I've been using Schwalbe Pro Ones for a more than 2 years, and am happy with them. Be warned that on my older Shimano C24 rims, 25mm measure 28mm, and my current 23mm measure 25mm. They're no more difficult to mount than any road tubeless. With the right technique, I can roll them over the rim with no tools. On the road, they inspire confidence in the grip and handling. They're pretty rugged. They consistently last a season, and have self-healed a few times on typical, small punctures. I'll keep coming back to these.
When I decided to go road tubeless, I chose the highest rated tire from one of the most reputable brands. So far I'm impressed. I chose 25c mounted on HED Ardennes hoops. The tires mounted easily by hand, no levers needed. A few quick pumps with my floor pump and the bead started to pop into place. They do a fine job of maintaining pressure for days. I run them at around 80psi and they handle very well. The ride is slightly stiffer than the GP4000s I usually run, but overall very good. I may try lower pressure to see if that improves the ride without adversely effecting handling. In short, I feel the Pro One is a very good choice for anyone wishing to go the tubeless route.
Installed these to replace worn Hutchinson all weather tires I'd been using for the winter. They mounted easily and sealed immediately with a trace of soap solution wiped around the bead using a standard floor pump to inflate. Certainly the easiest tubeless tires I've installed. They also seem to give a more lively ride than the all-season tires I replaced.
I purchased 3 new tires in the past 10 months. The front tire is still fine but I've gone through 2 rear tires in that time. Both have puncture so slighly but Stan's sealant couldn't seal tire. They wear vary easily. They do not fit Giant Carbon Tubeless rims well at all. Bike shop couldn't get my rear tire on with a compressor after I attempted to patch it. I am trying Zipp's now.
I put a set of these on my ultegra 6800 training wheels a few months back with some stans sealant. I weighed the set before and after and saw a 20-gram drop after install from gp4000. They ride amazing, corner very well, and roll very nice. I used some soap solution suds to install and a regular floor pump. These are great!
I have these tires on the road wheels for my Niner RLT-9 gravel bike. The Schwalbes mount up and seal securely and offer a smooth yet responsive ride. I don't have enough miles on them to comment on longevity, but have had zero flats or burps. They are a bit tighter and consequently more difficult to get on the rims compared to Maxxis tires, but that's OK for a tubeless tire. Just use some soap. Until Continental comes out with a tubeless Grand Prix 4000 S Mk II, these babies are my go to tire. Now I want to build up a set of wheels with Stans Grail rims for the Co-Mo tandem so we can go tubeless on the big bus. What can I say? Tubes are so yesterday.
I've lost count of how many Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tires I've ridden in the past five or so years. I've used Hutchinson, Panaracer, & several Specialized models. Pro One's feel great on the bike. They're relatively light, super grippy and very high volume. While expensive I think all tubeless road tires are pretty pricey and these seem like a better deal for their performance. Drawbacks 1) they wear fairly quickly-it's a tradeoff for the excellent handling. I live in Santa Cruz and the roads are pretty rough. I'd estimate they're good for close to 3,000 miles-I do ride them longer than many folks though and this is just a guess. 2) the newer version of this tire is a lot harder to mount at least on my HED Ardennes wheels. They need to be inflated with a tube to get the creases out, but even then one has to be patient. Overall clearly the best tubeless tire I've used.
This was my first time on road tubeless tires, but not to tubeless tires in general. I run tubeless on both my mountain and gravel bikes. They mounted actually quite quickly with just a little shot from the air compressor. I used Orange brand sealant since I have had good luck with it, but have used Stans and Continental as well. I was using these in the 28mm size for my adventure road bike. My first impression was how low the rolling resistance was. The negative was that the ride seemed fairly harsh unless I lowered the pressure down to 60 PSI to get the comfortable. The other thing that I notice is they seemed to be lacking in the traction department. Cornering was not great, and wet roads are dicey compared to other tires that I have used. My main issue is the first puncture ended up ruining the tire. The sealant did not seal the tire, so I ended up putting a tube in to finish the rest of the 60 mile ride. I can not blame the tire for not sealing, probably more in issue with not enough sealant. That said, after patching the tire, and putting new sealant in, the tire started to separate where the hole was. Considering how much these cost, I am fairly disappointed. I have had similar size holes in other tires without any problems. The tires only had 500 miles on them. I ended up going back to Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II's with latex tubes. These ride as nice, if not better, have better traction, and can repaired easily from my past experience.
Nestled in the Enve SES 3.4 rim, designed for a 25mm tire, the rim perfectly supports the sidewall and the tire profile from rim edge to rim edge is nearly a perfectly circular arc. This tubeless tire rolls incredibly well, noticeably better than Campy Bora tubulars (my previous wheel). The handling is also different and better than anything I've previously experienced (in hundreds of thousands of miles or riding dating back to the 1970's). So is the sense that the tire remains 'grounded' and secure to the pavement as one leans into a turn or goes over bumps in the road. My interpretation for this sensation is that the sidewall support keeps the tire from flexing side-to-side as the bike leans, and the very circular profile of the tire results in a very smooth side-to-side transition of the tire. The sensation is really quite uncanny. My only caveat, of course, is that these comments apply to tire wheel. The light rim weight and its obvious stiffness, also contributes to the overall feel. It's an amazing, eye-opening combo.
