Panaracer GravelKing Mud 35mm tyre review

The GravelKing Mud looks to add a bit of extra grip to your gravel bike

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Panaracer GravelKing Mud tyre is a good option if your riding takes you onto trails with a gravel base but covered with surface dirt, giving you some extra traction over most gravel tyres. But it’s not quite as adept in muddy conditions as a mud-specific cyclo-cross tyre and in 35mm width tends to slip around when the mud gets really deep.

Reasons to buy
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    Extra tread to cope with UK trail conditions

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    Roll well on road

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    Tubeless ready

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Reasons to avoid
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    Floats or loses traction in really muddy conditions

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    Heavy ride on tarmac if you drop the pressure low enough to handle deep mud

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A mud-specific gravel tyre seems like an oxymoron. But the Panaracer GravelKing Mud is a useful beast in UK conditions, where anything off-road, even if there’s a gravel base, is usually covered with a layer of slippery mud.

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