Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016 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 Almotion
  • 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 AlmotionMarathon Plus
Year 20162015
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 1160059311100769
TPI 6767
Compound OneStarEndurance
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 40-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 4037
Specified Weight 610 grams900 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi85 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
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 Almotion 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon AlmotionMarathon Plus
Specified Weight 610 grams900 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams898 grams
Measured Width Casing 38 mm34 mm
Measured Height 39 mm36 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.9 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 Marathon AlmotionMarathon 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
No Data22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
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 Marathon AlmotionMarathon Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 86 Points117 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 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 AlmotionMarathon Plus
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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