SchwalbePro One Tire - Tubeless

An impressive update.

Schwalbe's recently updated tubeless road tire, the Pro One Tubeless Tire, sheds weight and rolling resistance compared to the original One tire. Given these advantages, the Pro One makes a compelling case for racing on tubeless tires, and we can only hope to see more race wheels offered in the future that are compatible with them. To improve upon an already solid tire, Schwalbe started with triple compound rubber, adding Snakebite and Sidewall protection that teams with a liquid, tubeless sealant to retain air pressure over time and help resist punctures.

The firm center strip improves the rolling resistance by a claimed ten percent while softer shoulders grip the tarmac for control while cornering at high speeds. Schwalbe's MicroSkin construction adds durability to the Pro One, helping the tire resist ill-intentioned debris on the roads so you get through your race flat-free, while the tubeless construction allows you to race with the tires at lower air pressure and eliminates friction between the tube and tire that can slow you down.

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About what I expected

    These tires came on the SuperSix Evo that I recently purchased. And just like many of the reviews I had read, they lasted about 500 miles before the first issue. At this mileage they do not show much sign of wear, but the tire on the rear wheel will not hold air. Examining the tire does not reveal any large puncture, so it is not immediately clear what the issue is, but I was planning on switching back anyways.
    There is likely a reason why Continental doesn't make tubeless road tires.

    Prone to cuts, won't seal.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Had these tires for a while and they always had sealing issues/problems, along with being difficult to mount. Small punctures failed to seal woth orange seal for some reason, even running at 80PSI. I switched to Mavic Yukison Pro UST and they mount way easier, seem more resistant to cuts and punctures, and seal well with the orange seal (only ever tiny evidence of sprayed orange seal on my seat tube).

    Equivelent scenarios with these schwalbes resulted in stopping to put in a tube.

    no longer holds more than 20 psi

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I just got these tires mounted on my new Aeroad CF SLX 8.0 DISC DI2. Went on two rides, totalling 100 miles, ran over a pebble on the rear and got a flat that just shot all the sealant into the pavement. Now if I try to pump the tired to more than 20 psi, the air and sealant just flows out of the tiny little hole. For comparison, I normally get 1500-2000 miles without these kind of issues on 4000 s2s. So far my first run of tubeless is a wash.

    slightly different take

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have a slightly different experience than the some of the reviewers here. I've been using the same pair of 28mm since June of 2017 as my only ride.
    Mounted tubeless quite easily on a set of American Classic Argent, I find the ride to be plush and secure. I weigh around 150 and ride a Spec. Roubaix SL4 (disc). I typically ride at 75psi rear and 70 front. I have around 4000 miles on the tires and have recently experienced one leak. The tire would hold pressure to around 50-55 psi.. more than enough to get home. After I refreshed the sealant (after a year, I assume it would be dry) the tire sealed and is now, as a test holding 100psi overnight.
    Another slow leak around six months in was patched with a plug. Stan's regular sealant 20-25mls...

    Love em

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These were game changers for me. Mounted them up tubeless and was totally amazed at how plush the ride is, even compared to the Vittoria Rubino Pros they replaced. I have never experienced anything like it. The profile is also more triangular than some other tires i have used, which made them far, far more responsive to turn. The Vittorias, in particular, had a pretty flat profile for 25mm tires on the 19.5mm Easton EC90 rims i am running, so i had to muscle the bike around. The Schwalbes are just telepathic. Grip is fantastic and confidence inspiring.

    I don't have enough mileage to comment on durability, so will update this in a few hundred miles.

    UPDATE - after 500 miles of super-harsh cratered out MA roads, including some gravel, glass and huge potholes nobody called out in the paceline, these tires are performing line champs - much better than the Contis and Vittorias I ran before. They barely show any wear, which is is incredible - especially since I am pushing 200 lbs. I love these things more every day.

    Great feel/traction, HORRIBLE durability

      Perfect as a set for crit races, but that's it...



      I had read all the reviews but over looked most bad reviews... Sadly... Here's a photo of my tire below, this hole ran out all my sealant without me realizing it and now I'm currently waiting on the side of the road for my ride..

      You might think I'm wrong, but I have not hit a single thing with these tires, they only have 3 rides and about 4.5-5 hours on them.. this hole is simply from wear...



      Honestly these have been a waste of $80 a pop...

      Great feel/traction, HORRIBLE durability

      I have just over 600 miles on a pair and the rear already has 4 plugs in it. I agree that they ride great, feel super smooth, but durability is garbage.

      Looking for alternatives.

      I experienced the exact same puncture after 275 miles on these tires. The sealant would leak if I inflated past 50 psi. Hugely disappointed. Feel fast to ride, but not worth the hassle.

      Great feel, ridiculously prone to flats

        I rode Hutchinson Fusions (various versions) for years without an issue.

        These have great road feel, and I'm sure the rolling resistance is low. But they are without a doubt the most flat-prone tire I've ever ridden.

        Minor nicks don't seal. And if they seal at all, they spew sealant when inflated above 60-80 lbs. I'm riding decent roads, and I brush each tire for debris at the end of each ride.

