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Panaracer GravelKing SS 700c Tire (2023)

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Description

The Go-Anywhere Gravel Semi-Slick

Designed as a dry condition, quick-rolling, durable mixed-terrain tire, the GravelKing SS was made for those riders who want to go fast while maintaining great control, traction and climbing prowess.

GravelKing SS features an all-new tread pattern consisting of a smooth, semi-slick center tread with more aggressive side lugs. This tread pattern allows the rider to keep speed going into corners and maintain control through paved sections, hardpacked dirt and gravel roads. The GravelKing SS incorporates a supple 126 TPI casing with a nylon puncture resistant belt and Panaracer's proprietary ZSG (Zero Slip Grip) compound.

Features

  • 700 x 28-43c folding bead clincher tire
  • Ideal for gravel, dirt, and rough pavement
  • Anti-Flat Puncture Protection Breaker
  • Folding (Aramid) Bead
  • TLC (tubeless-ready) in widths 32 mm and larger

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Specifications

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Threads Per Inch: 127 

700 x 28mm - Black

Weight: 310 grams

Mfg PartNum: RF728-GK-SS-B 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

700 x 38mm - Black

Weight: 410 grams

Tire Width: 38mm (1.5in) 

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

Mfg PartNum: RF738-GK-SS-B 

700 x 43mm - Black

Weight: 480 grams

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

Tire Width: 43mm (1.7in) 

Mfg PartNum: RF743-GK-SS-B 

700 x 45mm - Black

Weight: 480 grams

Mfg PartNum: RF745-GK-SS-B 

700 x 28mm - Brown

Weight: 310 grams

Mfg PartNum: RF728-GK-SS-D 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

700 x 32mm - Brown

Weight: 330 grams

Mfg PartNum: RF732-GK-SS-D 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

700 x 43mm - Brown

Weight: 480 grams

Mfg PartNum: RF743-GK-SS-D 

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

Tire Width: 43mm (1.7in) 

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Reviewed 3/15/2024
by Anonymous
SF Bay
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent choice for mixed road and gravel

Gravel King has been one of the best tires out there for years and I find the SS to be the best combination for a bike that sees both road and gravel riding here in the bay area. I run tubeless (muc-off sealant) and hookless rims and have had zero issues with set up or burping with these tires. I tend to get about 2000 miles on rears and 4000 on fronts with the SS as always your set up and mileage may vary overall love these tires and also excited to check out the X1 they just launched, which is advertised as having all conditions, including mud, capabilities. I will say the only drawback to these tires is they do not handle wet mud at all.

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Reviewed 9/12/2023
by Anonymous
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Raced these at SBT GRVL

installed these 2 weeks before race day after puncturing the gravel king slicks. I ran the 35mm up front and the 38mm in the back. Installation went well for the rear, but had a tough time getting the bead to pop on the front. I first installed a tube to seat one side then it worked no problem. These tires were not as supple as the slicks and they are a bit heavier. They didn't seem to roll as well as the slicks on the gravel and I didn't feel much confidence in the linear should treads. 4 star rating because I think ultimately they do not provide much grip for the added weight of the shoulder tread. no punctures so far after 500 miles! I will ride them through the fall season and probably change over to something different with a bit more bite on the shoulders.

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Reviewed 9/13/2022
by Anonymous
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VA
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite all-around tire

I have gone through two sets of the 43s tubeless and each went 3500 miles easily before traction started to degrade and pinholes developed on the tread (which sealed). At $50 and 480g each I think that's remarkable. I rarely even think about them except to appreciate their supple ride. They can be a bear to get on the rim but once on I seldom see any need to swap them out. Will spin out occasionally on looser stuff but quickness on pavement makes it a fair tradeoff. I can ride pretty much anywhere with confidence.

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Reviewed 12/21/2023
by OLETABIKER
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HOLLYWOOD FL
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REPLACED A WORN GRAVEL KING

Outstanding tire for gravel, and rough road riding!

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Reviewed 11/30/2023
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire and tread.

These tires roll well on paved and rough roads. I use them with tubes but they are tubeless ready.

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Reviewed 5/18/2023
by Bikenutter
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Fast on gravel and tarmac

Have ridden several hundred miles on them. Gr

Ride quality is very good while still having good grip(dry) and low roll resistance. Have Subjected them a 45mph run down a very rough logging road and they held up well.

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Reviewed 11/2/2023
by Jim grott
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Gravel King

I really like these tires - they perform well in a variety of conditions, have proven themselves to be durable and fast rolling. I ride them on mixed surfaces- great versatility.

