Gravel tire rolling resistance tested

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Marin
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https://granfondo-cycling.com/the-best-gravel-tire/

100% = best value. 1st RR test of a WTB that I've seen, even the treaded ones seem to be fast. Time to try one?

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Because it fits, this is Ton Anhalt's test he posted on slowtwitch:

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interesting to have the G-One bite faster than the all around.

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SO that's a small diameter drum rig and it looks smooth. Probably not worth putting too much emphasis on. Tour Int looks to have the best rig.

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Did they test gravel tires ? or CX...

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jfranci3 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
SO that's a small diameter drum rig and it looks smooth. Probably not worth putting too much emphasis on. Tour Int looks to have the best rig.
Drum tests seem to correlate well with other methods though, even if Jan Heine doesn't like the fact. Plus, tires in the linked test were all of similar width, so the "drum puts wider tires at a disadvatage" argument doesn't apply.

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Vittoria Terreno G+ dry would have dominated this test.

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F45 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 am
Vittoria Terreno G+ dry would have dominated this test.
Why do you think? In my experience, Panaracer/Compass make the fastest fat tires by far.

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Looking at tread patterns, how do you think something like the WTB Nano 40mm's would stack up compared to these?

Considering swapping to something closer to 35mm as I spend a lot of time on tarmac, but not sure if it's worth the cost/effort or if I'd lose too much grip on the really rough stuff.

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Shame the nanos arn't on this test, I find them amazing on the road, oddly quicker than the 28mm i've ridden, alas these were on pure road bikes.

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F45 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 am
Vittoria Terreno G+ dry would have dominated this test.
Not really (according to my own testing). Vittoria has some sidewall "armoring" they use that seems to slow them down a bit.

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Marin wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:40 am
F45 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 am
Vittoria Terreno G+ dry would have dominated this test.
Why do you think? In my experience, Panaracer/Compass make the fastest fat tires by far.
Because their G+ mountain tires test among the fastest on the market and the gravel ones are similarly constructed but the Dry has a very low center tread so it should be even faster.

The Morsa 2.3 is a 1000 gram all mountain tire but in a German bike mag test was by far the fastest tire tested. And even though I've seen it posted that it tends to get punctures in the center of the tread, it also tested almost the best in puncture protection.

edit - well if Tom Anhalt says they're not then I defer. But I cannot find the results on the Bike Blather site.

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F45 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:12 am
edit - well if Tom Anhalt says they're not then I defer. But I cannot find the results on the Bike Blather site.
It's not up there because I haven't finalized all the details of the testing protocol for these tires...

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jfranci3 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
SO that's a small diameter drum rig and it looks smooth. Probably not worth putting too much emphasis on. Tour Int looks to have the best rig.
+1
Pity that Tour Int have not been published since aug -17(?)
But german Tour is still around and testing tires, the new Conti GP 5000 in Tour 2-2019

Here is a pic of Tours tire test rig
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https://www.tour-magazin.de/service/so_ ... 37337.html


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