New Gravelking coming March 1st

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BigBoyND
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by BigBoyND

kokoon wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:30 am
Everything's changed. No more 32mm option on any of the models?

R models are lighter, probably more similar to old ones. Plenty tough for me. But I'll have to pick between 30c and 35c for my road wheelset in the future and I don't feel like going even wider and heavier, but then also not narrower and harsher...
If the sizing is updated to reflect modern rim widths, maybe the new 35 is the same size as the old 32

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by BigBoyND

jfranci3 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:08 pm
Also, aren't we over tan walls?
Not me. It's a disqualifier if it's not available in tan walls :) Looks are a matter of preference, but I also like that it's easier to tell whether I have a puncture when the sidewalls are tan, against the backdrop of black tarmac, black rim, and with cat 5 sunglasses on.

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kokoon
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by kokoon

BigBoyND wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:30 pm
kokoon wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:30 am
Everything's changed. No more 32mm option on any of the models?

R models are lighter, probably more similar to old ones. Plenty tough for me. But I'll have to pick between 30c and 35c for my road wheelset in the future and I don't feel like going even wider and heavier, but then also not narrower and harsher...
If the sizing is updated to reflect modern rim widths, maybe the new 35 is the same size as the old 32
Maybe. The old 32c measures exactly 35mm on my 24mm IW rims.

kokoon
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by kokoon

Anyone tried these? Mostly interested in X1 model.

MAsshole
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by MAsshole

I'm running the X1 Plus in a 45 at Unbound.

Will let you know how that goes.

kokoon
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by kokoon

MAsshole wrote:
Mon May 27, 2024 2:00 am
I'm running the X1 Plus in a 45 at Unbound.

Will let you know how that goes.
You got thru alive?

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nickf
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by nickf

Rolling resistance test is up.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.co ... -king-x1-r

They seem to test kinda average. I'll be sticking with the terra speeds for now.

CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

nickf wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:16 pm
Rolling resistance test is up.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.co ... -king-x1-r

They seem to test kinda average. I'll be sticking with the terra speeds for now.
Yep. Insanely thin as well which means the low puncture resistance is no surprise.

warthog101
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by warthog101

SK on the front and SS on the rear here. No real reason to change going by that test. I ride on hard packed gravel not soft, so not needed for me.
Puncture resistance seems the same as the SK. Thousands of ks on them and they handle the flinty rock here very well. Much better than Tufo in particular and also Pirelli.

MAsshole
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by MAsshole

kokoon wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:50 pm
MAsshole wrote:
Mon May 27, 2024 2:00 am
I'm running the X1 Plus in a 45 at Unbound.

Will let you know how that goes.
You got thru alive?
Yep!

No flats, no sidewall tears, nothing.

Not sure if it was tire-choice or line-choice but absolutely zero issues.

I was slightly worried during a pre-ride Friday that mud could be an issue (tires measured at like 47mm while my frame has a stated 45mm clearance) as I did have to clear out some after a particularly sticky section but it all dried out.

It didn't feel as fast as a pair of 38mm Pathfinder Pro's I've run before but I have no data backing it up.

Would 100% run them again in dry conditions.

kokoon
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by kokoon

MAsshole wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2024 1:29 pm
kokoon wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:50 pm
MAsshole wrote:
Mon May 27, 2024 2:00 am
I'm running the X1 Plus in a 45 at Unbound.

Will let you know how that goes.
You got thru alive?
Yep!

No flats, no sidewall tears, nothing.

Not sure if it was tire-choice or line-choice but absolutely zero issues.

I was slightly worried during a pre-ride Friday that mud could be an issue (tires measured at like 47mm while my frame has a stated 45mm clearance) as I did have to clear out some after a particularly sticky section but it all dried out.

It didn't feel as fast as a pair of 38mm Pathfinder Pro's I've run before but I have no data backing it up.

Would 100% run them again in dry conditions.
Good to know, thanks! What's your rim IW that makes 45c measure 47mm? I'm thinking about getting these and not sure if I should go 40c or 45c, I only have clearance for like 47-48mm. Old model 43c gravelkings just barely fit.

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