CX/Gravel Tire Test: Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40

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  • Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Schwalbe G-One RS, not to be confused with the G-One R, is another new addition to Schwalbe's G-One range of gravel bike tires. Schwalbe promises the RS is the lowest rolling resistance tire in the G-One range, and from the looks of its tread pattern and specifications, it should be.


We already tested the G-One R (read our review) almost a year ago, and the G-One RS is very similar from a construction standpoint as both tires use Schwalbe's fastest ingredients for off-road tires. Both come with the 67 TPI Super Race casing with transparent sidewalls, and their rolling resistance optimized Addix Race compound to provide the lowest possible rolling resistance.


As the one-year-old G-One R didn't live up to its expectations in our tests, our initial expectations of the latest RS version of the G-One weren't all that high. It turns out we were wrong, as the RS version is one of the fastest rolling gravel bike tires out there, with a rolling resistance much lower than the R version.


Together with the G-One RS test, we're also launching our wet grip test for CX and Gravel bike tires to get even more insight into the differences between these tires. Please be aware that the grip test data for off-road tires isn't as clear-cut as on-road tires as the test is still performed on our hard test surface. You can find more information on how the knobby tread affects the grip test in the disclaimer message near the grip test results.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Schwalbe
Model G-One RS Super Race
Year 2022
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
Buy At
Manufacturer part number 11654390
EAN4026495905510
TPI 67
Compound Addix Race
Bead Folding
ETRTO 40-622
Specified Weight 445 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 65
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)
40-622 (700x40c)
45-622 (700x45c)

Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40 Test Results

Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40  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 445 grams
Measured Weight 473 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 40 mm
Measured Height 34 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 0.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.4 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 2.10 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 37 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)
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
Extra Low Air Pressure

(27 psi / 1.9 bar)
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
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 RS Super Race 40  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 33 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 2.10 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 RS Super Race road bike tire on a grip test machine
Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 61 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Measured Knob Height Center 0.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.4 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


  • Schwalbe G-One RS Super Race 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

Finally, we've found a Schwalbe G-One that lives up to its claims and comes with a low rolling resistance. If you've followed our tests for the last couple of years, you probably know that we're not a big fan of the Schwalbe Addix compounds, as the consistency with this compound is hard to find. We're now hoping Schwalbe fixed their compound mixing, and their tires will live up to their expectations.


Although the Schwalbe G-One is fast, we do see some shortcomings in the puncture resistance and hard surface wet grip tests. The relatively low puncture resistance of the tread can be solved somewhat by setting these up tubeless with enough sealant. There is no easy solution to fix the lowish hard surface grip, but that might not be that big of an issue when using these as a rear tire where rolling resistance is more critical combined with a grippier tire on the front wheel.


RATING: 4.5 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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