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)
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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 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)
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


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon PlusRandonneur
Specified Weight 900 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 898 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 36 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 2 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 9 mm5.7 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 PlusRandonneur
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 OnlyNo Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
32.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00971
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 PlusRandonneur
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points21 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only
Puncture Factor Tread* 117 Points120 Points
Puncture Factor Side* Members OnlyMembers Only
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

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)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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