Road tubeless tires aren't cheap. These are reasonable with BTD's usual sale price in the low $60 range. They're light and they roll exceptionally well. I've been doing road tubeless since it became available and have used every Hutchinson road tubeless tire made. They're decent but I totally prefer these Schwalbes to any other road tubeless that I've used.
I run with about 2 oz of Stans in each tire and have put about 1400 miles on this set. We have a lot of rough pavement, glass and debris on many of the roads where I live, and so far, no major cuts or flats with reasonably careful riding and using a glove to brush the tires if I run through something suspect. I run them with 80 psi front and rear (I weigh about 160). The reduced pressure doesn't seem to make them roll any slower and they feel super plush.
I opted for the 700 x 25c size, and they're pretty fat. So fat, they just clear my fork and stays on a Cervelo R3. But the ride and the grip are outstanding, these things just roll as smooth as butter. The rear has started to wear a flat spot in the middle but it's not yet an issue. If I don't cut them, I can probably get 2000 miles on the rear before I'd think about changing it out. I love the extra volume of the 25c but because of the tight clearance on my frame and fork, I may go with the 23's next time.
I have ridden Hutchinson 700x23c tubeless for several years with no complaints (other than the usual challenge to getting a new one mounted.) But after reading how great the new Schwalbe Pro One's were, I took the plunge. What a train wreck. The only good thing I can say is that they do mount easier than the Hutchinsons. But they aren't round! I felt like I was riding on chip and seal on a smooth road. I looked, and sure enough, there were a couple of low spots. So I remounted it, using the Schwalbe rim stuff, no difference. I tried a third time, being sure to take them up to about 130 psi , and hearing all the 'pops' stop. Still rough as a cob. In addition, these tires are bigger than a regular 700x23c. I have a tight clearance in the seat stay, and it rubs enough to squeak!! Learned my expensive lesson, the other tire is going on ebay, and I am going back to Hutchinsons.
Into my second season on the Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless. Great tires all 'round. Ride like a dream, reasonably light, easy to mount, tough as nails. I've used these for commuting, training and racing. I have the 25 mm tires mounted on Enve 3.4 rims and run 70 psi front and 80 psi rear. I weigh 152 lbs. Great ride and great handling in rain and dry. And, I think just as tough on gravel as the Hutchinson Sector 28's.
I can scarcely tell you how many times Ive heard that ch-ch-ch-ch sound as the sealant did its trick on my 28s. And I dont like how hard it is to get sealant off my frame after it gets sprayed. But Ive got close to 2k on these, and the combo of these tires and Orange Seal and my Ultegra rims is kind of magic. I have been on several long rides with multiple punctures, yet I kept rolling (and if you have these wheels, you know what a bitch it is to get tires on and off.). Im 175 lbs, and run 75-80 psi. So comfortable. Amazing grip in the corners. So much more confidence while riding. Sure, my 4 Seasons might not have punctured as much, but they are SO hard.
For those who have had problems sealing, Id recommend the Ultegra wheels. The Pro 1s pumped up with a track pump! And the rims are tubeless ready. Lightweight, inexpensive, reliable, if not particularly aero (but that has improved).
Always seeking nirvana gadget i bot tubeless rims and these tires. I got a flat on second ride and
this tire was seated or glued by stans so well to rim I could not take it off with steel spoons. Back at home I could hardly get it off brutally with channel locks then stanley knife. Perhaps my new rims are especially bead locking but I will never know. Tubeless in garbage and back to vredestiens and contis.
I bought these on sale, and relative to other road tubeless they are a good deal if you can get a break on paying full retail price. Tubeless road tires are definitely not cheap and because I am, the value rating is only three stars. If these continue to wear as they have so far, I would rate the value higher.
Because of the rough roads where I live, I decided to try the 25mm versions on Williams 22 wheels. I've had these tires on for about 6 weeks and about 600 miles and what stands out is that they roll extremely well, it is very noticeable. I previously ran Hutchinsons (have tried all of their tubeless line) for the past 6 years. The Schwalbes definitely feel faster than any of the Hutchinsons that I've tried. As far as the size, these 25mm tires are fatter than the Hutchinson 25mm's that I previously tried. The Schwalbes barely clear my frame and fork on a Cervelo R3. If you're worried about it, get the 23mm's.
