Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 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 Plus *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme *
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 SchwalbeSchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Year 201520152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeSupplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range MedHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 111000071110076911600780
TPI 676767
Compound EnduranceEnduranceOneStar
Bead WireWireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"28"
Width mm 373737
Specified Weight 730 grams900 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi55 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi85 psi85 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers 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)
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)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 730 grams900 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 729 grams898 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm (un-round)34 mm (un-round)35 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 36 mm (un-round)36 mm (un-round)34 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2.3 mm2 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 7.3 mm9 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers 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 PlusMarathon Supreme
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
19.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00588
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
21.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00638
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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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 PlusMarathon Supreme
Total Puncture Score Tread 124 Points129 Points99 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 7.3 mm9 mm5 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon (GreenGuard)Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 55.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon (GreenGuard) *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus *
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme *
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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