So happy with these tires. Such a big deference going tubeless and from 35s to 38s. There is a huge difference cornering and on the open road it feels much softer. On the gravel I cant say enough about these tires They seem to be holding up everything that I can throw at them. Ive only put about 400 miles on the set since getting them but I believe that theyre going to be the tire for me.
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.
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.
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.
These may well be great tires, but I'll never know because I cannot mount them on my Neuvation R28 SL2 wheels without damaging the tube. I gave up after pinch flatting two tubes and realizing that even if I managed to successfully install them at home I would never be able to out on the road if I got a flat. These rims have a reputation for a tight fit, but I've never had this problem with them before.
The Gravel King tire was awesome on the mixed surface gravel event that I purchased them for. I felt super confident climbing in the muddy conditions, descending and picking lines on technical single track. I had to sacrifice some traction on the deep mud due to not having any lugs on the tires but this was a trade off. Great tire!!
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.
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.
It will sound pretty funny to say that I like these tires enough that after cutting the sidewall on one today, I am going to order some more. I was really asking to much of it, but I was having a good time making new routes by connecting pavement with some unpaved stuff, got lost and ended up on a road more suited to a fat tire bike.
Its going on the stack of barely used tires that have been destroyed by the flint shards that are everywhere around where I ride. I got almost 200 miles out of it, which is 197 miles more than a couple on the pile(that cost more).
I was not kind to these tires, riding rocky rough roads at 220 pounds, in the 26mm size(yes, its actually 25). All the other tires that I have gone through only hit pavement.
They are fairly fast on pavement, and felt secure in the turns. Only rode them in the rain once, didn't die. When I get some more, they are going on all my faster bikes. Will probably Get the 28mm next time.
I was able to ride these tires on most surfaces, gravel, pavement, hard-packed dirt, even some dicey technical rides where most would want 29 tires. The have lasted me around 800 miles and have more life ahead of them! Great all-around tire for mixing it up on the single track and gravel road, or cranking away miles on buttery asphalt. Would highly recommend
Great tires, easy to setup tubeless, but not the most puncture resistant. I bought the 700x38c tires, they are awesome tires, the feel is fantastic, they ride really smooth, but I was disappointed with the puncture protection so far. I've gotten a lot of flats. Thankfully I was able to plug larger hole with Dynaplugs.
This tire is very supple which is why I purchased it. I didn't know that it was so light and punctured so easily. I hope to solve the puncture problem with some tire liners.
5 flats in less than 100 miles. I guess if you put the trendy term du jour, gravel, in a name all of the magazines will think they're fantastic. Bought them after several good reviews. Do feel good on patches where snow has blown across road but otherwise nothing special. 700X26 is actually narrower than a Continental Gator Skin 700X25. My Gator Skins went several thousand miles between flats on the same roads. At least the price is cheap.
Best all round tire I've used in terms of price weight and performance. Only thing I don't like is the name and logo, should be called allroad or something Gravel King kinda seems silly.
Put the 700x38C (622-40) on my Trek Crossrip 3 recently for some light gravel. These tires are really cushy and very fast. No noise on pavement at all. I did have a horrible time getting them to mount. Very tight.
I bought these tire to replace a set of Compass Bon Jon tires (which I liked a lot) and have been pleased so far. Panaracer makes tires for Compass so I knew the quality of the tire and at a better price. I run these tires at 50psi when I ride the road and drop down to 40psi when riding gravel. I love how they respond on either surface.