I've been careful with the Schwalbes, brushing the tires immediately with a glove after running through anything suspect. I ride them as if they were my old sewups because I hate flatting and I'd like to get max mileage out of these tires. I've got about 2 oz of Stan's in each tire. So far, so good, no tread cuts at all. Running both tires at 75 to 80 psi. (A little note about road tubeless from doing it for the past 7 years If you're getting a lot of flats, try reducing pressures. A tire casing that is under a lot of tension from high inflation pressures cuts more easily. Think of trying to cut a string that is loose vs. one that is taught. Plus, lower pressures allow the tire to grip better and soak up more irregularities in the road surface. Lastly, don't be stingy with your sealant, especially with a brand new tire. The casings seem to almost soak up some of the sealant when the tires are new.)
Overall, these are my favorite tires that I've had and I've been riding for a very long time, including stupid amounts of miles when I was still racing (those days are in the rear view mirror). They're fat and plush but roll very fast. The durability so far seems outstanding. The only question is whether I'll stay lucky and avoid slicing them. I even ordered a second set, just in case, or when I finally wear these out.
When I put these tires on, my first tubeless. I loved the ride and the way they grabbed the road. I put them on a couple hundred miles before beginning a 545 mile trek from northern to Southern California. By day 5 of the 7 day journey, I got a puncture that the sealant couldn't handle. I added a tube which lasted a day and when I changed the next one found the tire to be pretty thin. Maybe 700 miles. Put a patch on the inside of the puncture this time and rode the tire the rest of the way. Probably wouldn't buy again, too much money per mile. I do think it a great performance tire though.
The Schwalbe Pro One tires came standard with my 2017 Cannondale Supersix Evo High Mod, running on Stans No Tubes wheels. I removed the stock tubes after 6 goat-head thorn flats in 2 months and gave tubeless a try. Using Stans No Tubes seleant, I've run over 3,800 miles on the front tire until it appeared that a possible cording was starting to show through the tire causing a ridge, yet the side tread was still strong, and lost the rear tire to a large cut that couldn't seal back in mid August at around 2,700 miles...with plenty of tread left. I ride roads, bike paths, dirt roads and raced a roubaix on them and they are solid in performance. the control in fast mountain descents is beyond what I experienced in Continental GP 4000 II. Running lower psi provides longer life in my experience...I'm a 135lb rider running 60-65 psi.
I have ridden Hutchinson Tubeless for a few years now and they have been easy to mount and get to seal. In thousands of miles I have only experienced one blow out and no punctures. The Schwalbe Pro Ones came on a new bike and I have had nothing but trouble keeping them sealed. I finally started looking at the tire bead and comparing it to the Hutchinson. The Hutchinson bead it smooth while the Schwalbe isn't. I am convinced that while I can get the Schwalbe to seal, the nubs and roughness of the bead result in them not staying sealed. I never had this problem with the Hutchinson tires. I think this will be my one and only pair of Schwalbe tires and they may just end up in the trash.
These are my 3rd set of Tubeless tires and first set of Schwalbes. These tires went on really easy and seated easier than any other set I have used. I'm using a bit of Stans in them and so far, zero issues. These tires roll really well and after the online review I read, I'm glad I got them Fast rolling and the ride is excellent. Only issue.......weight. They are heavy and for sure are sluggish to accelerate. Other than that, great tire. I did rate the value a bit lower as while they are great tire, they are expensive.
