Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016 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 Supreme
  • Vittoria Voyager Hyper
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 SupremeVoyager Hyper
Year 20162016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600780111.3VH.20.37.111BX
TPI 67120
Compound OneStarAramid 3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 440 grams395 grams
Min Air Pressure 55 psi60 psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi90 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
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)
40-622 (28x1.50)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 2016
Vittoria Voyager Hyper 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Marathon SupremeVoyager Hyper
Specified Weight 440 grams395 grams
Measured Weight 431 grams415 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm (un-round)37 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 34 mm (un-round)35 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 1.6 mm0.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 5 mm3.3 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 SupremeVoyager Hyper
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
17.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00531
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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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 SupremeVoyager Hyper
Puncture Resistance Tread 15 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only
Puncture Factor Tread* 75 Points40 Points
Puncture Factor Side* Members OnlyMembers Only
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Marathon SupremeVoyager Hyper
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
  • Vittoria Voyager Hyper
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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