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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Marathon PlusVoyager Hyper
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11100769111.3VH.20.37.111BX
TPI 67120
Compound EnduranceAramid 3D
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 900 grams395 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi60 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi90 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)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon PlusVoyager Hyper
Specified Weight 900 grams395 grams
Measured Weight 898 grams415 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm37 mm
Measured Height 36 mm35 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm0.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 9 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.6 mm0.8 mm
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 PlusVoyager Hyper
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
17.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00531
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
36.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01097
27.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00830
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 PlusVoyager Hyper
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 117 Points40 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 8 Points5 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon PlusVoyager Hyper
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Vittoria Voyager Hyper
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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