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


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Marathon PlusMarathon Supreme
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
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


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)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 22.6 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 23.6 Watts16.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 25.5 Watts19.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.9 Watts23.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 36.6 Watts32.3 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006770.00474
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.007070.00507
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007640.00573
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008660.00707
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010970.00968
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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
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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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