Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 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
  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) *
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Almotion (OneStar)
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 1110000711600593
TPI 6767
Compound EnduranceOneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62240-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3740
Specified Weight 730 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi80 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 40-635 (28x1.50)
32-630 (27x1.25)
50-622 (28x2.00)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
25-622 (28x1.00)
23-622 (28x0.90)
37-590 (26x1.40)
44-584 (27.5x1.65)
50-559 (26x2.00)
47-559 (26x1.75)
40-622 (26x1.50)
32-559 (26x1.25)
47-507 (24x1.75)
47-406 (20x1.75)
40-406 (20x1.50)
44-355 (18x1.65)
35-349 (16x1.35)
47-305 (16x1.75)
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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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Almotion (OneStar)
Specified Weight 730 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 729 grams629 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm (un-round)38 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 36 mm (un-round)39 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2.3 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 7.3 mm6.6 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 Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Almotion (OneStar)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
Members OnlyNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
19.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00588
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
21.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00638
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
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 Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Almotion (OneStar)
Total Puncture Score Tread 124 Points107 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 7.3 mm6.6 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 Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Almotion (OneStar)
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (OneStar) *
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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