Product Comparison: Continental Touring Plus vs Schwalbe Marathon Plus

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Tour Ride Urban Tire offers everything a real all around tire needs. A tread for every intended surface, the obligatory breakdown protection belt and a high mileage compound ensure the Tour Ride is a trustworthy option for many carefree miles.
Schwalbe's best selling model. The most puncture resistant pneumatic tire there is. In addition to the superior puncture protection it features many inner values: Rolling resistance, Recycling, Anti-aging.
Touring Plus
Marathon Plus
Key Specs
Wheel Size
28 in.
20 in.
Tyre width
1.65 in.
1.35 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Continental Touring Plus Reflex Bike Tire
  • The bike feels completely different after installing. Much lighter and better ride! I think the dimensions are perfect for my bike.
  • I had this tires for about one month, I rode 560 miles without any problems. very smooth rides and good price.
  • Better that the Shwalbes for half the price. My choice for summer tires. Good value. No flats as of yesterday.
  • I bought a new Kent bicycle, blew tube before I ever rode it so replaced tires and tubes with these tires and I love them! Handles great and look better!
  • The tires are very quiet and handle well. I have not detected any squirming when going through hard corners.
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS Wire Tire
  • Installed like a dream. No problem fitting over the rims at all.
  • They ride like a dream and easily handled all the weight for a loaded tour plus me.
  • The Schwalbes are excellent commute tires with great grip and low rolling resistance. I have 500 miles on them now with almost no signs of wear and ZERO flats.
  • They're a smooth ride and offer greatly reduced roll resistance, especially from a stop. They're quick and easy to install.
  • Probably the most difficult tire to install- took me 3 hours to get one tire on and the back tire never went on the rim.
Size & Weight
28 in.
15.0 in.
1.59 lbs.
1.23 lbs.
28 in.
15.0 in.
1.65 in.
5 in.
Type Of Protector
High mileage compound
Endurance Compound
Folding Bead
PlusBreaker Puncture Protection, Reflective sidewall
SmartGuard, Reflective sidewall, Anti-aging, Rolling resistance, E-Bike ready
What customers say about "Features"
Continental Touring Plus Reflex Bike Tire
  • Based on the excellent performance I had purchased a spare tire to have on hand. Replacement was easy, both on removal and of the old and installing the new.
  • This tire is more than capable of going off-road - though I imagine traction would be an issue if muddy or slippery off-road situations. On the road it grips excellent.
  • They were very easy to install, and roll fantastic!
  • Great tire - durable with deep tread. I prefer Continental over other brands because they seem to last longer and provide excellent traction.
  • The plus barrier seems to be decent protection for urban street riding - well anyway about one year plus no flats yet -that's not too bad considering my past experience with other tires.
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS Wire Tire
  • They go on easy, they have a very nice reflective sidewall, they're less expensive, and the ride is so smooth. It kind of feels like a have a little suspension on my commuter bike.
  • I trust these tires more than any other tire on my e-bike.
  • These tires are excellent in the rain. They are high pressure, so they have the low rolling resistance I prefer.
  • These tyres grip well and with enough air can help you go faster, and i love the reflective strip on the sidewall.
  • Installation was one of the worst I've experienced for a tire. The rubber is so unforgiving that getting the tire bead to stay seated is almost impossible without extra assistance.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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