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

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Marathon E-PlusRandonneur
Year 20202015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11159077111.3R2.26.37.111TG
TPI 6730
Compound Addix E
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 930 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi70 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
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)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 2020
Vittoria Randonneur 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon E-PlusRandonneur
Specified Weight 930 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 911 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm33 mm
Measured Height 33 mm33 mm
Tread Depth 2.3 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 8.8 mm5.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.8 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 E-PlusRandonneur
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
No Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
32.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00971
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
38.9 Watts
CRR: 0.01166
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
34.8 Watts
CRR: 0.01043
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 E-PlusRandonneur
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points21 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 141 Points120 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 13 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 E-PlusRandonneur
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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