Schwalbe Pro One tubeless road tyre

Not long ago we were rather skeptical of Tubeless on the road. On the trail, the benefits of tubeless are obvious - but what advantages does Tubeless bring to the road?
A few years back we started to meticulously explore the topic, especially tubeless for road racing. We quickly learned that in order to make a high quality, high-pressure tubeless tire, it would require a rather complex innovation.

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Today we are convinced: Tubeless is the tire technology of the future!

Whether mountain bike, road race or touring. For all ambitious sports riders Tubeless is the right choice. Tubeless tires offer clear advantages in speed, comfort, grip and puncture resistance. This applies not only off road, but just as well on the road – for racing and touring bicycles.


There is no friction between the tire and tube. This fact significantly reduces the rolling resistance, even less than in ultra-light competition tires.
Tubeless can be ridden at lower air pressure - without sacrificing performance! This brings substantial advantages in comfort, but also provides more consistent control in critical situations and on rough roads.
Tubeless systems provide very high puncture resistance. Sudden loss of air through bursting tubes or valve tear off is impossible. Tubeless tires are not only more resistant to cuts and Snake-Bites, but the use of puncture protection liquid seals punctures within a few tenths of a second.

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What is new?


Lighter. The new Schwalbe Pro One is 70 g lighter (25 %) than the current ONE tubeless tire. The tire weights 235 g and you do not need a tube!

Faster. The Schwalbe Pro One is faster!

Measured rolling resistance (Watt):
  • Almost 10% less than the current tubeless tire.
  • Nearly 25% less than a comparable folding tire.
  • More than 40% less against tires with a similar puncture resistance (e.g. Schwalbe Durano).
MicroSkin. We use a new revolutionary MicroSkin construction. This new construction makes it possible to apply the Tubeless Easy principal, a proven solution for the MTB, to high-pressure tires for the first time.

The integrated MicroSkin fabric takes on several important functions simultaneously. It ensures airtightness. It guarantees reliable high-pressure stability and it improves cut resistance all around the tire.


Tubeless Easy. The Schwalbe Pro One is a Tubeless Easy tire. Although some sealant is necessary, there is no extensive conversion process with a lot of shaking and repeated pumping. The mounting properties are even better than with classic tubeless tires.

Top-Race Tire
Tubeless Easy, MicroSkin
23-622, 235 g
25-622, 255 g
28-622, 275 g

Also in 20“
For ultrafast Velomobiles
28-406, 200 g

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In the race



The cobble stones of Paris-Roubaix are a proving ground for rider and tires alike. There is no tougher challenge in cycling than the mighty ‘Hell of the North’. Swiss Champion Martin Elminger and Sylvain Chavanel of IAM Cycling, veterans of the epic race and its torturous nature, quickly turned their initial doubt into true Tubeless advocacy after feeling the speed and comfort while riding over the fierce cobbles. In the toughest of conditions, the two champions did not experience a single snake-bite or flat on the brutal course; Tubeless proving to be a significant technical advantage and carrying Elminger to 5th place on the day.

Demonstrating that this technology is not solely for the rugged races, Roger Kluge, also from the IAM team, raced the new PRO ONE at Tour Down Under, claiming, “This tubeless tire has rolling properties like a track tire!” Coming from a track specialist like Kluge, this is a substantial compliment.




27 Comments

shaper, Jul 01 2015 07:15

Nothing on availability ... This still in the R&D stage?

TALUS, Jul 01 2015 08:23

On my bike for 5months. Could not get 25 or 28 though.

SwissVan, Jul 01 2015 08:53

Do you need special tubeless rims or can i use them on my old (2004) stock standard DT swiss road rims?

Same principal as mtb tubeless i.e. rim strip required?

LOOK695, Jul 01 2015 09:06

Do you need special tubeless rims or can i use them on my old (2004) stock standard DT swiss road rims?
Same principal as mtb tubeless i.e. rim strip required?

Would like to know this as well

shaper, Jul 01 2015 09:21

On my bike for 5months. Could not get 25 or 28 though.


Ok, cool.. Where available and idea of cost?

TALUS, Jul 01 2015 11:42

Do you need special tubeless rims or can i use them on my old (2004) stock standard DT swiss road rims?
Same principal as mtb tubeless i.e. rim strip required?

I run them on special /official tubeless rims. Some guys are running normal rims but due to the high pressure and cornering forces I won't be happy to do that.
I got these at the Argus Expo (think it was Evo Bikes). Previously from Evans. Also look at Bontrager.

Naas, Jul 02 2015 09:32

Ok, cool.. Where available and idea of cost?

Yes we stock the 25 and 23C Schwalbe One TL tyres.

shaper, Jul 02 2015 01:50

Yes we stock the 25 and 23C Schwalbe One TL tyres.

