Road Bike Tire Test: Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Manufacturer Specifications
  3. Size, Weight, Thickness
  4. Rolling Resistance: 12.8 watts
  5. Puncture Resistance: 11 tread / 5 sidewall
  6. Conclusion: 4 / 5 Recommended
  7. Comments
  • Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The tube-type version of the Schwalbe Pro One replaces the Schwalbe One V-Guard (read review) that has been around since 2014 as Schwalbe's top of the line road bike tire. Starting with the 2020 model, Schwalbe has downgraded the plain (non Pro) Schwalbe One to a "Performance Line" tire which basically means it's a midrange tire now. When you want Schwalbe's top of the line road bike tires, you need to look for the Pro One.


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It looks like Schwalbe is moving their entire product line to their new Addix compounds as the Pro One now comes with the Addix Race compound instead of the OneStar compound. The casing is now a 2 x 127 TPI instead of the 127 TPI of the previous version which results in stronger sidewalls. Also new is a "Souplesse Carcass" construction which according to Schwalbe comes close to riding a tubular tire. The V-Guard anti-puncture strip is unchanged from the previous version.


The tube-type Pro One is very similar to the Tubeless-Easy (TLE) Pro One (read review). The only differences we've found seems to be in the rubber coated beads and slightly more coated sidewalls of the Pro One TLE. We don't think there will be much of a difference in rolling resistance between the Pro One TLE and Pro One tube-type when both tires as used with an inner tube.


Schwalbe also adjusted the casing sizes to be more in line with the wider rims used these days which is something we've seen other manufacturers do as well. As can be seen from our measurements below, the 25-622 Pro One is now closer in size to a 23-622 of the previous generation. Schwalbe did introduce a bigger 30-622 size as well but that's probably the same size as the older 28-622.

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Schwalbe
Model Pro One (tubetype) Addix
Year 2020
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
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Manufacturer part number 11653977
EAN4026495862592
TPI 2x127
Compound Addix Race Multi
Bead Folding
ETRTO 25-622
Size Inch 28"
Width 25
Specified Weight 235 grams
Max Pressure 130
Made In Indonesia
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
30-622 (700x30c)

Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix Test Results

Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622x17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.9 bar)
Specified Weight 235 grams
Measured Weight 243 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + inner tube (100 gr)
343 grams
Measured Width 25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 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 Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not Tested
CRR: Not Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi / 8.3 Bar 12.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00384
Rolling Resistance 100 PSI / 6.9 Bar 13.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00414
Rolling Resistance 80 PSI / 5.5 Bar 15.4 Watts
CRR:0.00462
Rolling Resistance 60 PSI / 4.1 Bar 18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
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

Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points
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Conclusion


  • Schwalbe Pro One (tubetype) Addix
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

When compared to the older Schwalbe One V-Guard which is the predecessor of the Pro One tube-type, the Pro One tube-type performs a bit worse on pretty much all of our tests. Rolling resistance is worse, puncture resistance has gone down, it's heavier and it offers lower volume. The positives are thicker and stronger sidewalls which is the result of Schwalbe now using the same casing for both the tube-type and tubeless Pro Ones.


Rated 4 out of 5 as the tube-type Pro One is now clearly behind the Grand Prix 5000 (read review) which is the new benchmark in the road bike category. It does offer a slightly better puncture resistance of both the tread and sidewalls when compared to the Grand Prix 5000.


Feel free to leave your review of the new Pro One in the comments below and help others out with information about wet grip, durability and general road feel.

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RATING: 4 / 5
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