CX/Gravel Tire Test: Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50

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  • Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts



Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Schwalbe G-One Overland is another new addition to the G-One family of gravel bike tires. The G-One Overland comes with a versatile tread pattern, and Schwalbe describes this tire as a 'gravel tire for commuters, adventurers, and e-bikers'. The G-One Overland should be excellent on asphalt thanks to its tread pattern comprising closely spaced, stable blocks. The downside of this kind of tread pattern can be found in muddy conditions as the tread will fill up quickly.


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The Overland comes with Schwalbe's tubeless-ready 67 TPI Super Ground casing and Addix SpeedGrip compound that both can be seen as a good mixture between absolute speed and protection/grip. Although the Super Ground casing is quite tough, it doesn't come with additional puncture protection under the tread, which means it mostly relies on the tubeless sealant to seal small punctures.


Although Schwalbe recommends this tire for commuters, adventurers, and e-bikers, we're not sure we would recommend this tire for use on bikes that do not allow for easy removal of the wheels in case of a puncture. Our tests show the tread puncture resistance isn't up to touring bike standards, and there is a real risk you might end up with a puncture that you can't fix quickly on that kind of bike.


The G-One Overland was first released in the 50-622 (700x50c) size only, but we noticed Schwalbe has recently released 40-622 and 45-622 versions as well. We've tested the 50-622 version, and although we test most other gravel bike tires in the 40-622 size, we will compare it to the best gravel bike tires with a similar knob height.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Schwalbe
Model G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip
Year 2023
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
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Manufacturer part number 11654399
EAN4026495905992
TPI 67
Compound Addix SpeedGrip
Bead Folding
ETRTO 50-622
Specified Weight 625 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 55
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 40-622 (700x40c)
45-622 (700x45c)
50-622 (700x50c)

Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50 Test Results

Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 625 grams
Measured Weight 663 grams
Measured Width Casing 46 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 48 mm
Measured Height 43 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 2.00 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 None (30 ml sealant)
Measured Width 46 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

(46 psi / 3.2 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
43-46 = 38 psi/2.6 bar
47-50 = 35 psi/2.4 bar
Medium Air Pressure

(38 psi / 2.6 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
43-46 = 31 psi/2.1 bar
47-50 = 28 psi/1.9 bar
Low Air Pressure

(31 psi / 2.1 bar)
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
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

(23 psi / 1.6 bar)
23.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00704
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

Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 29 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 2.00 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

Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip road bike tire on a grip test machine
Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 79 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Measured Knob Height Center 1.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.7 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


  • Schwalbe G-One Overland Super Ground SpeedGrip 50
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

When taking into account the Schwalbe G-One Overland's tread pattern, it shows a solid and balanced performance in our tests. The main weakness is the tread's low puncture resistance, which makes this tire unsuitable for use on bikes that do not allow for easy removal of the wheels. Rolling resistance also comes in very strong, although it's not the fastest tire out there.


Another strong point is the performance in our hard surface wet grip tests. The Addix SpeedGrip compound, combined with the closely spaced tread blocks that prevent flexing under load, works exceptionally well in the wet grip test of the center of the tire. In the edge test, the grip is a bit lower as more of the higher and more widely spaced edge knobs are in contact with the test surface.


It looks like Schwalbe has upped their game lately, as all their tires we've tested over the past 12 months show strong performance in our tests.


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RATING: 5.0 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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