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sgtrobo

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as the name implies.  Looking for a high speed tire to handle a 200-mile road ride with some gravel thrown in for good measure (mostly hardpack, "mellow" gravel)

I know of the Compass Bon Jon and Barlow Pass tires, as well as the seemingly nonexistent Gravelking 38c tubeless tire.

Any others?  Or, if you know where in the US you can score some of the 38c Gravelking's, let me know!
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HollyBoni

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Gravelking Slick in the US:

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=GravelKing+Tire&vendorCode=PANARACE&major=1&minor=27

I would also recommend the Hutchinson Overide and Schwalbe G-One Speed.


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BrownDog

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I have the Gravel King 38mm slick set up tubeless. Works great, weight is 322/323, set up easy. I use them just as you are looking to do. I had a lot of trouble with Bon Jon’s. Go back and look at the thread named Gravel King slicks and you will find the number to order them direct from the US panaracer distributor.
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bnystrom

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Looking at the Gravel King, it's hard to believe that the tiny, thin tread pattern would have any significant benefit off-road. A slick of the same size - like a Schwalbe Kojak - would probably work just as well. If you're concerned about your ability to corner on loose dirt/gravel, you may want something with a more aggressive tread, at least on the edges.
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HollyBoni

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Treat these GravelKings as slick tyres. IMO you don't need a more aggressive tread for hardpack gravel and tarmac. 

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Cmtgravel

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Love my Conti Travel Contacts. Slick center, knobby sides, fast on pavement,grippy on gravel, indestructible.
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bobknh

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My $.02 -- this past week, I had my first sidewall failure with my Bon Jon's extra light 35mm tubeless. The recent record breaking cold weather, snow and ice, on Hilton Head Island SC left our normally clean pavement littered with debris. While my BJ's seemed to perform well running through all of this crap, when I got back from my ride, I noticed that my front tire had lost a lot pressure. On close examination, I noticed that about 1/2" square area of the sidewall was abraded, and that a considerable amount of sealant had leaked through. The good news was that the sealant ( Orangeseal Endurance) did its job. After pulling the wheel off, and letting it rest overnight in a horizontal position, the leak was completely sealed. Here is my take away from this experience - wider, more supple tires in general perform better than heavier sturdier tires. But, you do increase the risk of sidewall failure. If I continue with Compass tires, I will switch to the standard casing for more durability. Right now I plan to switch 38 mm Schwalbe G-One's for my gravel wheel set. Based on reviews, and experience with other Schwalbe tires, I'm hoping that these will give me much sturdies sidewalls, without much loss, if any, compared to my BJ's.
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BrownDog

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Bob - When are you going to be up my way for a ride?

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