Road Bike Tire Test: Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix

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Test Summary

Conclusion: 4 / 5 Recommended
Weight: 263 grams
Rolling Resistance: 10.2 watts
Puncture Resistance: 10 (tread) / 5 (sidewall)

Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Schwalbe Pro One TLE is the successor to the Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless from 2015. Back in 2015, the Pro One Tubeless (read review) was the fastest and lightest tubeless tire you could buy and even one of the fastest when compared to tube-type tires with latex inner tubes. In the last couple of years, we've seen the Pro One Tubeless being surpassed by faster tires resulting in it gradually dropping down in our road bike ranking.

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The Pro One TLE with Addix Race compound is Schwalbe's answer to the competition. The casing is now marked as being a 2 x 127 TPI casing instead of the 127 TPI + Microskin fabric of the previous generation. While the Pro One Tubeless did well in our tests, we received a lot of comments about the subpar puncture resistance of the Pro One Tubeless when used in a tubeless set up. It looks like the Microskin didn't work as well in real-life and Schwalbe now simply uses a double layer casing with a V-Guard puncture strip under the tread.

The compound also received an update, the Pro One TLE now uses the Addix Race compound instead of the OneStar compound of the previous generation. Specified weight has gone down by 10 grams for the same specified size but please be aware that Schwalbe downsized the tire to be more true to size when used with wider rims. New is a 30-622 size which is probably the same size as the older 28-622 Pro One.

Also new is a TT version of the Pro One. The Pro One TT is even lighter as it comes with less rubber and no V-Guard puncture strip under the tread. Stay tuned for our test of the TT version.

Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Schwalbe
Model Pro One TLE Addix
Year 2020
Tire Type Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
Buy At (advertisement)
Manufacturer part number 11653974
TPI 2x127
Compound Addix Race Multi
Bead Folding
ETRTO 25-622
Size Inch 28"
Width 25
Specified Weight 245 grams
Max Pressure 110
Made In Indonesia
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
30-622 (700x30c)
25-584 (650x25b)
28-584 (650x28b)
28-559 (26x1.10)
28-406 (20x1.10)

Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix Test Results

Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size and Weight Measurements

Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622x17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.9 bar)
Specified Weight 245 grams
Measured Weight 263 grams
Measured Width 26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.85 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 30 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results

Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph / 8 m/s, Load: 42.5 kg / 417 N)
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not Tested
CRR: Not Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi / 8.3 Bar 10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance 100 PSI / 6.9 Bar 11.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00336
Rolling Resistance 80 PSI / 5.5 Bar 12.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 PSI / 4.1 Bar 14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
Use the formula: RR (watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points
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Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Pro One TLE has a slightly lower rolling resistance than its predecessor but doesn't come close to the Grand Prix 5000 TL (read review) that is the benchmark in the all-round tubeless category. Puncture resistance in our tests has gone down by 1 point for both the tread and sidewall. Although the specified weight has gone down, it looks like real-life weight is higher for the same air volume. The good part is that tread thickness has gone up from 2.3 mm to 2.7 which means durability should be better.

Rated 4 out of 5 because the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL seems to be the better choice in almost all aspects. If real-life puncture resistance turns out to be better than the previous edition of the Pro One this can still be a solid tubeless tire.

Comments about user experiences with both the old and new Pro One are very welcome.

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RATING: 4 / 5


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