Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015 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 Plus
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Marathon PlusRandonneur
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11100769111.3R2.26.37.111TG
TPI 6730
Compound Endurance
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 900 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi70 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
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)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Marathon PlusRandonneur
Measured Weight 898 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm33 mm
Measured Height 36 mm33 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 9 mm5.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.6 mm0.9 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Marathon PlusRandonneur
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 22.6 WattsNo Data
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 23.6 Watts29.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 25.5 Watts32.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.9 Watts38.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 36.6 Watts52.1 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.00677No Data
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.007070.00869
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007640.00971
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008660.01166
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010970.01562
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Marathon PlusRandonneur
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points21 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 117 Points120 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 8 Points4 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 PlusRandonneur
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Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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