Best Gravel Tires - Gravel Tire Guide

Best Gravel Tires - Gravel Tire Guide

Best Gravel Tires - The Definitive Gravel Tire Guide

Checkout our Gravel Tire guide and equip yourself for the season ahead with our top-3 choices for gravel tires. We have tested all these tires on some of the most challenging terrain across the Pacific NorthWest, including technical single track, washed out logging roads and deep boulder/gravel descents. 

We tested a lot of gravel tires in 2020-2022, including the Panaracer Gravelking's (SS, SK and SK+), Continental Terra (Speed and Trail), and the René Herse (Hurricane Ridge) but the G-One RS is unmatched, both speed and durability wise.

Schwalbe G-One RS Tire Review

The Schwalbe G-One RS Gravel Tire is a top-of-the-line choice for riders who want both speed and durability. With 20% less rolling resistance than its predecessor, the G-One R, and improved puncture resistance, this tire provides a smooth and efficient ride. Additionally, it has a slight weight reduction, making it easier to handle on the road. Overall, the Schwalbe G-One RS is a reliable and versatile option for gravel enthusiasts.

  • Claimed weight: 505 grams
  • Actual weight: 518g and 522g for our 700c x 45mm test tyres
  • Claimed width: 45mm
  • Actual width: 45mm on a 25mm internal rim
  • Tubeless-ready

Panaracer Gravelking SK+ Tire Review

The Panaracer Gravel King Tire SK+ is a top-performing tire designed for riders who want a reliable and efficient ride on both road and off-road surfaces. This tire boasts impressive puncture resistance, making it a reliable choice for long rides. Its weight is approximately 500 grams, making it slightly heavier for fast courses but easy to handle on aggressive gravel sections. The tire boasts a very grippy center tread, which make it an ideal tire for muddy and tough conditions; it provides improved traction on loose and rocky terrain.

Overall, the Gravel King Tire SK+ is a well-rounded tire with a balance of speed, traction, and durability. Its combination of puncture resistance, casing design, and rolling resistance make it a popular choice among riders looking for a tire that can handle a variety of conditions without sacrificing performance.

  • Claimed weight: 500 grams
  • Actual weight: 510G for our 700c x 43mm SK+
  • Claimed width: 43mm
  • Actual width: 45mm on a 25mm internal rim
  • Tubeless-ready

Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge Tire Review

The Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge is a high-performing tire that gives riders the confidence to tackle any terrain, from fast pavement to deep mud or snow. With its revolutionary dual-purpose knobby tread, the tire provides uniform grip in any situation, whether you're racing gravel or navigating unknown terrain.

The Hurricane Ridge comes in four casing options: Standard, Extralight, Endurance, and Endurance Plus. The Standard casing is a more affordable option that offers comfort, speed, and durability. The Extralight casing takes performance and comfort to the next level. The Endurance casing is reinforced for extra sidewall protection and puncture resistance, while maintaining the speed and comfort that Rene Herse tires are known for. The Endurance Plus casing provides the ultimate in sidewall protection for the toughest conditions.

Overall, the Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge is a tire that will give riders the confidence to tackle any terrain, with its reliable grip and customizable casing options. Whether you're racing or exploring new trails, the Hurricane Ridge will help you take your ride to the next level.

Standard casing

  • Supple casing
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 515 g

Extralight casing

  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • The ultimate in speed and comfort
  • Black or tan sidewalls
  • 465 g

Endurance casing

  • The same ultra-fine threads as our Extralight casing, but in a denser, stronger weave
  • Protective belt under sidewalls and tread
  • Ideal for rough gravel and tough conditions
  • Dark tan sidewalls
  • 515 g