CX/Gravel Tire Test: Schwalbe G-One R Super Race

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  • Schwalbe G-One R Super Race
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Schwalbe G-One R Super Race road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Schwalbe G-One R Super Race is the latest addition to the Schwalbe G-One line of gravel bike tires. The G-One R is interesting as it's a bit different than the other (Super Ground casing) versions of the G-One (Speed, Allround, Bite, UltraBite) that were launched last year and didn't perform all that well in our tests.


On paper, the G-One R should have a significantly lower rolling resistance as it makes use of Schwalbe's "Super Race" casing and "Addix Race" compound instead of the "Super Ground" casing and "Addix SpeedGrip" compound. Schwalbe's website also indicates this should be their fastest tire as they rate it 100% on rolling efficiency.


Even though the G-One R should be the fastest G-One, the center and edge knobs are bigger than those found on both the G-One Speed and G-One Allround. The tread pattern also looks like it'll grip well in a very large range of conditions both on and off the road. Muddy conditions might be a bridge too far though as we're not sure it'll clear mud all that well.


At the moment, the G-One R is available in 2 sizes: 40-622 (700x40c), and 45-622 (700x45c). We've tested the 40-622 version as that probably still is the most widely used gravel bike tire size.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Schwalbe
Model G-One R Super Race
Year 2021
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
Buy At
Manufacturer part number 11654240
EAN4026495900010
TPI 67
Compound Addix Race
Bead Folding
ETRTO 40-622
Specified Weight 480 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 65
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 40-622 (700x40c)
45-622 (700x45c)

Schwalbe G-One R Super Race Test Results

Schwalbe G-One R Super Race  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 480 grams
Measured Weight 492 grams
Measured Width Casing 36 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 38 mm
Measured Height 34 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 2.20 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 36 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

(54 psi / 3.7 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

(45 psi / 3.1 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

(36 psi / 2.6 bar)
28.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00839
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

(27 psi / 1.9 bar)
32.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00977
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 R Super Race  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 2.20 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Conclusion


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

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Even though the G-One R proves to be the fastest G-One, we expected much more from the G-One R in at least the rolling resisance tests. In our other tests we also haven't been able to find many differences when compared to the other G-Ones with the Super Ground and SpeedGrip compound. We expected this to be a good improvement over the other versions of the G-One but the differences are marginal at best.


When compared to similar gravel bike tires from other brands, the G-One R ends up somewhere in the middle of our overview table. Unfortunately, Schwalbe just doesn't make the fastest (off-road) tires any more which used to be their specialty back in the Triple Star compound era. As we've seen before, there just isn't much of a difference between the different flavors (Addix Race, Addix Speed, Addix SpeedGrip) of the Addix compound.


RATING: 3.0 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
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