These are bad ass tires. They take everything I can throw at them - road, gravel, dirt, no path at all. Mounted these on some nice carbon rims and they make me feel invincible.
I purchased these tires, tubeless, for my John Jones carbon road rims to use on my gravel bike. I ride 4 times and a total of about a 100 mile per week. I like the way they roll and that I have a bigger tire with good grip for the occasional off-road adventure that sometimes happens on our road rides. The tires went on relatively easy though I have had trouble keeping air in one of the tires for more than 8 hours. More sealant and more rolling the sealant around the sidewalls has helped quite a bit though I'm still getting some leakage. I haven't had them long enough to know how well they will last.
The ordering process was really simple and easy. I got the tires promptly. I've put about 400 miles on them so far and very pleased. Super smooth and fast rolling tire on road and very grippy off road on gravel or sand. Will definitely purchase again!
Pros - great on hard pack dirt
Cons - wears poorly on paved roads
Cons - easily picks up small thorns, leading to punctures
Cons - poor rear wheel handling on paved roads when descending at speed
I did not mention in previous review that the new tire is physically smaller even though it is molded the same size 29X225. As measured by a caliper
Old tire 61.5mm wide
Old tire 55.7mm tall from rim
New tire 57.8mm wide
New tire 54.0mm tall from rim
Both tires on same rim with same 40psi pressure.
While I was pumping these tires up I was expecting to hear the pop pop pop of the bead sealing onto the rims. I heard one pop at about 50psi and stopped to make sure it was inflating properly and I saw the tire continue to seal itself completely around the rim. It took around five seconds for the seal to continue around the circumference of the rim. I do not know if this is common and I have just never noticed, but it was awesome to see.
I mounted these tires on Origin 8 Bolt Alloy Gravel rims. The ID is 21mm. After a couple of rides these tires measure 40mm on the nose. I was surprised at how thick the bead is, but I was able to mount them by hand. It was not a quick process, though, and I still plan on carrying my Kool Stop Tire Bead jack in my kit. I use tubes and I run them at 50f and 55r. They are very comfortable tires. They take big hits and handle really well. We have a lot of brick roads and sand here in St Pete so two thumbs up for these tires. No slipping and no sliding.
The tires are very very quiet. When I stand on the pedals and take the weight off of the rear tire, I do not feel any perceptible drag. They roll really well. The sidewalls are painted a school bus yellow, sort of. They are not tan. FYI for those who are offended by the aesthetic.
Tires are really expensive. I think these outperform their price.
I picked up a pair of these for my Novara Randonee which I plan to use as a bikepacking bike. I replaced a pair of Schwalbe Marathons.
The G-One's are significantly lighter weight, have better tread for dirt and light gravel riding, roll well, feel good, and look great!
I feel like they have made my bike feel more lively.
I can't speak to durability yet, but I am satisfied with the so far. I'd buy them again.
Have used these at on local crushed limestone trails, pavement, and the Barry-Roubaix gravel race. Fast tire! The nubs are there; but not deep. They will clog up in mud versus a deep profile cross or trail tire. Only a fat tire bike with some DEEP tread will have a chance at the Barry-Roubaix sand pits. Great tire when used appropriately!
I am especially impressed with the suppleness of the tires, and the grippiness of the rubber. They're great on a broad section of surface, from pavement to loam, and deeper sand.
Raced 50 miles this past weekend on the 35mm on sandy and loose dirt roads and they worked great. ran 30 /37 PSI (Tubeless) and they floated over the rough stuff and sand. Very fast gravel tire. I have the 30mm and they work great also but not as good in the sandy conditions, but work well on most gravel we have here in South Central Kansas. So far I have not been disappointed with any Schwalbe tire.
Really nice tire for good gravel roads and pavement use which is exactly the type of riding I'm using it for. If I rode on a lot of loose gravel I'd choose something with a tread that was more aggressive.
I love these tires. Theyre great all around- on road and trail (I ride a gravel bike). They can be a bit sketchy when rounding corners on gravel since they dont have much tread on the sides. I slid out a couple weeks ago taking a corner too fast and too sharp. But I love em still!
This tire out did expectations! Spent two days riding a trail that was much rockier and more hazardous than expected. Tires held up and made it through without a single flat tire.