- Recommended me an on/off Road/gravel tyre
I’d look at Schwalbe G-Ones in 35mm width
Can go tubeless if you have the right wheels for it?
Big fan of tubeless for these kind of mixed terrain bikes. Can get the pressure down low enough for comfort/grip and not worry about snakebites.
Those Schwalbes are expensive though and if you can’t go tubeless I really like Schwalbe CX comps. Fast on road, grippy off road and the last I got were about £6 each?Posted 7 months ago
To put it simply my new Cannondale CAADX 105 arrives next week shod with Rapid Robs. Was intending to swap out to Vittoria hypers but if the notion takes me to deviate off road a bit they won’t be any use. So recommend me a fast road tyre that will grip off road as wellPosted 7 months agorobgclarksonMember
i have schwalbe g ones on mine… 700×38 tubeless and they’re bloody ace on every type of terrain imaginable
apart from thick mud, or really wet grass… in those conditions they kind of aquaplane, for want of a better term… they’re an early(ish) spring, to late(ish) autumn tyre for me, then i switch to MAxxis Mud Wrestlers 700×32, again tubelessPosted 7 months agosiwhiteSubscriber
Clement Xplor MSO here, on a Sonder Camino setup tubeless in 40c. Thoroughly recommend them – the lack of a smooth centre section doesn’t seem to slow them down and gives a bit more grip in the wet.Posted 7 months agomattsccmMember
Unless you are riding mud,grass etc tread is not needed. Gravel has all the grip you’ll need. Tubeless is nice but you won’t need low pressures especially. Currently using knackered Challenge Strada Bianca’s which are sold as as Sunday best, don’t expect much toughness, tyres. At 30 mm about right for fast gravel bashing.Posted 7 months ago
If you want to play in the mud get some tread and accept rapid wear.dovebikerMember
Just fitted some 40mm tubeless G-Ones – really impressed as they’re only a few kph slower than a 25mm road tyre. Got mine from Bike24.de – 36 Euros each whilst typical UK price is £55! Went on real easy tubeless too – wrangled them on without levers and inflated first time with a trackpump.Posted 7 months agoantigeeMember
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Schwalbe sammy slicks
just started using some 35mm sammy slicks – gravel and road, wanted something with a bit of a nobbly edge for damp/leafy uphill trails as a skills compensator – seem to do the business
previously been very happy with 32mm swalbe marathons for gravel – very predictable – thinking about throwing a pair of expensive Mavic Yksion all road’s in the bin – nearly worn out the back in 1000km or so and slide out unpredictably in loose gravel did get some benefits on the road at 30mm and tubeless but much happier with the sammy’s and seem ok on road
?peteimpreza are you running the sammy slick’s tubeless?Posted 7 months ago
I suppose I should be a bit more specific here about the terrain, 12 miles of road riding then onto the Ulsterway ( primarily gravel/stones walking highways off the beaten track used primarily by hikers, these sections are interlinked with tarmac and then around 20 miles of road back home.Posted 7 months agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I don’t think you can go wrong with G-Ones for the sort of riding you’re talking about. They’re proper quick on the road, acceptably grippy off road on anything bar mud and wet grass and are reasonably robust with it. Work brilliantly in tubeless mode too. The only thing wrong with them is that you have to shop around to find them at non-extortionate prices.
I sometimes use one out back with a WTB Cross Boss up front for more grip when it’s wet and slidey and that works pretty well too. I’m on the G-One all-round 35s, but the G-One Speed 30, which Ive also used, is also more capable than you’d think on gravel-type off road, just less volume and not quite as much grip on rougher stuff.
I’m sure there are other perfectly acceptable alternatives, but if you can find them at a reasonable price, G-Ones really are as good as the reviews say ime.Posted 7 months ago
Just took the plunge on these
I’m a sucker for a tan wall tyre plus only £55 the pair postedPosted 7 months agoBreganteSubscriber
Just a word of warning on the Gravelking SK – there are TLC (tubeless specific) and non TLC versions and I emailed Sigma Sport about it last week as their website wasn’t specific about which version they were selling although the library image was of a TLC tyre.
According to Sigma, the distributor for Panaracer have not brought the tan wall TLC version to the UK yet and as far as they are aware they can only get the non TLC ones. Many people seem to have these set up tubeless without issues and Panaracer themselves have said that these can be run tubeless below 55psi but they do not have a tubeless bead and some have had issues apparently.Posted 7 months agoTreksterSubscriber
Changed my Gravel Grinders for some road tyres to participate in a sportive, actually felt slower!!!!! Changed back to my Grinders. I ride local forest roads a the “smother” bits of my local trail centres.Posted 7 months ago
90k road ride last weekend with others on their road bike. On the rough country roads around here I wasn’t the slowest 😉n0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
Forgot all about my 2.35″ G-One TLEs, they roll amazingly on the road and great on dry off-road too. Only negative for me was a rear puncture on way to work one day, no idea what I went over to cause the ~5mm gash a few minutes from work, but the killer was the hour walk of shame back home because I didn’t have a spare tube and pump with me.Posted 7 months ago
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