584 (650bx42)
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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Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite) 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite) 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite) 2021
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Pasela PT (ProTite)Marathon Plus
Specified Weight 420 grams900 grams
Measured Weight 408 grams898 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm (un-round)34 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 34 mm (un-round)36 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 1.4 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.6 mm9 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 Pasela PT (ProTite)Marathon Plus
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
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 Pasela PT (ProTite)Marathon Plus
Total Puncture Score Tread 76 Points129 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 3.6 mm9 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 Pasela PT (ProTite)Marathon Plus
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.5 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Panaracer Pasela PT (ProTite)
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
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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