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Panaracer Gravel King 700c Tire
700c x 26mm
Panaracer Gravel King 700c Tire

Panaracer Gravel King 700c Tire

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Equipped with the Gravel King, rides need not end where the pavement stops, they need not even see any pavement at all. Natural rubber, a puncture protection breaker, and a special casing for low rolling resistance make this tire suitable for just about any road surface be it concrete, asphalt, dirt, or (of course) gravel. 127 threads per inch makes for a very supple tire, and the claimed weight of 240g (26mm version) will appeal to the weight conscious.

The Gravel King Tire is available in 700c x 26mm (26-622 ISO) and 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO).

Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Pavement/Dirt Roads 

Threads Per Inch: 126 TPI

Made in: Japan 

700c x 26mm

Weight: 240 grams

Width: 26 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 26-622 mm

Max Pressure: 105 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 270 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 105 psi

700c x 32mm

Weight: 320 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 mm

Max Pressure: 95 psi

700 x 38mm - Tubeless Ready

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 26mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 28mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 32mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 38mm - Brown Tubeless Ready

Weight: 320 grams

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Reviewed 5/17/2018
by AMH
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Indiana
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Best IndianaMidwest Road Tires

Absolutely love these tires. I could just stop there, but they really are a game changer for me.

On a Niner RLT Steel, with Next 28XM wheels. The wheels are pretty wide internally, and spread the tire nicely. I'm riding on typical IndianaMidwest chip and seal, gravel, and dirt roads. They soak up all the buzz, all the noise, roll like race tires (setup tubeless 40psi), and corner nicely. I've got no reservations cornering with them on all but the roughest, loosest gravel.

They set up tubeless reasonably well, with a bit of fidgeting, but no real issues. I've got around 750 miles on them, and they're starting to wear a little, though nothing frightening. I'd highly recommend these.

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Reviewed 5/18/2018
by Anonymous
Pennsylvania
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Fantastic tires!

What I was shopping for in a bike tire tubeless ready, 36 mm, smooth road tire. My wife purchased a set of Compass tires last year and loves them. I later learned her Compass tires are manufactured by Panaracer.

Installation and tubeless set up was not the easiest experience. I mounted the tires to 25mm WTB rims. Mounting to those rims was the challenge as the design is unique to WTB. They have been outstanding however and very much worth effort need to set them up.

I have just passed the 500 mile point with the set. I believe I could get 2,000 additional miles out of the set. They are comfortable and confident on the road. I have not attempted to ride through greasy mud or thick loose soil. The tread is not aggressive nor designed for those conditions. I have enjoyed some singly track and not very technical off-road riding. The tires handled everything flawlessly.

So if your looking for a tire that is tubeless, capable through multiple terrains, durable, and good looking - Pick up a set!

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Reviewed 4/30/2018
by Anonymous
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Long Island, ny
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Fast , low rolling resistance

If your looking for a great dual purpose tarmac , gravel tire this is it. Well, for very smooth gravel and Hardpack. Very fast on regular roads with higher pressure. Even in the 38-40 size. Great tire!

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Reviewed 5/1/2018
by Anonymous
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Long Island, ny
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Fast , low rolling resistance

If your looking for a great dual purpose tarmac , gravel tire this is it. Well, for very smooth gravel and Hardpack. Very fast on regular roads with higher pressure. Even in the 38-40 size. Great tire!

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Reviewed 4/24/2018
by celilo
Casual Cyclist
Amelia Island, FL
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Enjoying the 700 x 38 Tubeless

I have a couple of hundred miles on these tires, so this is really just a first impressions review.

Even though these are tubeless ready, I intended to run them with tubes. I moved from New Mexico to Florida and no longer fight goat-heads on every ride.

I had been running Hutchinson Sector 28's on a ghetto tubeless setup and they were great tires while they lasted, both the initial and warranty replacement Sectors had the sidewall separate from the bead. I thought that the Sectors were the most difficult tire to mount, but the Gravel Kings gave edged them out.

I ended up removing the tubes and mounting tubeless to give me the bit more space needed to get the Gravel Kings mounted. It was still a struggle even with a Tire Bead Jack. I imagine that these are generally a tight mounting tire, but they would probably go on much easier with a true tubeless rim. I'm on a budget)

While not as fast as my Sectors, moving to a 38 Gravel King makes my Cross Bike ride extraordinarily comfortable. I can keep my butt on the seat over terrain, like uneven sidewalks, that would previously have forced me to either stand off of my seat or visit the proctologist. The ride is acceptably fast for a tire with the comfort and traction offered by the Gravel King with acceptably low rolling resistance.

