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This is my first set of GravelKing SKï¿½s (650b x 48mm). After 1000 miles, I can tell you that I know of no other gravel tire that holds its line in corners on and off-road. They are simply that good! These tires are also lightweight and pair nicely with carbon gravel wheels though installation can be problematic. Rolling resistance is low on pavement, and comfort is on par with higher-end offerings from Rene Hearse at an attractive price point. The only sacrifice being puncture resistance though I have yet to experience a puncture.
I have been a big fan of the Panaracer gravel tires and was interested to try their new road tire. These replaced my Conti GP5000's, which have been my go-to for several seasons (and an excellent tire). The Agilest mount quite easily and needed just quick flip with a single plastic tire tool to pop them on. On the road they have plenty of grip, and at equivalent pressure the 28mm Agilest ride smoother than the Conti. However, the 28mm Agilest measure only about 26mm and are visually narrower than the GP5000. Using the Silca tire pressure calculator, it recommends about 8-10psi more for the Agelist. It's hard to say if they truly roll better, as every day on the road is a different day. But early experience says a little pressure tweaking is needed to get the most out of the tire.
Hi -- I commute to work, mostly payment, some hard packed gravel, and it rains 13-months out of the year here. I tried other tires, but finally decided on the Panaracer GravelKing SS Plus 650B tires. Their fast, hold the edge in wet conditions (even during hard wind and rain), great on gravel, really like the tread pattern, and the price is right--thank you BikeTiresDirect. Installation isn't bad, no flats, just a great ride, they have become my go to option... :)
Called BTD thinking I would replace my well-worn Panaracer Pasela Protites, 700/28s with another brand. The rep suggested I stay with the same tire. He said the ride would be softer than the brand I was considering, and the flat resistance just as good. I am delighted with the new tires. They have great feel and traction, roll fast, and are good on pavement and light gravel. I ride recreationally 30-50 miles/week. I couldnï¿½t be happier with the product or the service.