Ever since I switched to tubeless tires, I have been pleased with my overall rides. Riding on a tire which requires less air pressure, I feel I have improved my rides in several aspects. Cornering is a lot better, since I am able to maintain my position on the bicycle and with that keep the weight evenly distributed. Riding on a little less inflated tube, provides me with a better "feel" of the road, in addition to a slightly more comfortable ride. It feels like my tires are better able to absorb whatever the road is giving me.
In short: the padding in my shorts, the flexability of my Brooks Swallow saddle, the ISOspeed on my Trek bicycle and the quality of my Schwalbe tires all contribute greatly to some awesome comfortable rides.
I've rode with plenty of other brands, most often, Conti, but I really wanted to love these Schwalbe's.
And so I did, for a while, as they look great and perform as well as any I've used. Except ... after just 200-300 miles, I've been hit with gnarly .25-inch gashes on different tires -- one of them flatted me miles from the home nest. This doesn't make me hate the tires, but it sure takes them down a few notches from the lofty perch I placed them in a few weeks ago.
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I've used many brands of tubeless tires, and this is hands down the best of the bunch. Its a tad bit expensive, but the superior handling, almost non-existent rolling resistance and comfy ride make it worth it. Fortunately the 25C tire fits well on my 15-year-old Cervelo and really irons out the bad roads I seem to travel.
Big fan of Schwalbe tires, but I could not get the bead to seat on the two I purchased. Tried them on my carbon and a set of aluminum just to be certain it wasn't my wheel and ended up with the same result. Attempted to ride with them hoping they would seat, but no luck. It's like riding over railroad tracks.
I have tried almost every tubeless tires made, including many that are no longer available (i.e. Hutchinson Sector) and this is by far the best performing tire ever. I have ridden thousands of miles with little or no problems or flats. While these tires are expensive, they outperform everything else and allow me to run lower pressures for a much more comfortable ride (especially on bad roads). We are fortunate to be able to ride year round (no snow) and even on wet roads these tires perform flawlessly.
Mounted on 622x22 Astral Wanderlust hooked alloy rims. I weigh 140 lbs. and pump these to 50 psi front, 55 rear about twice per week. Pressures tend to fall off a tad over 3-4 days without any noticeable change in riding feel. Typical ride would be around 30 miles, often with a few miles of graded gravel road.
On initial inflation they were just under 33mm width. After a week of breakin they had stretched to about 34.5mm and they are now stabile at this width.
They mounted easily, but it was a cold overcast day and one of the tires was stubborn when trying to set the beads using my compressor. So I warmed the rim with the tire under hot running water in the laundry sink and then the beads popped right into place. Normally I'd warm my tires in bright sun before mounting.
These replaced a set of Continental GP 5000 TL 32mm, which I purchased last year when the Schwalbe Pro One TLE in 32mm was backordered and the 34mm yet to be released. Those Conti 5000 TL were the hardest tires to mount I have ever encountered (I use devices like the Kool Stop Tire Jack and even better Bikehand tool + the Schwalbe levers which lock into the rim hook), reason enough to avoid the Conti 5000 TL.
Over 9 years I have ridden exclusively on road tubeless covering 40,000 miles, 5 frames, many wheelsets. In 2013 I started with the Bontrager R4 but it was plagued with blistering under the tread from air penetration of the structure, despite latex sealant. Next I wore out many 28mm Hutchinson Sector tires until the Schwalbe One was released in 2014. I've ridden the One, Pro One, and now Pro One TLE in sizes from 25mm to the current 34mm. I've been pleased with all (and with the G-One Speed in various sizes).
In 9 years with tubeless and all the riding, every puncture has sealed with Stan's or Orange Seal. Only 3x have I needed to pump a tire back to riding pressure on the roadside. Tires are now my most reliable component. I've had failures of cables, derailleurs, chains, freewheels, spokes, and a frame, but never a flat. Remember to refresh your sealant regularly and often.
Coming from a GP5000TL I found the Schwalbe Pro One TLE a much easier tire to mount. My impression through the first few hundred miles is the tire grips well, the ride is a little more supple, and the tire is equivalently fast as the 5000TL. We will see how the Pro One TLE holds up over time. I got approximately 4.000 miles out of the 5000's and only had one flat that didn't seal (low sealant). Hoping the Pro One gets at least 2/3 of that mileage and if that's the case it will be my go too tire.
I ride 700x32mm on my Checkpoint 6 gravel bike. I have 2 sets of wheels for this bike and I use a set with 40 mm gravel tires for the gnarly gravel roads and the 32ï¿½s for the chip and seal roads in southern Illinois.
I chose the Schwalbe Pro One TLE for the range of tire widths and quite frankly, for the TLE, TUBELESS EASY! I had previously used Continental GP 5000 TL and they were so difficult to mount that I would almost cry if I had to. And yes, they did mount easily. But would they ride as well , roll as well, and last as long as the GP5000s? Yes they did.
When my high wattage tire snob son needed tires, I recommended the Pro One TLE. He loves them
We have been riding the 28mm Pro ONE TLE for a few years now and have been very happy with grip, ride feel, and longevity. They mount and seat easily most every time and hold air very well. Not much to complain about.
