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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVredestein
Model Marathon AlmotionPerfect-E
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Continental
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600593
TPI 6730
Compound OneStar
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 40-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 4037
Specified Weight 610 grams660 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi56 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi80 psi
Made In Indonesia
Available Sizes 55-622 (28x2.15)
50-622 (28x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
55-559 (26x2.15)
47-622 (28x1.75)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vredestein Perfect-E 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vredestein Perfect-E 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2016
Vredestein Perfect-E 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon AlmotionPerfect-E
Specified Weight 610 grams660 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams693 grams
Measured Width Casing 38 mm37 mm
Measured Height 39 mm37 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm2.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm4.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.9 mm1.4 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 AlmotionPerfect-E
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
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
27.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00818
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
32.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00959
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
41.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01238
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 AlmotionPerfect-E
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 86 Points62 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points6 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon AlmotionPerfect-E
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion
  • Vredestein Perfect-E
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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