In Florida I deal with a lot of blown sand and I comfortable attack my ride through such obstacles. That said, this will not work, nor did I expect such, in deeper sand.

Durability is still out, but I've run over a bunch of stuff strewn into the bike lane and steered off road to avoid oncoming bikes and pedestrians without issue in the brief period that I've been running these tires. I've yet to get sprayed with Stan's tire sealant, not even small punctures to this point. That's OK, I had a virtual Stan's shower on the last few miles of my Sectors.

Early verdict is that I would highly recommend these for someone seeking a comfortable and secure ride for road and light off-road riding. Mounting is the only downside and that issue is likely less of a problem for other rims. I'm never going back to 28s or smaller unless I have a second dedicated road bike.

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Reviewed 3/26/2017
by MadFiberRide
Competitive Racer
Seattle
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
32mm - Great tire for all round riding with packed dirt.

Used on a go-for-coffee bike and general commuter on a route that includes some hilly grass sections and trails. Very nice riding and they feel fast.

No flats yet. If you are getting 5 flats in 100 miles, there is something other than the tire causing a problem.

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Reviewed 2/26/2018
by The Dude
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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great for dirty roads

So far this is a great winter road tire in the PNW where we routinely have tree, sand, gravel and other debris from winter storms all over the B-roads.

Seems grippy on wet and damp roads, not deterred by left over road sanding from snow storms.

Confident wet and dirty asphalt corners, paint stripes don't seem too scary. Comfortable ride.

While the clothing-cafe types are busy dodging pellets and ruining their carbon rims in February you can pretty comfortably hold the line and roll right over whatever.

32s seem a bit squirmy at high speeds when at medium pressures, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. A race tire this is not.

Time will tell how they hold up to our urban debris (read glass) and horrible roads. I've found some Panaracers to be more delicate than other brands, so I'll be keeping a close eye out for shredding or cuts.

So far on track for 5 stars, but too soon and trajectory could always change.

So far, so good.

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Reviewed 2/10/2018
by Anonymous
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New England
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0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
looks good, tight fit

Haven't ridden them yet. Like the file tread. Not too heavy.

Very tight fit! Doubt if I could change a flat on the road.

First tried to mount on Mavic MA2. I absolutely couldn't. Feared bending the rim.

Did mount them on different wheels, but it wasn't easy.

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Reviewed 2/9/2015
by Anonymous
Oregon
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18 of 18 customers found this review helpful.
Better than my old gatorskins! My new favorite winter training road tire.

Gravel kings have been great! I was a little worried it would be too much tire tread for how much road riding I do but I love them. There's so much crap on the road this time of year they definitely provide some extra security. 28's are the way to go! No issues on group rides at all or holding my speed plus it's nice knowing if I want to take a detour on some fire roads i can link all kinds of new rides together. I've ridden them anywhere from 80 to 105 psi, no pinch flats or flats at all. I've put at least 500 miles on them already & they still look brand new.

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Reviewed 7/28/2017
by Edward Grey
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Indianapolis, in
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
great tires

Great fires, my bike came with 700-38c Schwalbe Road Plus commuting style tires. They felt like molasses and had a ton of rolling resistance. They felt ok on corners but i never wanted to take anything too tight, especially as speed at speed. not great traction in dirt, they got squirmy fast. I got these in 700x32c and they feel great. they corner much better, and roll sooooo much better. i have not had to take them through dirt yet but they feel so much better already. the only downside is it took me about 2 hours, tire levers, and one pinched tube to get them on. they are a TIGHT fit. great tires, I will buy again.

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Reviewed 6/19/2017
by durishange
Pittsburgh, PA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good Tire

I like the tires. They roll nicely. I use them on commutes and training rides. Any flats have occurred because I failed to inflate fully. That's my fault, not the tires. I've ridden on some rail trail, road and some service roads. I would repurchase.

