Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 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 Racer
  • 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 RacerMarathon Supreme
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 1110029011600780
TPI 6767
Compound SpeedGripOneStar
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 465 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 65 psi55 psi
Max Air Pressure 95 psi85 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 40-622 (28x1.50)
35-622 (28x1.35)
30-622 (28x1.20)
40-559 (26x1.50)
40-406 (20x1.50)
40-355 (18x1.50)
40-305 (16x1.50)
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 Racer 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 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 RacerMarathon Supreme
Specified Weight 465 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 450 grams431 grams
Measured Width Casing 33 mm35 mm
Measured Height 32 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 1.5 mm1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.6 mm5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 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 RacerMarathon 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
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00863
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
38.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01148
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 RacerMarathon Supreme
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 74 Points75 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 3 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 RacerMarathon Supreme
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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