Schwalbe G-One Bite SuperGround SpeedGrip review

Excellent summer tyre, providing good grip on dusty and rocky terrain.

Schwalbe pro one bite editor's choice
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Schwalbe G-One Bite SuperGround SpeedGrip tyres are easy to set up tubeless and offer good amounts of highly predictable grip on hard surfaces and those with a layer of loose debris over the top. The rolling resistance feels quite reasonable too, so longer stints on the tarmac don’t prove to be a drag. It’s worth noting that the tread pattern can be quickly overwhelmed by sloppy mud, so this isn’t a one-tyre all-year solution.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to set up tubeless

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    Good speed on the roads

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    Good grip in dry and dusty conditions

Reasons to avoid
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    Low profile centre knobs can be quickly overwhelmed in muddy conditions

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The Schwalbe G-One Bite Super Ground SpeedGrip tyres are nominally the second most aggressive in the German brand’s gravel tyre range. But don’t be fooled, the line-up is heavily tipped towards smoother and slicker rubber – the “Bites” themselves are still much more of a two-season tyre than a fit-and-forget, four-season type deal.

A name as long as the one bestowed upon these tyres deserves a bit of an explanation. The “Schwalbe” part is pretty straightforward, but…

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Sizes700c x 40, 45, and 50mm; 650b x 50 and 54mm
Measured width44m in 700x45c
Tubeless readyYes

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