The Schwalbe G-One Allround Evolution might be one of the heaviest tires in our test but that also means it scores the highest for puncture resistance in the lab. Does its weight impact on its real-world performance or can this gravel tire scoop up the trophy.
The Schwalbe G-One Allround is the faster of the two Schwalbe tires in our group test and proved to be unimpressed by attempts to cause snakebites or punctures during our lab testing. That extra puncture resistance is noticeable though: at over 500 g, the G-One Allround is one of the heaviest tires in our test. The tread is built up to be flat and consistent and like the Specialized Pathfinder, offers thousands of small edges to hook up and find traction on any inclination. However, the tire quickly reaches its limits when leaned into corners. While it handles predictably and good-natured at the limit, it can’t be pushed harder into corners to find more grip. Due to its robust construction, the Schwalbe tire is extremely stiff and offers minimum comfort or ‘suspension’. As soon as rocks or roots stand in your way, the gravel tire’s handling becomes unsettled and nervous. In comparison to the Vittoria Terreno Dry, which squeezes its way around obstacles, the G-One Allround just bounces off them. Bumped around it occasionally loses contact with the ground for a fraction of a second: a guarantee for zero traction. During braking, the tire is surprisingly secure despite its narrow dimensions and reduces your speed in a controlled manner.
Does Allround mean all-rounder? It’s not quite as simple as that. The Schwalbe G-One Allround is too uncomfortable and reaches its limit too quickly in corners to be able to have a say amongst the winners, and no amount of braking traction and puncture resistance can make up for that. However, if you ride mainly on asphalt and smooth forest tracks, you’ll get a good tire here.
- good puncture protection
- reliable braking
- limited comfort
- quickly reaches grip limit in corners
Made in Indonesia | Tested size 40-622 | Tire width in mm¹ 38.1 | Tire height in mm¹ 35.6 | Tire height + test rim in mm² 59.6 | Weight 505 g | Price € 59.90
1 messured dimension with 2.5 bar. 2 Test rim: Stan’s NOTUBES Grail 622 x 20.3 C (Rim height 24.5 mm)
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In our introduction of the best gravel tire on test you can’t just find our most interesting findings and our overall conclusion, but a good view on all tires tested.
All tires on review: Continental Terra Speed (click for review) | Continental Terra Trail (click for review) | MAXXIS Rambler SilkShield TR (click for review) | Panaracer GravelKing SK (click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Allround Evolution (click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Bite Evolution (click for review) | Specialized Pathfinder Pro (click for review) | Teravail Cannonball Light & Supple (click for review) | Vittoria Terreno Dry (click for review) | WTB Riddler TCS Light/Fast Rolling (click for review) | WTB Venture Road TCS (click for review)
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Words & Photos: Benjamin Topf, Philipp Schwab