CX/Gravel Tire Test: Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35

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  • Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts



Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The 35 mm version of the GravelKing has been added to the database to make it easier to compare them to other tires. This tire was originally tested for the GravelKing 32, 35, 40 mm Comparison special article that is only available to Pro Members. The 32 mm version also has been added to the database which means you can find test results of the 32, 35, and 40 mm versions of the GravelKing on our website and compare them to any other tire.


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The Panaracer GravelKing is one of the most requested tires in the CX/Gravel section. The bigger sizes of the GravelKing (32 and up) come with a TLC (tubeless-compatible) casing that should make it easy to set these up tubeless. You can choose between brown sidewalls for a classic look or black sidewalls for a more modern look.


Just like pretty much all Panaracer gravel tires, the GravelKing uses the "ZSG Natural Compound" that, according to Panaracer, offers low rolling resistance and high durability. The casing is an "Anti-Flat Casing" with an extra layer of puncture protective fabric that runs from bead to bead.


In the 622 (28") size, the GravelKing TLC is available in 32, 35, and 40 mm wide versions. Wider versions (38, 42, 48 mm) are available in the 584 (27.5") size.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Panaracer
Model GravelKing TLC
Year 2022
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
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Manufacturer part number RF735-GK-B
TPI -
Compound ZSG
Bead Folding
ETRTO 35-622
Specified Weight 310 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 70
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
40-622 (700x38c)
38-584 (650bx38)
42-584 (650bx42)
48-584 (650bx48)

Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35 Test Results

Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


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Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 310 grams
Measured Weight 315 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 35 mm
Measured Height 32 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 0.1 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 0.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 1.80 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members Only
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
Inner Tube Conti Cross28 (160 gr)
Measured Width 35 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
High Air Pressure

(60 psi / 4.1 bar)
Members Only
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
Medium Air Pressure

(50 psi / 3.4 bar)
Members Only
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
Low Air Pressure

(40 psi / 2.8 bar)
20.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00612
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
Extra Low Air Pressure

(30 psi / 2.1 bar)
24.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00743
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

Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 32 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.80 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Hard Surface Static Grip Test Results


Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 61 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Measured Knob Height Center 0.1 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 0.2 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


  • Panaracer GravelKing TLC 35
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

The 35 mm version of the Panaracer GravelKing TLC performs very similarly to the 40 mm version of the GravelKing TLC that we tested last year. Unlike the 32 mm version of the GravelKing TLC, which comes with an additional layer of puncture protective material under the tread, the construction of the 35 mm GravelKing is essentially the same as the 40 mm version.


When considering all results, the 35 mm version edges out the 40 mm version in our tests, and we contribute these slight differences to manufacturing tolerances, the margin of error of the tests, and small differences in the air pressures used for the tests (CX/Gravel = multi tire size category). In reality, there shouldn't be a difference in performance, and you should pick the size that best suits your needs.


Compare on the comparison section: GravelKing 32 vs 35 vs 40 mm.


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RATING: 4.1 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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