As of August 13th, 2018 I have been riding bikes for 1 year and as of today, I’ve ridden almost 8000 miles. January 2018 I got my first road bike and from then on I was riding daily and during that time I was going through tires. I started with tires that were not tubeless and all that I kept hearing from my fellow riding friends were that once I go tubeless that I’ll never go back, they were right. The areas I ride are not your typical group ride places, they are very extreme areas for climbing and long-distance; tons of things on the road that can shred a tire, and in several rides, I did endure quite a few of them. Being new to riding road I wasn’t sure the tires to use and honestly, the tires that people told me to use were the first ones to get replaced, so I picked up a set of tubeless Schwalbe Pro One 700×28 road tires to try out. After the installation of the new tires I was quite anxious to try them out so I headed out on an adventure ride, within the first few minutes I could tell the difference; the ride was much smoother and I felt like I had better control.
Several weeks later I was out riding on the Beeline Highway and yup I had a piece of metal go into my tire, I felt a cold blast hit my leg and I started hearing some strange repeated noises; the metal stayed inside of my tire while Stans patched it and not once did I have to slow down.
When I returned in from my ride I went to the bike shop to grab a new tire it was saddening that they didn’t have any of them in stock so I had to get a different set of tires installed. The next morning I was back in the shop for another set of tires and I wasn’t getting any other kind but Schwalbe as the temporary tires (not Schwalbe) got punctured within 6 miles of the morning ride. The shop ordered me some Schwalbe Pro One Tires and when they arrived they were installed, today I still have those tires on my bike.
I’ve ridden on 3 different brands of road tires, all of which were stated to be some of the best by riders who swear by their tires; all were good tires but to me, Schwalbe Pro Ones are the best in the world for road bikes. I did contact Schwalbe in the UK and North America to say thank you to them for making such a wonderful tire and the UK Schwalbe team along with Ben have always responded and have been amazing. I’ll ride Schwalbe Tires from here on out and I give them 5 out of 5 stars as they are the best road bike tires that I’ve used and not once have they failed me.
Schwalbe Pro One tires have been some of the best tires that I’ve had on my road bike.