Schwalbe G-One Allround in review

Schwalbe and G-One are household names to most gravel bros, and the tire professionals promise to cater to them all with the G-One Allround, offering speed, traction, and compliance – no problem according to Schwalbe! But how does the most widely known gravel tire fare in our group test?

Schwalbe G-One Allround | 523 g | € 64,90 | Manufacturer’s website

It seems that Schwalbe have managed to create the perfect tire for every gravel enthusiast with the G-One family, and the market reflects this. New bikes don’t come specced with any other tires nearly as often as the models from the German brand. They promise to cover everything from fast to grippy, and affordable to high-performance thanks to countless tread patterns and rubber compounds. The G-One Allround is an all-rounder amongst the specialists in the Schwalbe range. As expected from Schwalbe, fitting the tire is simple and inconspicuous, and it’s easy to set up tubeless.

Can the all-rounder deliver on all terrain? – Schwalbe G-One Allround

All-round through and through, the Schwalbe G-One Allround impresses in every situation. Due to the uniform tread pattern and round profile, it’s particularly agile and easy to ride. It doesn’t take any time to get used to and the bike just feels right from the get go. This also applies to gravel roads and hardpack. Thanks to the respectable rolling resistance of 15.4 W for an all-rounder, it’s quite efficient and accelerates quickly. This allows the tire to excel especially on asphalt, hardpack, and gravel. Here, the G-One instils you with confidence even when it’s wet, though the tire reaches its limits as soon as you hit the trails and forest soil. You’ll find significantly more grippy tires for this kind of terrain, like the Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite. As far as puncture protection is concerned, however, the Allround punches above its weight and consistently scores above average regarding puncture resistance. So, it’s a fast, robust all-rounder for everything but the trails!

Tire Characteristics

intended use

  1. asphalt/hard pack
  2. trail

rolling resistance

  1. slow
  2. quick

pinch protection

  1. low
  2. high

puncture protection

  1. low
  2. high

handling in wet conditions

  1. slippery
  2. grippy


In our group test, the Schwalbe G-One Allround presents itself as an all-rounder with a slight penchant for efficiency. The tire is ideal for classic gravel, leisurely rides, and commuting. It’s only off the beaten track that it doesn’t fare so well, though it gets top marks for puncture protection.


  • very efficient for an all-rounder
  • above-average puncture protection
  • agile handling


  • lacks grip on trails and forest soil

Made in Indonesia | Tested size 40-622 | Tire width in mm¹ 38,3 | Tire height in mm¹ 34,00 | Tire height + Test rim in mm² 79,32 | Weight 522,7 g | Price € 64,90
1 measured dimension with 2,5 Bar, 2 Test rim: ZIPP 303s 622 x 20.3C (Rim height 45,32 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: Challenge Getaway (Click for review) | Challenge Gravel Grinder (Click for review) | Continental Terra Speed (Click for review) | Continental Terra Trail (Click for review) | Maxxis Rambler (Click for review) | Maxxis Receptor (Click for review) | Panaracer Gravelking (Click for review) | Panaracer Gravelking Slick Plus+ (Click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel RC (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Allround | Schwalbe G-One R (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One RS (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Pathfinder (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Tracer (Click for review) | Vittoria Terreno Dry (Click for review) | Vittoria Terreno Mix (Click for review) | WTB Riddler (Click for review) | WTB Byway (Click for review)

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Words & Photos: mschneider