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Panaracer Gravel King SS

Old 07-21-20, 12:25 PM
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Panaracer Gravel King SS

Anyone used these yet? Initial reviews indicate it's fast. I'm currently on G-One All-Around's and looking at the GK SS or Conti Terra Speed next.

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Old 07-21-20, 08:00 PM
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Love my Terra Speeds, but when they wear out, I'm thinking about trying the SS, looks like a good combo for speed a lil grip.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Love my Terra Speeds, but when they wear out, I'm thinking about trying the SS, looks like a good combo for speed a lil grip.
And hopefully more durable than the Terra Speeds.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
And hopefully more durable than the Terra Speeds.
No doubt, love 'em, but damn they wear fast! I'm on my second rear, when it's done, I'll prob go for a set of 35mm SS's.
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This is an interesting tire for me since it comes in 43mm and looks like the centerline traction is pretty minimal.
I love my WTB Resolutes, but am always interested in trying something else if itll magically make me faster or really wont make me slower.

The Gravel King lineup is confusing. It is almost as bad as Schwalbe's Marathon line. Its like Panaracer is just adding all sorts of tires under the Gravel King name. Also, its tough to tell what the real differences(versus claimed) will be between some of the tires.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
No doubt, love 'em, but damn they wear fast! I'm on my second rear, when it's done, I'll prob go for a set of 35mm SS's.
How many miles you get on them?
(lotsa pavement and hardpack?)
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
How many miles you get on them?
(lotsa pavement and hardpack?)
Not sure exactly, prob less than 1,000 miles on the first one, but that was mostly road miles. They're def fast tires, and grip really well, so it's a tradeoff. Love 'em for a race tire, but want something that lasts a lil longer but is still fast on mixed surfaces.
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I'm really interested to see how wide these mount up on wide ID rims.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
I'm really interested to see how wide these mount up on wide ID rims.
Gravelcyclist measured the 35mm SSs at 38mm on 25mm ID rims. I'm hoping on my 19C rims, they'll measure true, or just a hair over.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Gravelcyclist measured the 35mm SSs at 38mm on 25mm ID rims. I'm hoping on my 19C rims, they'll measure true, or just a hair over.
I'd say that's a pretty safe bet. 25mm ID is pretty wide these days. On the more common 21-23mm ID rims most of us have I bet they'll sit right at 35-37mm. And probably stretch a little over time like most tires do.

That makes the 38mm SS pretty attractive to me. Thanks for the heads up on Gravel Cyclist.
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