Schwalbe present the latest model to join their gravel tire family, and promise 20% less rolling resistance and uncompromising speed for races like the Unbound Race. How were they able to achieve that? Find out here with us.
Only a few hours left, then it’s time: the Unbound Gravel Race 2022 goes into the next round and all Gravel fans are already excited about the gravel event of the year. Schwalbe take this big event as an opportunity to proudly present the latest tire in their gravel portfolio. Find out now what the G-One RS has to offer in detail.
The brand new Schwalbe G-One RS in detail
The promise on the part of Schwalbe is high: the new G-One RS should bring road bike speeds off-road and still provide enough grip for fast turns on gravel highways. Thus, the G-One RS replaces the G-One R, which we have of course tested for you as the fastest gravel race tire. Depending on the running direction, the new gravel tire generates either more braking traction or steering grip according to the manufacturer – at consistently high speeds. For this, Schwalbe recommend the rider to mount the tires on the front and rear wheel in different directions.
The developers were inspired by the in-house cyclocross tire X-One Speed and have given the G-One RS a flat tread centre for maximum speed. The result: 20% lower rolling resistance – at least that’s what the manufacturer says. That’s plenty! This is a value that even non-professionals can feel in practice. In their choice of the carcass, Schwalbe rely, similarly to the PRO One road tire, on the Super Race version, which is to provide high speed, grip and safety. The carcass uses two layers and RaceGuard puncture protection under the tread as well as three layers on the sidewall to be shielded against cuts and snakebites. The tire gets its support from the V-Guard puncture protection and the Addix Race rubber compound. If you look at the profile of the tire more closely, you can see the large bent outer blocks, which are primarily intended to provide traction on the climbs. The smaller bent outer blocks in turn improve the grip in the corners and the zig-zagging herring-bone-like tread pattern should bring you the grip when braking.
The three versions of the Schwalbe G-One RS at a glance
|Tire||Schwalbe G-One RS|
|Size||700 x 35C||700 x 40C||700 x 45C|
|Weight||410 g||445 g||505 g|
|Compund||Addix Race||Addix Race||Addix Race|
|Carcass||Super Race||Super Race||Super Race|
|Tire pressure||Max. 4,5 bar||Max. 4,5 bar||Max. 4,0 bar|
|Load||75 kg||100 kg||100 kg|
|Price||€ 72.90||€ 72.90||€ 72.90|
The Schwalbe G-One RS is a sensible addition to the product range and a continuation of the model policy, as started with the G-One R. The available tire dimensions are limited, but certainly suitable for the intended range of use. What the new gravel tire can do in practice, however, it must first prove at the Unbound Gravel race and then on our test bike. We will keep you up to date!
More information about the Schwalbe G-One RS can be found at schwalbe.com
Have you caught the gravel bug and aren’t just looking for the right tires but also the perfect bike? In that case, our gravel bike buyer’s guide is here to help!
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Words: Simon Hänle, Philipp Schwab Photos: Peter Walker