        I have them on two new bikes. I've replaced three of the four tires in two months of light mileage and I'm refilling sealant constantly.

        These nullify any advantage to riding tubeless. Latex tubes I have to inflate every day would be far superior.

        Trusty Shwalbe!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        A nice tire that I like to use for everything. Really easy when I set them up tubeless!

        My new go-to.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Love, love, love these tires. Sets up tubeless easy. Grippy yet still fairly long wearing and rolls very quickly. Have never had an issue with flats (knock on wood) even while riding a fair bit on gravel and through goatheads. Seems to run a little big but it translates to a smoother ride. If you haven't run tubeless or haven't had the greatest luck with your current setup, give these a try.

        Grippy

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        First off, these were difficult to install. I used a tubeless pump, soapy water and removed the valve core. I could not get the bead to seat. My buddy in the bike shop used a compressor and the setup was easy.

        My first ride on these was in a Crit race and it rained the whole time. I was tentative in the corners at first, but started to gain confidence as the race went on. I started ripping into corners (even on 23c) and had a nice advantage over the field. Couldn't be happier.

        I have been on these tires for about 500 miles now and no flats. They seem to be wearing well and i will get many miles in on these. Highly recommend especially if you have a compressor to make the setup easy.

        What brand of sealant and at what pressure are you using these tyres? My experencie so far has been very bad with many punctures and the sealant cant support anything about 60psi, but I'm testing with different sealants and pressures to see if I can get a better results.

        Stans race sealant and about 95 psi

        Good - OK so far

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I'll split this between my experience and my wifes.

        I have a little over 300 miles on these tires and after years of riding cotton tires (Veloflex / Vittorias) they've taken a bit to get used to. On descents and aggressively around tight turns they tend to drift a tiny bit more than what I'm comfortable with, but it's something that I'm slowly getting used to after spending some time with them on GMR / GRR / Mt. Baldy.

        From a durability and longevity standpoint my wife has been on these for the last year and a half with no sign of punctures or cuts, even when they're long in the tooth. She's arguably as aggressive as I am on the descents and hasn't complained about grip around the turns.

        So far so good

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I must admit, my review is based only on my initial impressions. However, not much will change unless I run into durability issues. My Pro Ones are 28s mounted tubeless on DT Swiss R32 rims.
        My first experience with Schwalbes was a total dud. That was with Rocket Ron MTB tires. However, since then I've used Racing Ralph MTB tires, X Ones, G Ones and now the Pro One. I've had great luck with all of them and, so far, the Pro One is no different.
        Classic Schwalbe these really are "tubeless easy." Just like installing the G Ones, these can be fitted on a rim with just enough tightness to have confidence without being unreasonable to get on. Once they are installed the bead is easy to set and they hold well.
        My baseline for road tires is the Conti GP 4000 25m which is an all around excellent tire. I have also run Corsa 25s this year. I've read reviews that suggest the Pro One rolls better than these tires; my initial impression is that the Pro One certainly isn't slower.
        As for durability, only time will tell, but after reading that this might be a question mark with the Pro Ones, I was pleased to see that the sidewalls seem solid and far from paper thin. By contrast, the sidewall of a tire like the Corsa feels more like a thick t-shirt than a bike tire (although, I have to admit those handled some rough dirt road riding without a puncture and only failed when the tread was cut.)
        I will report back once I've really but these to the test as far as durability. For now, my impression is that they set up easily, look good and roll fast!



        Pro Ones

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm nearly at 1500miles on a pair of 25's on Rol clinchers taped up to run tubeless. They went on fairly easy, set up quick with a compressor and no sealant over night to stretch out a bit. Installed abit of sealant next day and went for a 2hr ride at 80psi. Very nice ride. I had 2 rear flats out of the last 8 months with these tires. Just remove, clean, patch and go. This is my 4th pair of different road tubeless[Huthinson, Maxxis, Specialized Ive ran] and by far the best ride. I'm not a fan of anything with tubes as I come from a mostly xc racing background and cyclocross. I think the problem most people are having is the tight fit on different wheelsets. Either way I just ordered a set of 28's.

        I get 3,000 miles and average fewer than 1 flat per life cycle with Conti Snakeskins @80 p.s.i..
        I'm all in on tubeless with my mountain bikes but what's the advantage of tubeless on a road bike if they're still flatting? Dealing with flats in the field with a tubeless setup (and sealant) is a MESS!!!!
        Not being pugnacious. I'm seriously considering going tubeless on my road bikes but I'm not seeing the advantage if I can expect them to flat more than my current tube-type.
        Any thoughts?

        Fast Year Round


          BikeRadar did a test with 10 different tires and this one won flat out in speed. I'd have to agree. It's a fast tire. And still plenty of grip in the corners. I run this tire tubeless and at about 70-80 PSI. Floats over chipseal and gravel and smooth as butter on the tarmac. I use this tire year round. I admit, It's not the most durable tire I've ever ridden on but I'll take the trade off of a fast tubeless tire over a clincher and tubes any day.