These are my 3rd set of Tubeless tires and first set of Schwalbes. These tires went on really easy and seated easier than any other set I have used. I'm using a bit of Stans in them and so far, zero issues. These tires roll really well and after the online review I read, I'm glad I got them Fast rolling and the ride is excellent. Only issue.......weight. They are heavy and for sure are sluggish to accelerate. Other than that, great tire. I did rate the value a bit lower as while they are great tire, they are expensive.
I live and ride in the rural area of Central Coast Ca. I was running a heavy training tire (Armadillo's) as keeping moving is more important to me than lightweight and speed. I ventured out in the tubeless arena as a test. I went thru 4 Fusion 3's and achieved no more that 500 miles on all four combined. Disappointed to say the least. I was wondering if I erred in judgement by going tubeless. I researched everything I could about tubeless and found some good reviews on the Schwalbe One's. I thought what the heck, nothing to lose at this point. So far I have around 1,000 miles on these and realize my tubeless decision was worth it. They are mounted on custom built HED Belgium wheels (25mm). They stick well, ride very smooth and no adverse issues so far. I also operate a small bike tour company and cannot afford the hassle, embarrassment nor the down time while riding up and back to check on riders. I was so impressed I had a set of HED Belgium wheels (also 25mm) built for my wife and put the One's on her bike as well. Her result was an increase in her average speed by 3 mph. We are running 700 x 25's on both bikes. I would be willing to try another brand, but I will need some strong data and convincing to support a switch. Kudos to Schwalbe on this fine product. I will report back as the miles provide.
I have ridden Hutchinson 700x23c tubeless for several years with no complaints (other than the usual challenge to getting a new one mounted.) But after reading how great the new Schwalbe Pro One's were, I took the plunge. What a train wreck. The only good thing I can say is that they do mount easier than the Hutchinsons. But they aren't round! I felt like I was riding on chip and seal on a smooth road. I looked, and sure enough, there were a couple of low spots. So I remounted it, using the Schwalbe rim stuff, no difference. I tried a third time, being sure to take them up to about 130 psi , and hearing all the 'pops' stop. Still rough as a cob. In addition, these tires are bigger than a regular 700x23c. I have a tight clearance in the seat stay, and it rubs enough to squeak!! Learned my expensive lesson, the other tire is going on ebay, and I am going back to Hutchinsons.
I've mounted the Schwalbe One Tires on three different mfg non-tubeless wheelsets with great success. All three sealed perfect using a floor pump, and the lost of tire psi is in par with a typical tubed tire (a few lbs per week). I'm a High Pressure guy, but I'm running the Tubeless Tires 30 psi lower then on my road race clincher. The lower psi have no noticeable difference in rolling resistance, but the ride and handling is so nice.
Not so Good.
I purchase 3 tires in the last 6 month. The first tire last only month before having to toss it due to a large slice through the casing which could not be repaired. It happens.... I haven't had any issues with the currently two. Zero flats, but the tires don't look like they are going to last for very long. I figure I'll be lucky to get 1.5k miles out of them.
The other issue... I use them for training rides only. No way would I use them in a race, because if you need to add a tube due to a flat... it's a major pain without soapy water and proper tire levers. Use sealant.....
When I put these tires on, my first tubeless. I loved the ride and the way they grabbed the road. I put them on a couple hundred miles before beginning a 545 mile trek from northern to Southern California. By day 5 of the 7 day journey, I got a puncture that the sealant couldn't handle. I added a tube which lasted a day and when I changed the next one found the tire to be pretty thin. Maybe 700 miles. Put a patch on the inside of the puncture this time and rode the tire the rest of the way. Probably wouldn't buy again, too much money per mile. I do think it a great performance tire though.
This is my first set of Road Tubeless Tires, and so far I'm very happy.
The Schwalbe One's fit very snug on both wheelset's I've tried. Install went easy with soapy water, but definitely need to use tire levers. No problems inflating them with a Floor Pump, and didn't have any issues with leaks (still none either).
I run them about 30 psi lower then the clinchers on my race bike. The Low PSI give a nice supple ride, but still performs very well. No noticeable side wall flex (roll), and lower psi didn't seem to effect rolling resistance.. After 800 miles the tires still new brand new with zero leaks, flats or cuts.
Very Comfortable Ride, Rolls Great. Good One for training & long rural roads.
Into my second season on the Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless. Great tires all 'round. Ride like a dream, reasonably light, easy to mount, tough as nails. I've used these for commuting, training and racing. I have the 25 mm tires mounted on Enve 3.4 rims and run 70 psi front and 80 psi rear. I weigh 152 lbs. Great ride and great handling in rain and dry. And, I think just as tough on gravel as the Hutchinson Sector 28's.
I can scarcely tell you how many times Ive heard that ch-ch-ch-ch sound as the sealant did its trick on my 28s. And I dont like how hard it is to get sealant off my frame after it gets sprayed. But Ive got close to 2k on these, and the combo of these tires and Orange Seal and my Ultegra rims is kind of magic. I have been on several long rides with multiple punctures, yet I kept rolling (and if you have these wheels, you know what a bitch it is to get tires on and off.). Im 175 lbs, and run 75-80 psi. So comfortable. Amazing grip in the corners. So much more confidence while riding. Sure, my 4 Seasons might not have punctured as much, but they are SO hard.
For those who have had problems sealing, Id recommend the Ultegra wheels. The Pro 1s pumped up with a track pump! And the rims are tubeless ready. Lightweight, inexpensive, reliable, if not particularly aero (but that has improved).