Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015 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 Plus
  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Racer
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeSupplied by Schwalbe
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 1110076911100290
TPI 6767
Compound EnduranceSpeedGrip
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62235-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3735
Specified Weight 900 grams465 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi65 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi95 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 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)
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 Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Racer
Specified Weight 900 grams465 grams
Measured Weight 898 grams450 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 36 mm (un-round)32 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2 mm1.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 9 mm4.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
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 PlusMarathon Racer
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
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 PlusMarathon Racer
Total Puncture Score Tread 129 Points97 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 9 mm4.6 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Racer
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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