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Reviewed 6/22/2017
by rrnsd
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San Diego
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Durable tire that won't slow you down

Great tire, was able to buy a few pairs on sale around $37 each. No complaints

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Reviewed 12/22/2016
by Anonymous
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Solid tire for road to gravel, low grip

The 700x28 has been a good tire for both the pavement and graveldirt road rides. The tire is ideal for gravel grinders and gran fondos that feature lots of pavement with smooth dirtgravel mixed in. The tire doesn't have enough volume or tread to inspire riding with abandon on sharp large gravelcobblespall roads, where you really want something bigger and beefier. It's a great tire for cruising around town in the winter too, and I really haven't noticed it being a lot slower than the slick 25's on my other road bike.

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Reviewed 10/8/2017
by Peloton21
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Greater Boston
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent gravel tire and in 26 and 28mm also great for winter season road training

Originally I got a set of these to do a gravel ride. The tires performed very well and then I kept them for the winter road training (new england). The 26mm tires are very puncture proof. They are narrower than the Continental GP4000S II 25mm, which measure 28mm on Velocity A23 rims.

Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 9/20/2017
by Jeff
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Arkansas
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
smooth rolling tire

This is for the 32mm tire, mounted with tubes on DT Swiss RR440 rims. They went on with no problems, used a tire lever for the last little bit, probably could have done it by hand. They bead snapped on and they look great, perfectly round and the tread is really nice and straight. I weigh 180 and have been running them around 60-65lbs and they ride great, don't feel slow at all. I have been using them a couple of months and they measure out just a tic under 32mm. I also have the 35mm and they plumped out to 38mm right away. Great ride on the road and on the dirt. Great tire at a great price, would buy again.

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Reviewed 9/15/2017
by Anonymous
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Philadelphia, PA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for purpose

I got 28 mm for my road bike to use it on rail-to-trail paths. Tire provides comfort and good grip in wet conditions. Works great on the pavement as well while being lightweight. I've put around 200 miles on it so can't tell about durability yet.

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Reviewed 9/11/2017
by AK_JC
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Alaska
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Great companion on 500 mile tour

Bought this for a 500 mile tour on my regular road bike with 8 pound seat post pack. They worked great! Smooth ride and durable noflats

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Reviewed 1/11/2016
by Tarwheel
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Raleigh, NC
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13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
Best 28s I have used!

The Panaracer Gravel King 28s are the tire I've been looking for to use for commuting. They are durable, reasonably light weight, roll nice and provide a plush ride. On Dyad rims, they measure 30 mm wide, and should measure a true 28 mm wide on narrow rims like Open Pros. Other 28s that I've tried include Continental GP 4 Seasons, Vittoria Rubinos, Panaracer Pasela TGs and Rivendell Ruffy Tuffys - and the Gravel Kings are far better than all of these. The Conti 4 Seasons are just as light but much narrower (closer to 26 mm wide) and harsher riding. The Rubinos are also much narrower than billed (26 mm) with ride quality similar to the Contis. The Ruffy Tuffys were close to advertised width (27.5 mm) but much heavier with higher rolling resistance than others. The Paselas were close to advertised with and relatively light weight but do not roll as smoothly as the Gravel Kings.

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Reviewed 10/17/2015
by SomeOldCruster
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New England
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth, silent, fast rolling, great value

Purchased a pair of 700x28 and mounted them on wide DT460 rims with Michelin butyl tubes. Tires looked good out of the box, a little bit of extra rubber hanging off the bead but no big deal. Relatively thin and light casing for a gravel tire. More like a big road tire. Pumped up at 85-90 psi they were exactly 28mm wide with my calipers. Seem to be high volume. Out on the road they are fantastic. Almost completely silent, feel like they roll excellent. The ride is great at 85 psi on rough pavement (I weigh 180lb). Inflating more than 90 hurts the feel. Not much tread. Have only ridden them a bit off pavement. I think they'd be OK for smooth dirt roads with occasional chunk just because of the volume, but for me this is more of a sweet riding, good rolling road tire. Too early to tell how they will wear but I don't expect to get extraordinary mileage as they are pretty thin and I replace tires early rather than risk flatting. I think they're still an excellent value at the BTD price.

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Reviewed 4/17/2017
by Anonymous
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San Francisco
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Confidence in the dirt!

I've used both the 32mm and 28mm versions of this tire on varying mixed terrain rides. They are lightweight (120TPI) yet very durable, and give me confidence when the pavement turns to gravel.

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