Purchased these as spare for my road bike. I travel to ride trails so it's not always possible to run into a bike shop when you cut a tire. The original tires are 32MM. These are 34MM. I've not been able to find 32MM in stock in a brand that I like. I am looking for durability and speed. I cut two of the original tires while riding but was able to repair them using super glue. Currently I am running tubes. Thought about going tubeless but I am concerned that the sealant may not seal at 60 to 65 PSI. I've had issues with sealant letting go on my gravel bike at 55psi.
Mounted tubeless with no drama. One flat that would not seal in 1500 miles so pretty good. A few things that are worth noting though.
One is that this is the only bike tire that I have ever gotten to hydroplane while riding in the rain.
Another is that in some places they pour that black goo into cracks in the asphalt to seal them and stop them from getting worse. These tires are very squirrely on that stuff. Never lost control but I do find it unnerving.
Last one is that as they get up there in mileage, I find them to also be squirrely in hard cornering.
Have never had these issues with Vittoria.
These tires ride quite nicely, smooth and comfortable. However, the black part of the tire is somehow overlayed on top of the tan sidewall in an uneven way. As you look at the front wheel while riding, you can see the centerline of the tire wobbling, as if the wheel is out of true. But it's not the wheel, it's a very inconsistent application of the rubber. It's not often that I'm looking down at my tire, but I do so often enough that this defect creates a disappointingly cheap and imprecise feel to the path of the tire in rotation. For $88, I'd expect more precise construction. Will not purchase again.
After running tubeless Conti 5000's for my last set of tires, and not having the results I wanted, I thought I'd try these Schwalbe's. My son has been running the PRO Ones for over a year and has been very happy with the grip, ride and the tubeless flat performance. My Conti's seemed to have issues with the sealant actually filling even small holes, so I was hoping these would do better. My Conti rear tire also developed a small bubble in the tread that eventually turned into a tread failure (but it still held air). With my new Schwalbe's, I sized up to 32's from 28's, so now run a bit lower pressure to help alleviate the flat problems I had and improve ride. I do admit that tire size and air pressure have a lot to do with sealant performance, but that's where I'm at. After 4-5 rides now on the new tires, I can say the ride and the grip are really nice. They are very compliant yet fast, and seem to be wearing well. The ride is slightly better, but likely because of the increase of tire size, and probably not due to changing brands. The Conti's ride extremely well, as do these. I have yet to get a flat with these, though I did notice a small pinhole that was sealed without problem. Time will tell if a larger hole will be sealed. I use Stans Race Sealant.
I am a tubeless convert. I believe the future is tubeless tire and tubeless rim combinations. What I look for in a good tubeless tire is that it is reasonably easy to mount, sets up well on the rim, rides well and has reasonable durability. Two key components of having success with tubeless is to use a air compressor and remove the valve core when you first mount the tire. I don't even bother with a floor pump of any kind. Get yourself some Orange Seal Endurance and you will not turn back. This tire mounted on my Zipp 303s with ease. No tire lever required I was able to push the remaining bead on with my thumb. A blast with the compressor and they set up instantly. They held air for a good few hours without sealant. With the sealant in place I dropped the pressure down to 48 psi in the front and 53 psi in the back. I am riding the 32 mm version. These tires ride great! I can't speak for the longevity as of yet because I have less than 200 miles on them. Schwalbe is a reputable brand and in my experience one of the best tires out there.
These are definitely my go-to tires. I stock up on them whenever there's a BTD sale, which seems to happen pretty often. I can usually get them to mount on Fulcrum 1 Racing wheels with just a floor pump, so the "tubeless easy" claim seems accurate for me. On the lousy roads in my area I usually get about 1800 miles for rear tires and maybe twice that for tires mounted up front. (I weigh about 190 points.) I've never had problems with tread separation, which I've had on several Hutchinson tires. Contis are more durable, but also WAY harder to mount -- just ask my broken tire levers. IMHO the TLE feature is more important than durability, as I'd rather be able to pop in a tube for a roadside flat repair than have to call my wife to rescue me. The most recent versions of this tire have wear indicators, which is a nice feature. Ride quality also seems good.
These mounted pretty easily on FFWD Ryott 55s. Bead seated with a nice pop. Only a 100+ miles on them so far but love the ride - soft and supple but sticky in corners. I'm 80 kg and run 65 psi front and 70 psi rear.
I run tubeless and needed to find a tire that would install on my carbon rims with no problems. Other tires (hard casing) would not seat. Someone from a bike forum mention that these Pro 1 tires are more flexible and easier to install.I found that to be true and have already had two sets of these tires. They do wear fast and I found some dry rotting the first 6 months but no flats or blow-outs!
I ordered the 28mm with transparent sides. These tires are supple, fast and confident inspiring. Easy to mount tubeless on my Zipp 303s wheels. I use orange endurance sealant inflated to 54psi front, 59psi rear. Bike Tires Direct price match and customer service response was excellent. These are hard tires to find so when you see them - grab them!
One of the few tires compatible with Giant hookless rims. Decided to give them a try, as the price per tire was cheaper than the Giant Cadex race tires. They were super easy to get on and I haven't had any issues with them across different terrains including light gravel or conditions include wet. I've got about 500 miles on them so far and will be interested to see how long they last! Service and shipping from BikeTiresDirect was excellent.