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Just completed cross country ride from Seattle, WA to Jacksonville FL. No flats and the tires donï¿½t look like they have even been ridden yet. A friend asked me if I had already replaced the tires when I got home, they still look new!
Put two 700x50's on a Kona Sutra ahead of a trip to the Alberta Rockies. The bike previously had toured on 700x40 Conti Terra Trails, but those were a little too narrow for the off-road trails we often hit. The Overlands provide a lots of contact patch, lots of cush, very reasonable traction in loose dirt, and still roll very nicely on pavement. It's hard to find a true touring tire in this size (or 29x2.0) that blends on and off-road so well. Hoping these hold up for a long time through commuting, touring, and light trail action.
Needed tires that would be durable and survive abuse from service on a cargo bike. The last tires I had on my Surly Big Dummy were a set of brand new Schwalbe Fat Franks (I was cheap), and they didnï¿½t last 1000 miles. These tries look like theyï¿½ll last at least three times as long, if not much longer.
Only drawback was that the wire bead made installation difficult. I pinched several tubes between the tire and the rim and/or the tire levers before I was finally able to successfully install the tires with the tube intact.
I've been running Rene Herse Oracle Ridge tires on my gravel bike for the past three years. I didn't think they could be improved uponï¿½until now. These Schwalbe G-ONE Overlands are noticeably faster on pavement. So much so that I'm thinking about getting bigger chainrings; I'm spinning out in places I didn't before. Yet the Overlands have plenty of bite in the loose stuffï¿½perhaps a bit less than the Rene Herse tires, but not by much. Then there is the issue of cost. Sixty something is so much better than ninety something. Finally, there's flat protection. Even with the Endurance casing, I was getting the occasional flat with the Oracle Ridges. Time will tell, but I'm confident these Schwalbes have better flat protection.