Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016 vs
Vittoria Randonneur 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
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Marathon AlmotionRandonneur
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600593111.3R2.26.37.111TG
TPI 6730
Compound OneStar
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 40-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 4037
Specified Weight 610 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi70 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
Available Sizes 55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon AlmotionRandonneur
Specified Weight 610 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 38 mm33 mm
Measured Height 39 mm33 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm5.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.9 mm0.9 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 AlmotionRandonneur
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
No DataNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
32.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00971
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
38.9 Watts
CRR: 0.01166
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
52.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01562
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 AlmotionRandonneur
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points21 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 86 Points120 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points4 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon AlmotionRandonneur
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Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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