CX/Gravel Tire Comparison:
Goodyear Connector Ultimate 35 2023 vs
Panaracer GravelKing SK TLC 40 2020




Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand GoodyearPanaracer
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
Year 20232020
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number GR.009.35.622.V003.RRF738-GKSK-B
EAN 4931253016257
TPI 120-
Compound Dynamic Silica4ZSG
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 35-62240-622
Specified Weight 460 grams420 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi75 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)
40-622 (700x40c)
45-622 (700x45c)
50-622 (700x50c)
50-584 (650x50b)
32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
40-622 (700x38c)
43-622 (700x43c)
50-622 (700x50c)
43-584 (650bx43)
48-584 (650bx48)
54-584 (650bx54)
26x2.10
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Goodyear Connector Ultimate 35 2023
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Goodyear Connector Ultimate 35 2023
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Goodyear Connector Ultimate 35 2023
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Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
Specified Weight 460 grams420 grams
Measured Weight 454 grams404 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm (un-round)37 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 37 mm36 mm
Measured Height 32 mm (un-round)35 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.7 mm1.7 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.4 mm1.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.40 mm1.70 mm
All size measurements are taken at low air pressure on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
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Inner Tube None (30 ml sealant)None (30 ml sealant)
Measured Width 34 mm37 mm
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
33-35 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
36-38 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
39-42 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
43-46 = 46 psi/3.2 bar
47-50 = 42 psi/2.9 bar
High Air Pressure
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Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 55 psi/3.8 bar
33-35 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
36-38 = 45 psi/3.1 bar
39-42 = 42 psi/2.9 bar
43-46 = 38 psi/2.6 bar
47-50 = 35 psi/2.4 bar
Medium Air Pressure
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Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 44 psi/3.0 bar
33-35 = 40 psi/2.8 bar
36-38 = 36 psi/2.6 bar
39-42 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
43-46 = 31 psi/2.1 bar
47-50 = 28 psi/1.9 bar
Low Air Pressure
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
(40 psi / 2.8 bar)
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
(36 psi / 2.6 bar)
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
33-35 = 30 psi/2.1 bar
36-38 = 27 psi/1.9 bar
39-42 = 25 psi/1.7 bar
43-46 = 23 psi/1.6 bar
47-50 = 21 psi/1.4 bar
Extra Low Air Pressure
37.0 Watts
CRR: 0.01109
(30 psi / 2.1 bar)
23.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00698
(27 psi / 1.9 bar)
The CX/Gravel section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
Total Puncture Score Tread 40 Points28 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.4 mm1.7 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Static Grip Test Results


Static Grip Test Results (higher is better)
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
Wet Grip Average 65 Points64 Points
Wet Grip Center Members OnlyMembers Only
Wet Grip Edge Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Knob Height Center 1.7 mm1.7 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.4 mm1.7 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Connector Ultimate 35GravelKing SK TLC 40
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2.5 / 54.0 / 5
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