Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 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 Racer
  • 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 RacerRandonneur
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11100290111.3R2.26.37.111TG
TPI 6730
Compound SpeedGrip
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 465 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 65 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 95 psi70 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
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)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Randonneur 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon RacerRandonneur
Specified Weight 465 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 450 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 33 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 32 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 1.5 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.6 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 RacerRandonneur
Spin Up Video No VideoNo 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
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
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 RacerRandonneur
Total Puncture Score Tread 97 Points150 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 4.6 mm5.7 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon RacerRandonneur
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 52.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
  • 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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