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Gravelking Sk 40 or Schwalbe G-one 38c in terms of speed, safety and comfort?

Old 11-26-16, 05:43 AM
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Gravelking Sk 40 or Schwalbe G-one 38c in terms of speed, safety and comfort?

I want to upgrade tires in my Renegade Exploit to tubeless and I am looking for the best option when it comes to combining speed, comfort and puncture protection. I narrowed down the choice to two tires: Panaracer GravelKing Sk 40 and Schwalbe G-One 38c. Panaracer measures around 43 mm which will be borderline for my bike but it should fit giving me a very plush ride, especially with PSI as low as 30. I have read that this tire is rather fast but not that good in the puncture resistance department. Schwalbe is a little bit lighter but also much narrower. It is also fast and I suppose, has better puncture protection but it may be less comfy, especially due to the fact that the lowest possible PSI is around 40.

Which tire would You choose?
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The Schwalbe tires are only one or two mm wider than the Clement MSO that came on the bike. I'd go for the Gravelking based on larger size and the knobbier tread.

Try one on the front first. Nothing wrong with mixing tires on a gravel bike.
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I would be concerned about running the gravel Kings tubeless. I tried some SK 32's even contacted Panaracer direct to confirm if they were ok to run tubeless. They said they were fine tubeless up to 60 PSI. I mounted them with stans tape on my Fuji, and they leaked sealant through the sidewalls and never would seal. They did not work tubeless and I had to put a tube in them. Beware of gravel Kings claim that they are tubeless. I'd go with the Schwalbe's. Have used many and have never had a problem running them tubeless.
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I had the G Ones 35 on my Niner RLT 9 and they were excellent tires. Didn't have a single flat or tire related issue in the 4 months I was using them, they rolled well on pavement and seemed to grip well off road.

I would not hesitate to get the 38s next.
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were the 32 gravel kings really tubeless? I am running 40mm Gravelkings tubeless without issue
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
were the 32 gravel kings really tubeless? I am running 40mm Gravelkings tubeless without issue


Both the retailer and the company said they were tubeless up to 60 PSI.
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running 35mm gravel king SK's tubeless with no issue for months.
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I mounted some Schwalbe 38 G Ones on my gravel bike and I am amazed how fast they are on the road. I didn't have my road bike together and some friends called to do a 45 Mile road ride, so I decided I would just take my gravel bike with the schwalbe G ones. I just pushed the pressure up to 70 PSI as I know I was doing only road riding and I kept up great to my two friends who are strong riders on their road bikes.

The ones are amazingly fast on pavement. Haven't tried them on gravel yet but will soon. Have mounted them on the stock Rims that came with the Fuji. Just added stans tape and tubless valve stems and 2 OZs of sealant per tire and they inflated instantly with CO2 tubes and sealed great.

I highly recommend this tire.
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I'm thinking about the G-Ones for the spring. I know they're tubeless ready, but tubeless can be run with tubes, right?

Difference between Speed and Allround?
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic
I'm thinking about the G-Ones for the spring. I know they're tubeless ready, but tubeless can be run with tubes, right?

Difference between Speed and Allround?

The question I ask is why would you ride them with tubes, when you can ride them tubeless? No drawbacks to tubeless.

Also please realize any wheels can be ran tubeless. Just put on stan's tape, tubeless valve stem and your ready to go.
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic
I'm thinking about the G-Ones for the spring. I know they're tubeless ready, but tubeless can be run with tubes, right?

Difference between Speed and Allround?
Yes, can be run with tubes. Go tubeless and bring tube on a ride, just in case you need it.
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Originally Posted by Jackmen
The question I ask is why would you ride them with tubes, when you can ride them tubeless? No drawbacks to tubeless.

Also please realize any wheels can be ran tubeless. Just put on stan's tape, tubeless valve stem and your ready to go.
So... I have a pair of stock Super Swans on the bike now that I like for single track. They're ok but not great on the road, so I'm looking for something more road-friendly when I do more road riding in the spring. I don't have a second wheelset, so I'd just swap tires as needed.

Swapping tube tires is easy enough. Is it a pain to swap tubeless tires?

Anyway, the G-Ones look good because they're not so knobby as either the Super Swans or Sammy Slicks.

But maybe I should consider something else besides G-Ones? Probably lose some benefit by running them with tubes anyhow.
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I went to the Philly Bike Expo last month and a vendor was selling the the G-Ones for $65 for a set!! I wasn't in the market for tires but that was a smoking deal!!
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