Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015 vs
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

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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 Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 1110076911600780
TPI 6767
Compound EnduranceOneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 900 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi85 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
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)
50-622 (28x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
50-584 (27.5x2.00)
42-584 (27.5x1.60)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 900 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 898 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm35 mm
Measured Height 36 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 9 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.6 mm0.7 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
36.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01097
32.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00968
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 Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 117 Points75 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 8 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 PlusMarathon Supreme
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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