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Reviewed 4/11/2023
by David H
Redding
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great middle of the road gravel tire

Rolls well with some pressure in it, but can still tackle the tougher more technical off-road feats. The shoulder bars really grip in the dirt letting you lean the tire over with confidence. I've found they inflate larger than spec, 35c measure 37mm on my calipers, on a 26mm dt swiss wheel. The 32c has narrowed center tread and looks like it would roll even faster. No punctures after 200-300 miles mixed riding.

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Reviewed 3/4/2021
by csummerson
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Norteast Texas
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11 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent all-road tires

I searched for months for the "perfect" all-road tire---something that would be snappy enough on pavement, but still be able to hold its own in gravel and on light singletrack. I finally landed on the GravelKing SS, and it's everything I hoped it would be. I opted for a 35c, which measures out to right at 37.5 on my Zipp 303 S wheels, and it's shockingly fast for such a fat tire. Honestly, it's faster on tarmac than I expected, and it cuts through light gravel and beat up roads like nothing. I'm running 35 PSI in the front and 40 in the rear (I'm 144 lbs/65.5 kg) and it's like riding on a cloud. A fast, snappy, responsive cloud. I honestly can't say enough good things about these tires---if you're looking for an excellent all-road tire for dry conditions, stop reading and add them to your cart.

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Reviewed 9/4/2023
by Geo
longmont co
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Quick servive

Easy to find the tires I need, great price and quick delivery

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Reviewed 1/21/2021
by Donald
Charlottesville VA
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7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
More robust & voluminous step over slick

My 80/20 road/gravel riding is great with 38mm slicks but I have room for 45 so I tried these for the winter. Measure as labeled on 19mm internal, mounted fine. A bit heavier with less feedback but supple enough to ride 25 psi rear (200 lb). Tracks better in loose and off-camber than slick, corners great on tarmac with no perceived edge. I love Panaracer compound, excellent for full life of tire. SS prob more than I need but fun and confidence-inspiring on gravel, quiet and smooth on road. Expect life of 4k mi, at this price a bargain.

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Reviewed 1/5/2021
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great all-road-round utility tires.

I put these tires on for the purpose of having a do it all tire, and they do just that. The smooth file center is perfect for hard surface, and allows me to maintain a road tire pace when on blacktop en route to trails. The lugs provide all the grip necessary when off road, I can feel them grab on wet soil, loose gravel. These are maybe not the best for extreme muddy conditions, but for wet winter trail riding they are sufficient. I know they are designed for dry conditions, but this is the PNW and I don't enjoy the rolling resistance/weight of fully lugged tires. They are also lighter than most touring all-road tires, the weight is accurate. I have a 32 in the rear and a 38 in the front, coming in at 720 grams for both. I also like that I can jack the PSI up to the max with tubes. The only downside is if you do any urban riding with road debris such as broken glass, you will get flats! I have had four since putting these on, glass shards go straight through the center file tread with ease.

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Reviewed 12/21/2020
by Scott
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Lousiville, KY
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great mixed terrain tire with minimal compromise on pavement

All and all very well. I ordered the 38's and wish I would have gotten the 40's. 38's measured out to be barely 37mm mounted on 22mm (internal measurement) rims. That being said, great all around tire. I am mostly a road rider but put these on my winter/gravel bike. For me these will still likely see more pavement than gravel but performed very well on spirited gravel rides. Grip was better than expected on hard pack, loose and even on the chunkier gravel sections and they also shine very well on open road. My only gripe is purely vanity reasons, they are not very aggressive looking mounted, honestly have the general appearance of a more "tourist" wide road tire. Think the WTB Byway is a similar tire with a bit more sizeable nobbies on the side. Anyhow didn't effect performance of this tire. Would highly recommend for a great all purpose gravel or mixed surface tire.

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Reviewed 4/6/2023
by spike and wave
pdx
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Great price no compromise all road tire

this checks all the boxes are fast capable on mixed terrain well priced compared to competitors with similar performance. They knocked it out of the park with this one

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Reviewed 12/11/2020
by Flatfoot
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Northern CA coast
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great allroad tyre

Running 43mm standard version ( not +) for max suppleness. Smooth riding on rough asphalt @ 30/32psi so far. Grippy on gravel considering non knobby tread. Seem plenty fast as well. Good all around if you need a tough but smooth tire. I like Gravelking's. I've run SK's ,slicks and SS, all good!

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Reviewed 2/1/2021
by Jon
Denver, CO.
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Impressed so far

Have only been oyt on these once due to mechanical issues, but I like them so far. I bought these for my Diamondback Haanjo 5c gravel bike & I love them so far.

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Reviewed 12/15/2020
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
comfortable tire

comfortable tire, although not as supple as the slicks.

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