Compare & Contrast

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by TobiasKilroy, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    I have 17 tires that I would appreciate help comparing & contrasting:
    https://www.conti-online.com/www/bicycle_de_en/themes/mtb/TownCountry_en.html
    http://www.bontrager.com/model/08885
    http://www.bontrager.com/model/02856
    http://www.bicyclebuys.com/item/0608154/kenda-k1008-flame-cruiser-tire-26x2.125
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/Marathon_Plus_HS440
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_plus_tour
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_420
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_deluxe
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_mondial
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_supreme
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/Marathon_Almotion
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/kojak
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/big_ben
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/big_apple
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/big_apple_plus
    http://www.csttires.com/us/bike/hybrid-tire/metropolitan-palm-bay-c1779/
    http://www.csttires.com/us/bike/mountain-bike-tire/jack-rabbit-c1747/

    My combined weight is 425lbs.
    I roll on 26x1.9-2.15

    I need help to narrow down this list based on Durability, Load Index, Puncture Resistance, and Price. In that order of priority please.

    I know that is a large list and few of you will have personal experience with all of them. So what I'm asking for is detailed anecdotes regarding your personal experience with the tires specifically listed. Please include combined weight, driving style, terrain, and results.

    Thank You.
     

  2. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Here's an idea...
    Since this is an important issue to you, how about you go through and document each of your 17 tires rated pressure, construction, and rated load capacity in a spreadsheet and share it?

    Then you can decide which is best for you and others can share in YOUR work to find out.
    That's kind of how it works.
     
  3. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    Well I'm not arguing with you. But that's kinda what I thought I was doing with this particular thread. I was seeking that exact information from the only source I am aware of, you guys.


    I'm rather worthless when it comes to digging up info online. I'll post what I can find.
     
  4. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    Tire Spreadsheet

    [table="width: 500, class: grid, align: center"]
    [tr]
    [td]Tire[/td]
    [td]ERTO[/td]
    [td]Durameter[/td]
    [td]Load Index[/td]
    [td]Max Psi[/td]
    [td]Armor[/td]
    [td]Construction[/td]
    [td]TPi[/td]
    [td]Price[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Town & Country[/td]
    [td]54-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]65[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]Sport[/td]
    [td]3/84[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Solana[/td]
    [td]57-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]Dual[/td]
    [td]22[/td]
    [td]24.99[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Hank[/td]
    [td]58-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]Dual[/td]
    [td]60[/td]
    [td]29.99[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Kenda Flame[/td]
    [td]57-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]40[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]24.99[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon Plus HS440[/td]
    [td]50-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]SmartGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]64.86[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon Plus Tour[/td]
    [td]50-599[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]SmartGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]64.86[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon 420[/td]
    [td]50-599[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]GreenGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]44.27[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon deluxe[/td]
    [td]50-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]Double Defense[/td]
    [td]RoadStar[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]86.35[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon Mondial[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]Double Defense[/td]
    [td]TravelStar[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]89.55[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon Supreme[/td]
    [td]50-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]HD SpeedGuard[/td]
    [td]RoadStar[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]86.35[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Marathon Almotion[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]Dynamic Casing[/td]
    [td]OneStar[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]74.30[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Kojak[/td]
    [td]50-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]70[/td]
    [td]RaceGuard[/td]
    [td]SpeedGrip[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]37.21[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Big Ben Performance[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]RaceGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]45.63[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Big Ben[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]KevlarGuard[/td]
    [td]SBC[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]32.64[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Big Apple Performance[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]RaceGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]45.63[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Big Apple[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]KevlarGuard[/td]
    [td]SBC[/td]
    [td]50[/td]
    [td]34.05[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Big Apple Plus[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]55[/td]
    [td]GreenGuard[/td]
    [td]Endurance[/td]
    [td]67[/td]
    [td]37.01[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Metro Palm Bay[/td]
    [td]55-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]60[/td]
    [td]APL[/td]
    [td]Single[/td]
    [td]22[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Jack Rabbit[/td]
    [td]54-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]65[/td]
    [td]EPL[/td]
    [td]Dual[/td]
    [td]60[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Kenda American Airless[/td]
    [td]57-559[/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td][/td]
    [td]45.95[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]

    Wow that is an incredibly clumsy feature.
    But there you are, a table with all the requested data that I am able to access short of asking each manufacturer directly.
     
  5. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    Well this whole exercise may be entirely moot. After a thorough inspect I'm left with the sinking feeling my bike may not outlast my current tires.
     
  6. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    That's a bummer.
    The engine or bike itself?
     
  7. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    The bike itself. I've already cracked the seat tube and now I've found spoke hole cracks in the rear rim.
     
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