We bought a fairly good sneak peek just a few weeks again, however now it’s official and we’ve bought an excellent nearer look… Schwalbe’s all-new gravel racing tire is the G-One RS and it’s rather a lot quicker. Stated to be impressed by a mixture of street velocity and cyclocross grip, the brand new tire includes a sharkskin file tread down the middle for fast-rolling and variable measurement angled shoulder knobs for predictable cornering in unfastened turns.
Schwalbe G-One RS gravel racing tire
Schwalbe claims the brand new semi-slick has a full 20% discount in rolling resistance in comparison with their already quick G-One R – their most up-to-date gravel racing tire, which debuted solely final 12 months at Unbound in Emporia, Kansas. It’s pretty cheap to suppose that the semi-slick RS design might be even quicker than the tightly-spaced arrows of the R design, however that’s nonetheless an enormous enchancment.
Now, Schwalbe-sponsored gravel racer Paul Voss is warming up on Kansas gravel roads with the brand new, faster RS tires.
Curiously, as soon as they get slightly little bit of filth or sand and a few moisture on them, the middle tread begins to look even smoother – take a look at the short video within the Instagram publish, above. We’ll be very curious to see how they deal with from dry & dusty to moist & slick circumstances as you transition from middle to shoulder tread for grip.
The key to hurry is the brand new directional ramped sharkskin file tread down the middle for fast-rolling, whereas retaining sufficient edges to stay to uneven surfaces. Then, bigger angled shoulder knobs supply cornering grip. The shoulders mix an extended paddle with three smaller paddle knobs that fluctuate how far they attain in from the shoulder to predictably supply elevated grip as you lean additional.
Due to the directional orientation of the tread, it could even be potential to flip a rear tire round for wetter or looser circumstances the place you want extra grip. However to date, all the professional gravel racers we’ve seen with the tires since our preliminary sneak peek have them mounted within the ahead course for minimal rolling resistance.
The brand new tire shares the XC MTB-inspired Tremendous Race Soupless casing just like the G-One R for a supple trip with a lightweight V-Guard (Vectran?) anti-puncture belt underneath the Addix Race tread, for a stability of light-weight and race-ready reliability.
Schwalbe G-One RS – Pricing, choices & availability
The excellent news, Schwalbe says the brand new G-One RS gravel tire will likely be provided in three sizes 35, 40 & 45mm (another than the R). And at weights of 410-505g, they’re additionally noticeably lighter, too. The dangerous information is you’ll have to wait. The brand new quicker G-One RS gravel tires will promote for a similar 73€ because the R, however they gained’t be accessible till August 2022.