I converted my Trek 1.1 road bike to a cyclocross bike. These tires just fit with the standard brakes it came with. I kept the same fork it came with and didnt have to modify a thing. I have taken these tires on Gravel, Concrete, Asphalt, SoftHard Dirt and they do not fail. I have put a few hundred miles on them and I love them. No flats yet. I would highly recommend for just the average rider that cycles 3-5 days a week like me. I would buy them again.
I bought and reviewed these tires last year. So, here's an update. I commute every day to work, year round in all sorts of weather, about 38 miles per day. The side walls on my expensive Gator Skins would rip fairly often. So, I mounted the Schwalbe CX Pro Tires onto my 2010 SURLY Pacer (sadly, SURLY has stopped making the Pacer). Anyways, dollar for dollar, these are the best tires out there for everyday riding, especially if your commuter route includes a little gravel and dirt in the summer and snow and ice in the winter. And plus, my Pacer looks pretty cool with these knobbies. But please note, these are not folding tires. Got to go.
I've run Michelin and Ritchey tires on my cross bike for years. I like the size of these tires and the profile, center knobs provide a smooth ride but also grip, and the shoulder knobs provide grip for loose sand, mud, or grass. Tire pressures can be varied according to course conditions, not as low as tubulars but pretty low without the rolling feeling lack of control one may experience on beaded tires. A solid cross tire.
Mud, gravel, road, grass, sand - I've ridden the sht out of these things and they keep going. I mostly mountain bike, but race a few CX races each year. I take my CX bike on all my local mtb trails with these tires and can almost rail just as hard as my mtb. I use them on long training rides that combine, mud/road/trail and have started to plan some great adventures. I set these tires up tubeless and they hold up great. GREAT TIRE!. Over 1000K and no issues.
Here is an update after riding these tires for about a year. The wear is very good. Just replaced the rear tire after about 3000 miles. Front is looking really good at this stage. This tire continues to be my favorite tire for commuting and trail riding on my CX bike. I have have had great luck with regard to flats - zero. Just these tires and a tube - nothing extra.
I have about 100 miles on the tires. One race, a couple of commutes, and a few practice sessions. Last time I went out for a little CX practice I noticed the sidewall on the rear tire has a bulge, a small split in the casing, and a noticeable thump as you ride at speed. It became more noticeable on pavement.
The one race on these tires was a fast course on a dry grass, dirt, and pavement. Tires performed well. Good traction in the corners and lighter weight made for better acceleration. Just wished they lasted more than 100 miles.
So far these tires are holding up well. I use them for multi-surface commuting. Pavement and crushed limestone trail (with hardpack and loose material surface). I really like the low weight, low rolling resistance on pavement, and stability on loose trails. I commute 100 miles week, and am in week 4 now.
Bought this tire about a month ago, during a promo sale, to go on my kilo. The tires barely fit brakeless on stock rims (the tire hairs touch the fork). I've seen them online measured at about 27mm. The tires are of a soft compound, which is to be expected considering it is a CX tire. Not too bad in the rain on pavement, and awesome in the dirt. I will be buying these again just because they fit, kinda, and they look awesome. I would post a picture but I can't.
My 1994 Gary Fisher rigid, steel mtb passed away in the Fall of 2017 due to complications of a rusted out frame. The Gary Fisher was my Northeastern year-round, all-weather bike for commuting backforth to work. Instead of buying a new mtb, I decided to mount a pair of Schwalbe CX Pro tires on my SURLY Pacer road bike. Well, I got news for you sir. There isn't much that the SURLYCX Pro can't handle. I now ride onthru snow, ice, rock salt, gravel, dirt, and tarmac with full confidence. These tires are solid, relatively fast, and provide loads of traction considering they are only 30 mm. Best buy in a long time.