Bought from BTD and kept it in the box until I had to use it. A very ugly surprise is that they added a reflective strip around the tire that looks like a rim braking surface. I really hate this because we spent the better part of cycling with rim brakes and having ugly wheels because of it. Now with disk brakes we have very nice looking wheels and tires. But NO, Schwalbe had to put a freakin braking surface on the tire disguised as a reflective surface. We never ride at night and if I get hit it will be from behind. As I type this, BikeTiresDirect description says the tire options are "Black with tan sidewall or all-black". It is a great tire and seats good on the rim, but WTH??
I did not mention in previous review that the new tire is physically smaller even though it is molded the same size 29X225. As measured by a caliper
Old tire 61.5mm wide
Old tire 55.7mm tall from rim
New tire 57.8mm wide
New tire 54.0mm tall from rim
Both tires on same rim with same 40psi pressure.
While I was pumping these tires up I was expecting to hear the pop pop pop of the bead sealing onto the rims. I heard one pop at about 50psi and stopped to make sure it was inflating properly and I saw the tire continue to seal itself completely around the rim. It took around five seconds for the seal to continue around the circumference of the rim. I do not know if this is common and I have just never noticed, but it was awesome to see.
I mounted these tires on Origin 8 Bolt Alloy Gravel rims. The ID is 21mm. After a couple of rides these tires measure 40mm on the nose. I was surprised at how thick the bead is, but I was able to mount them by hand. It was not a quick process, though, and I still plan on carrying my Kool Stop Tire Bead jack in my kit. I use tubes and I run them at 50f and 55r. They are very comfortable tires. They take big hits and handle really well. We have a lot of brick roads and sand here in St Pete so two thumbs up for these tires. No slipping and no sliding.
The tires are very very quiet. When I stand on the pedals and take the weight off of the rear tire, I do not feel any perceptible drag. They roll really well. The sidewalls are painted a school bus yellow, sort of. They are not tan. FYI for those who are offended by the aesthetic.
Tires are really expensive. I think these outperform their price.
I am especially impressed with the suppleness of the tires, and the grippiness of the rubber. They're great on a broad section of surface, from pavement to loam, and deeper sand.
Raced 50 miles this past weekend on the 35mm on sandy and loose dirt roads and they worked great. ran 30 /37 PSI (Tubeless) and they floated over the rough stuff and sand. Very fast gravel tire. I have the 30mm and they work great also but not as good in the sandy conditions, but work well on most gravel we have here in South Central Kansas. So far I have not been disappointed with any Schwalbe tire.
Really nice tire for good gravel roads and pavement use which is exactly the type of riding I'm using it for. If I rode on a lot of loose gravel I'd choose something with a tread that was more aggressive.
I love these tires. Theyre great all around- on road and trail (I ride a gravel bike). They can be a bit sketchy when rounding corners on gravel since they dont have much tread on the sides. I slid out a couple weeks ago taking a corner too fast and too sharp. But I love em still!
This tire out did expectations! Spent two days riding a trail that was much rockier and more hazardous than expected. Tires held up and made it through without a single flat tire.
Bought these tires couple months ago, so far 400 miles no problem, rolling fast, quiet and good traction, 35c is a good size for trails... Absolutely will recommend them....
I have them on a New Albion that I use for computing and a Canyon Grail for gravel riding . Great all-rounder. They are a little tough to put on the rims
I picked up a pair of these for my Novara Randonee which I plan to use as a bikepacking bike. I replaced a pair of Schwalbe Marathons.
The G-One's are significantly lighter weight, have better tread for dirt and light gravel riding, roll well, feel good, and look great!
I feel like they have made my bike feel more lively.
I can't speak to durability yet, but I am satisfied with the so far. I'd buy them again.
Have used these at on local crushed limestone trails, pavement, and the Barry-Roubaix gravel race. Fast tire! The nubs are there; but not deep. They will clog up in mud versus a deep profile cross or trail tire. Only a fat tire bike with some DEEP tread will have a chance at the Barry-Roubaix sand pits. Great tire when used appropriately!