Don't see them on your website? Only the Ironman 22C

Thomo, Jul 02 2015 01:56

Don't see them on your website? Only the Ironman 22C

 

http://www.evobikes....-700-x-23c.html

Mongoose!, Jul 03 2015 07:37

Have set of Mavic road wheels that can run tubeless. Eye these for a long time now.

LOOK695, Jul 03 2015 07:54

Those on evobike site are the Schwalbe One. This review is for the Schwalbe Pro One which is a newer version

LOOK695, Jul 23 2015 06:11

Any idea of when these will be available?

Capricorn, Jul 23 2015 07:42

On my bike for 5months. Could not get 25 or 28 though.

 

5 months? do you have the older Schwalbe One, or the new Pro One?

TALUS, Jul 23 2015 08:32

5 months? do you have the older Schwalbe One, or the new Pro One?

Caught out on a (unintentional) lie. The older version. I missed the difference. Sorry.

Capricorn, Jul 23 2015 08:46

Caught out on a (unintentional) lie. The older version. I missed the difference. Sorry.

 

no dammit. wanted feedback on your personal experiences!

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danger dassie, Jul 23 2015 09:48

Nothing on availability ... This still in the R&D stage?

 

Pretty much done with all of that, think they're gearing up on getting them to production and into market. Expected release date around Eurobike, more than likely a few weeks after they'll start being available. 

Personally quite like the Marathon Almotion for a nice all rounder on my CX bike. Commuting, road and sometimes CX Sundays, infused with beer and blood.

Milkman, Sep 23 2015 12:22

Any news on availability of these Tyres yet ?

Frosty, Sep 23 2015 02:29

I'm quite keen to go the tubeless route on my Racing 3 wheels, 25mm wide.

My only concern is knowing if they are actually tubeless compatible before I splash out R1600 on a set of Pro One's.

jcza, Sep 23 2015 02:31

I'm quite keen to go the tubeless route on my Racing 3 wheels, 25mm wide.

My only concern is knowing if they are actually tubeless compatible before I splash out R1600 on a set of Pro One's.

 

Fulcrums? Yes there are no spoke holes so no tape needed. 

openmind, Sep 23 2015 02:38

I'm quite keen to go the tubeless route on my Racing 3 wheels, 25mm wide.

My only concern is knowing if they are actually tubeless compatible before I splash out R1600 on a set of Pro One's.

 

Make sure your wheels are actually road tubeless compatible. Your Fulcrums should be the "Two-way fit" type. The critical feature is that the rim's bead MUST have the tubeless profile or else you run the very real risk of blowing the tyre off the rim. It's not enough that the rim is sealed / has no spoke holes. There are many rims that have no spoke holes that are not road tubeless compatible.

 

I have Fulcrum Racing Zero's Two-way fit and have run Hutchinson Fusion tubeless tires for two years now with no punctures. Awesome technology. Can't wait for the Schwalbe Pro Ones - they are in a league of their own apparently (performance, puncture resistance, weight and comfort).

Frosty, Sep 23 2015 02:49

Make sure your wheels are actually road tubeless compatible. Your Fulcrums should be the "Two-way fit" type. The critical feature is that the rim's bead MUST have the tubeless profile or else you run the very real risk of blowing the tyre off the rim. It's not enough that the rim is sealed / has no spoke holes. There are many rims that have no spoke holes that are not road tubeless compatible.

I have Fulcrum Racing Zero's Two-way fit and have run Hutchinson Fusion tubeless tires for two years now with no punctures. Awesome technology. Can't wait for the Schwalbe Pro Ones - they are in a league of their own apparently (performance, puncture resistance, weight and comfort).

Thanks.

Mine are not the 2-way fit, but the normal Racing 3's (2015 model).

silverboy, Sep 26 2015 08:36

Where can i find Schwalbe One tyroe? I see Evobikes don't have stock

Capricorn, Sep 26 2015 11:07

Where can i find Schwalbe One tyroe? I see Evobikes don't have stock

 

Bike-components.de has 23c in stock. No where else as far as I could determine from my usual online stores. Schwalbe's doing a solid job of building up steep inventories of vaporware, starting with Procore. Pro One is coming in a solid second... <_<

Naas, Sep 26 2015 11:27

Where can i find Schwalbe One tyroe? I see Evobikes don't have stock

Will have the 23C's in stock in about 2 weeks time.

 

Price will be about R995 a tyre...

'Dale, Sep 27 2015 02:03

I'm quite keen to go the tubeless route on my Racing 3 wheels, 25mm wide.
My only concern is knowing if they are actually tubeless compatible before I splash out R1600 on a set of Pro One's.


Watch out for a minor weight penalty on them hoops