Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Racer 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 Racer
  • 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 RacerVoyager Hyper
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 11100290111.3VH.20.37.111BX
TPI 67120
Compound SpeedGripAramid 3D
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 465 grams395 grams
Min Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi
Max Air Pressure 95 psi90 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
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)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Racer 2015
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Marathon RacerVoyager Hyper
Specified Weight 465 grams395 grams
Measured Weight 450 grams415 grams
Measured Width Casing 33 mm37 mm
Measured Height 32 mm35 mm
Tread Depth 1.5 mm0.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.6 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 mm0.8 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Marathon RacerVoyager Hyper
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
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
17.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00531
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00863
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
38.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01148
27.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00830
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 RacerVoyager Hyper
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 74 Points40 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 3 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 RacerVoyager Hyper
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer
  • Vittoria Voyager Hyper
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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