          Zero puncture resistance

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Incredibly weak tire. I would never use them again.
          - I bought 3 tires in past two months and all failed with a large puncture that sealant couldn't seal. Precisely, sealant holds up at 40-50 psi, but can't hold it after 80 psi.

          Exactly. I can't believe anyone has had a different experience. I have them on two bikes. I'm getting 200 miles between flats. Tiny punctures don't seal when you inflate over 60. Two bikes, four tires, three replacements from small nicks that won't seal. Worst tire I've ever ridden.

          They're so bad I suspect every other reviewer works for Schwalbe.

          Near impossible to get onto wider rims

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          With a 28mm external width rim, these tires are near impossible to get on. I hope you've been doing forearm intervals for at least 3 weeks before you attempt to roll these over onto your wheels, otherwise, enlist a partner or just buy something else, because it's not worth it to get these on. There is virtually no way you're changing a flat out in the wild anyway.

          After finally getting these mounted, I got a sidewall flat on my first ride. I just called a friend to pick me up as there was no way I was going to attempt to get these off. I ended up cutting the tire off w/o even trying to roll it off.

          Bottom line: poor sidewall construction lead to a flat the first ride and these don't fit onto wider rims without a significant effort.

          Similar issue with tight mounting. :-(

          I had a set of the 30's that I rode on for 18 months. Really supple and grippy @ 60 psi (I never tried to reach the lowest PSI) and never flatted - thank God. They were the most difficult tires that I ever tried to mount (on HED Ardennes SL+) and I finally gave up; the mechanic who did mount them said they were some of the most difficult he had ever mounted and hoped I would never have to remove them. That's why I finally replaced them - had to cut the bead with a tin snip to remove! Great tires, but be cautious about your rim size.

          Prone to flats

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Switched to the Pros and am spending a lot of time cleaning sealant off of my bike. These tires are constantly getting small punctures. They seal up but I would prefer something more durable

          Shawn I have been riding these since they came out. So far only on catastrophic failure that caused me to have to walk home. All other punctures sealed with enough air left that I could consistently limp home; but that hasn't happened more than once or twice. I live in downtown philly so I ride these over bad pavement littered with tire killing debris, yet these tires are holding up. Yes, there are a few holes that "weep" sealant very slowly, but they don't seem to threaten tire pressure at all. I am careful to fill them to an ideal 80-90psi right before each ride. They do lose a fair bit of pressure overnight. I get more sealant on my bike from the G-ones which should be a little more rugged. Compared to a benchmark tire like the 4000SII, these are faster and stick me with flats much less often. Keep adding air and periodically sealant.

          28mm vs 23mm

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          I wound up with both the 28mm and the 23mm versions of this (I think the 25 wasn't available when I was ordering).
          The 28 setup tubeless on a modern rim very well. The 23 I have a tube in for now, but I had no fitting problems or any such jazz.
          These are clearly super nice tires from just a stroll around the block.

          But what I wanna talk about is the size of these tyres. These things are rather huge. The 28 barely fits in my frame and measures 31mm on my calipers. Literally, its the same size as some Mavic 30's that I have mounted on slightly narrower rims. How does the 23 look? Well...I kid you not, it measures closer to 25mm. Compared to the old faithful Conti GP4000s 25, the ProOne 23 is slightly less voluminous but still sits just as wide.

          I agree with the size comment. I have a 23 ProOne that is fatter than a Specialized S-Works Turbo 24. I find the width very nice and the cornering with these tires is scary good, I back off way before the tire does. I have 850 miles with no flats (several punctures that sealed without me realizing it till later) on rural Colorado roads.

          Intrigued first timer

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          I have a 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert with the future shock and Di2 shifting. On this model they are using the DT Swiss 470 Tubeless Ready wheels. My friend is running these tires on a Roubaix Pro with the new Tubeless ready ENVE 3.4 wheel set and swears by them. I made the switch and put the 25 mm Pro One on, and my mechanic needed to apply new rim tape to do so. I rode the Century Ride of Centuries this weekend and put around 230 miles on them in 3 days of riding the worst chip sealed "Roubaix" type roads in eastern Oregon. I ran 80 front and 85 rear, and the ride was smooth and no flats. With decreased rolling resistance I gained about 2 mph. After the descent on the third day, I noticed a big bubble on the front tire. I hit something, it sealed, but the bubble was worrisome. I took the bike into my mechanic because the spokes on my rear wheel were "singing." He looked at the front tire, and is asking for a warranty replacement. My back wheel is a separate issue, as I was in a crash this spring and it was out of true. Overall, I rate them as "pretty cool" given that I did not have a blow out and they made my rides truly pleasant. My friend says these are a race day tire and only rated for 500 miles. I do not know if that is because the sealant needs to be refreshed (I am using the Orange) or the tire itself cannot stand many miles.

          1200 miles into them

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Theyre nice tires. grip well in most all conditions. haven't had a lot of flats. aren't too beat up. They were an absolute nightmare to get over the rim on Enve 7.8s. My LBS had to use a special tool.