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Even Schwalbe points out that not too long ago they were skeptical of tubeless tires for the road. Mountian? Sure. The benefits were clear, but for road bikes, touring bikes, even beach racers? That would require some research. So Schwalbe set out to do exactly that, and after years of testing the merits of tubeless they’ve come to their conclusion “Tubeless is the tire technology of the future.”

Listing many of the same benefits that tubeless manufacturers have put forth for years, Schwalbe points out that tubeless systems offer lower rolling resistance, the ability to ride at lower pressures, and provide superior puncture protection. After launching their new Pro One tire, Schwalbe can add lighter and faster to that list as well…

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A big part of the new design for the Pro One is Schwalbe’s new Micro Skin construction. The fabric that is sealed into the tire’s sidewall allows for an airtight bond that makes high pressure Tubeless Easy a reality for the road.

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The end result is a tire that is 70g lighter than the previous Schwalbe One Tubeless (235g vs 305g). The Pro One also measures faster than any of their other tires with only 17w of rolling resistance compared to 19w for the One tubeless, 22w for the One with a Tube, and 29w for the Durano with a tube. Available in 23, 25, and 28mm sizes the tires have a claimed weight of 235, 255, and 275g respectively. There’s even a 20 x 2.8″ version at 200g for your fast folding bike or Velomobile.

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Introduced with much less fanfare but probably just as important in the long run are six other tubeless tires including the new G-one gravel tire. Available in 700 x 35 and 40, the G-One will also be sold in 27.5 x 40 which should be a perfect fit for the new Cannondale Slate. Other notable additions include the S-One designed for events like Paris Roubaix, the X-One CX tire, and Big One for when a non tubeless beach racing tire just won’t cut it. Pricing and availability TBA, though it is known that the Pro One will be replacing the One moving forward.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Boom! Finally, road tubeless tires that don’t weigh a ton and offer LOWER rolling resistance than their older counterparts. I want a set of these in 28c pronto to throw on my Pacenti SL23s… I can only imagine the astronomical cost.

  2. if we start getting a bunch of decent tubeless tires i bet tubes on the road will be a thing of the past. tubular has too many constraints for recreational riders, and you can always pop a tube in a tubeless tire, should the worst happen

  3. I hope One Pro won’t cost much more than current One Tubeless. If that’s the case, then in a year or two my bike will drop another 140 gramms 😀

  4. I bought a Schwalbe CX comp for my CX bike last week. Put in some stans and pumped it up. It’s been perfect. I wonder if the new “tubeless” ones are any cheaper.

  5. The gravel tyres are a nice addition and S-One looks like a great hardcore tyre but I’d also like to see something lighter like the 240g Atom Galactik’s.
    Their Ultremo ZX Tubelsss are good at 290g but they compete with heavier tyres such like Fusion 3 or Padrone.
    Tubeless is friggin awesome, I would never ever go back.
    How about a Bike Radar Road Tubeless Schwalbe vs Maxxis vs Hutchinson shootout?
    Someone should make a nice floor pump or an adapter that lets you top up your sealant with the flick of a switch while inflating.

  6. Light road tubeless tires have already been available in the Specialized Turbo models, 240 or 280g depending on width.

  7. Do these work without disgusting and messy sealant? If not… do not want. Tubeless won’t become widely adopted until it’s as clean and easy as tubeless car tires. As long as messy sealant is needed, I’ll stick to regular tubes on the MTB and CX bikes, and latex on the road bike.

  8. BillBob…only if you have a sealed rim like a Shimano Tubeless or newer Mavic

    Eric Hansen…the Specialized tires aren’t true to size…much narrower than their non-tubeless cousins of the same model and printed width

  9. @Hendrik

    I think it’s for aero properties. They know how to make an aerodynamic tire and they could be combining the One and Ironman lines. I sure wouldn’t want to pay the IM licensing fee.

  10. I’m pretty excited to see this. I’ve been riding tubeless Ones on Pacenti SL25 rims, and find them to be pretty darn fantastic.

  11. So with the Cannondale Slate and the Schwalbe G-1 in 27.5, is 27.5 the next “thing” in gravel type/adventure bikes? Anyone care to comment why this will be better than 700c?

  12. Is the Big One weight correct?

    “60-622, Liteskin, 440g”

    That is crazy light! My current tires are Specialized Fatboys at 43-622 they weigh in at 555g not including the tube.

    If I switch to this tire I can save over 200g and have a 40% bigger tire.

  13. Schwalbe has finally done something to justify their prices. Hopefully the pro ones wont be any more expensive than the ones.

  14. @Dirty Sanchez – because you don’t own one yet. The next big thing is always whatever you don’t own, so they can sell it to you. I’m eageringly awaiting 28.25 mountain bikes with backwards mounted rear shocks, left side driveline, 24.992″ seat post, and proprietary cockpit so that not a single part you already own is compatible.

  15. @dirtySanchez the rollout of a 650x42c tire is the same as a 700x22c. So you’re rolling the same but on a cushy tire with more traction, grip, etc.

  16. lmao @BillBob “Disgusting and messy sealant,” get real. Sealant is no big deal, good sealant that is…

  17. I’ve been running Schwalbe ones, setup tubeless on Farsports 23mm wide rims that do not have spoke holes in the outer rim. Awesome setup. I’m 230lbs and been running them at 100psi R / 95 psi F with no issues whatsoever !!! Very fast, very nice ride. There expensive but I won’t go back to tubes !! Looking forward to trying these in 700x25c

  18. Schwalbe is my current choice of tires, if they move their main technology to tubless then I will have to migrate to different brand.

    I’ve recently tried Vredestein fortezza-senso-all-weather-superlite ( 23c , 150 psi ) and it’s a pain in the a** to ride.

    Any recommendation ?

  19. Rolling resistance claims are at a certain speed I guess? Would be interesting to see some comparisons across brands.

  20. @Romas tubed tires will probably always exist, or at least you’ll be able to run tubes in a tubeless tire. But why? Tubeless is really so much better.

  21. @Trail Dog: The rolling resistance coefficient is independent of speed, and since rolling resistance is varies linearly with speed, that means an x% reduction in the coefficient of rolling resistance equals an x% reduction in overall rolling resistance.

  22. @Psi Squared

    That I don’t agree.

    You’ll have to factor the lateral movement of wheel in your calculation.

  23. I love those guys.
    A company that pushes the envelope and has balls to (gently) push tubeless tech onto mentally lazy consumers without asking them if they understand the benefits.

    P.S. I’m actually not sarcastic.

  24. @DirtySanchez:
    The Cannondale Slate was designed around a 650b wheel by Cannondale so as to ride with the same wheel and tire diameter as a road bike. That way, a road cyclist doesn’t feel too weird when they ride it. If they had gone 700c wheel with a 42c tire, it would have ridden more like a drop bar 29er than a road bike – bringing them closer to a Salsa Fargo (rides different and different intended market). The Slate 650b is not an industry shifting gravel trend at this point. Beyond that is assumptive. Maybe. Maybe not.

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