The Schwalbe G-One RS gravel tire: a season-long review

All-around impressive, speedy race-inspired tire

Schwalbe G-One RS
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Schwalbe G-One RS are wicked fast and reliable. Excellent all-around tire. From lava rocks to deep gravel and technical singletrack, the tires handled every terrain capably.

Reasons to buy
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    Super easy to set up tubeless

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    Wicked fast tire

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    Reliable grip for a semi-slick tire

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    Comfortable

Reasons to avoid
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    Spendy

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    Look for something with more knob for muddy conditions

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The day before riding Unbound Gravel this year, German tire manufacturer, Schwalbe, asked if I’d be keen to test ride the all-new G-One RS tire that was making its debut at the premier gravel event.

Described as delivering "road speed with cyclo cross grip", the tire marries the semi-slick pattern of the Schwalbe X-One Speed cyclocross tire with a more substantial outer knob. It’s billed as Schwalbe’s fastest gravel tire yet, with 20% less rolling resistance than the already quick G-One R and 35g less weight as well. 

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