Conti GatorSkin – vs – Schwalbe Marathon Plus

Continental GatorSkin Folding Tyre – vs – Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre. We compare most popular and durable winter / training tyres from Continental and Schwalbe.

GatorSkin Folding Road Tyre

Continental GatorSkin Folding Road Tyre

The GatorSkin Folding is the UK's favourite training tyre (formerly known as Ultra GatorSkin). With its DuraSkin™-anti-cut fabric and PolyX Breaker® also makes it suitable for commuting through to sportives as well as training.

The long distance runner. A durable carbon black mixture, a well regarded puncture protection system and the DuraSkin™-anti-cut fabric turn the GatorSkin into a real long distance runner. In varying widths of 23mm and 25mm it can be used on the way to work as well as training for road races or for sportives and audax. A durable, tough tyre at a really nice price.


Type Folding /Clincher
Weight 220g
Sizes 700 x 23, 25, 28, 32c
PSI Rating 85 - 120
Schwalbe Marathon Plus

Schwalbe Marathon Plus

Smartguard rubber layer gives ultimate puncture protection with reduced rolling resistance
Reflective strip
Drawing pin proof
Smartguard rubber layer made from a proportion of recycled rubber
"Anti-aging" side wall


Type Rigid /Clincher
Weight 595g (700 x 25c), 750g (700 x 28c), 810g (700 x 32c), 900g (700 x 35c), 960g (700 x 38C)
Sizes 700 x 25, 28, 32, 35, 38
PSI Rating 85 - 115 (25mm)