Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 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 E-Plus
  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon E-PlusMarathon Racer
Year 20202015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 1115907711100290
TPI 6767
Compound Addix ESpeedGrip
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62235-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3735
Specified Weight 930 grams465 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi65 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi95 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 37-622 (28x1.40)
40-622 (28x1.50)
47-622 (28x1.75)
50-622 (28x2.00)
55-622 (28x2.15)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
40-622 (28x1.50)
35-622 (28x1.35)
30-622 (28x1.20)
40-559 (26x1.50)
40-406 (20x1.50)
40-355 (18x1.50)
40-305 (16x1.50)
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon E-PlusMarathon Racer
Specified Weight 930 grams465 grams
Measured Weight 911 grams450 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm33 mm
Measured Height 33 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm1.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 8.8 mm4.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 mm0.8 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 E-PlusMarathon Racer
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
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
28.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00863
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
34.8 Watts
CRR: 0.01043
38.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01148
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 E-PlusMarathon Racer
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 141 Points74 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 13 Points3 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon E-PlusMarathon Racer
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus
  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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