Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016 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 Supreme
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Marathon SupremeRandonneur
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600780111.3R2.26.37.111TG
TPI 6730
Compound OneStar
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 440 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi70 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
Available Sizes 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)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Randonneur 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon SupremeRandonneur
Specified Weight 440 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 431 grams598 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm33 mm
Measured Height 34 mm33 mm
Tread Depth 1.6 mm1.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5 mm5.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.9 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 SupremeRandonneur
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
No Data
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
32.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00971
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
23.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00707
38.9 Watts
CRR: 0.01166
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
32.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00968
52.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01562
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 SupremeRandonneur
Puncture Resistance Tread 15 Points21 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points4 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 75 Points120 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 3 Points4 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon SupremeRandonneur
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Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
  • Vittoria Randonneur
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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