Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 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
  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard)
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Plus
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 1110000711100769
TPI 6767
Compound EnduranceEndurance
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 730 grams900 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi85 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
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)
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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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Plus
Specified Weight 730 grams900 grams
Measured Weight 729 grams898 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm34 mm
Measured Height 36 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 7.3 mm9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.65 mm1.6 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Plus
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
18.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00564
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
19.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00588
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
21.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00638
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
23.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00713
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
36.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01097
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 Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 14 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 102 Points117 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 8 Points8 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon Plus
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard)
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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