I live and ride in the rural area of Central Coast Ca. I was running a heavy training tire (Armadillo's) as keeping moving is more important to me than lightweight and speed. I ventured out in the tubeless arena as a test. I went thru 4 Fusion 3's and achieved no more that 500 miles on all four combined. Disappointed to say the least. I was wondering if I erred in judgement by going tubeless. I researched everything I could about tubeless and found some good reviews on the Schwalbe One's. I thought what the heck, nothing to lose at this point. So far I have around 1,000 miles on these and realize my tubeless decision was worth it. They are mounted on custom built HED Belgium wheels (25mm). They stick well, ride very smooth and no adverse issues so far. I also operate a small bike tour company and cannot afford the hassle, embarrassment nor the down time while riding up and back to check on riders. I was so impressed I had a set of HED Belgium wheels (also 25mm) built for my wife and put the One's on her bike as well. Her result was an increase in her average speed by 3 mph. We are running 700 x 25's on both bikes. I would be willing to try another brand, but I will need some strong data and convincing to support a switch. Kudos to Schwalbe on this fine product. I will report back as the miles provide.
I've been riding tubeless 2325 Specialized Roubaix tires for the last few years. They've been durable and relatively quick, but wanted t try a larger volume tire. The Schwalbe tubeless are great. They went on easily and hold air well. The ride is much more comfortable, and a bit faster the the Roubaix's. I couldn't be happier with them, a nice upgrade.
My plan was to convert to 28mm tubeless on Easton EC90SL rims (which are not official tubeless wheels) for a better ride and to finally get rid of flats. Tires mount easily - just tight enough to seem secure, but not so tight as to break tire irons. 90 PSI max is far lower than I'm accustomed to but the goal was a better ride on terrible california roads
However, absolutely NO amount of tries allowed me to run tubeless and this is someone who has installed a minimum of 30 mountain wheels on various tire and rim vendors. It took 2 people to work the tire enough to get a seal to inflate at all but then 30grams of Stans sealant didn't help complete the process. There is no pop as the tire fills and it takes about 1-6 hours to deflate in which the tire then unseats completely. One thing I noticed is that the rubber is very slick and sealant doesn't really dry to it even after a week like it does for Schwable mountain tires.
Since the EC90s aren't officially supported I was fully prepared for failure and so can't blame the tires, but for anyone coming from the absolutely wonderful world of tubeless mountain biking, the road experience may not be the same
I'm a big fan of Schwalbe tubeless road tires and have had many pairs. This latest iteration is noticeably lighter. I can't tell yet if they wear differently yet-they seem to wear a bit faster but I could be wrong about that. They are great in terms of grip and rolling resistance. But they are super hard to mount. It might the wheeltire combo, but I've mounted many tubeless tires and you have to be patient and perseverant. I had to install with tubes and then use every trick I know (lots of soapy water, a good compressor, etc.). Essentially it feels like a different bead that doesn't want to stay seated.
I ride 120 miles per week on pavemrnt. I've not had a puncture problem in more than 6 months. Both tires still look like new. They are not difficult to mount. Overall I'm very happy with this tire.
This is my first set of Road Tubeless Tires, and so far I'm very happy.
The Schwalbe One's fit very snug on both wheelset's I've tried. Install went easy with soapy water, but definitely need to use tire levers. No problems inflating them with a Floor Pump, and didn't have any issues with leaks (still none either).
I run them about 30 psi lower then the clinchers on my race bike. The Low PSI give a nice supple ride, but still performs very well. No noticeable side wall flex (roll), and lower psi didn't seem to effect rolling resistance.. After 800 miles the tires still new brand new with zero leaks, flats or cuts.
Very Comfortable Ride, Rolls Great. Good One for training & long rural roads.
I love having tubeless road tires. These ones roll smoothly and quietly and have a good overall feeling. They stick to the road well on descents. I have not had any problems with cuts or nicks in the rubber. I recommend these.
Ive been riding these since summer. Had a couple of punctures that sealed (Orange Seal). Today was different. Rode for a bit with sealant spraying all over... then I stopped and cranked the wheel around, and it never sealed. The cut was a little less than a quarter inch. Eventually I had to put in a tube. So, while I love these tires (see my review below), nothing is bulletproof. Im probably going to stick with them, because my riding experience has become so much better. I still have my rock-hard Conti 4 seasons on my other wheelset, but they are so uncomfortable. Its a trade-off.
That punctured tire has about 1000 miles on it. Maybe I can resurrect it, well see. Hopefully. But 50 bucks for 1K for the way they roll? Money pretty well spent.