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Panaracer Gravel King 700c Tire
700c x 26mm
Panaracer Gravel King 700c Tire

Panaracer
Gravel King 700c Tire

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Reign supreme over any road surface with Panaracer's Gravel King Tire.

This 127 TPI tire doesn’t shy away when the roads start getting rough, and neither should you. Whether you’re going out on asphalt, concrete, dirt or gravel, Panaracer’s Gravel King rules over them all. Natural rubber, an anti-puncture belt and a special casing make this a stable tire with low rolling resistance, suitable for whatever your next adventure entails.

At 240 grams (700x26mm version), this tire won’t disappoint the weight weenies among us. Available in 700x26mm and 700x28mm.

 

Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Pavement/Dirt Roads 

 

Threads Per Inch: 126 TPI

 

Made in: Japan 

700c x 26mm

Weight: 240 grams

Width: 26 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 26-622 mm

Max Pressure: 105 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 270 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 105 psi

700c x 32mm

Weight: 320 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 mm

Max Pressure: 95 psi

700 x 38mm - Tubeless Ready

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 26mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 28mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 32mm - Brown

Weight: 320 grams

700 x 38mm - Brown Tubeless Ready

Weight: 320 grams

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Great tire
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by Anonymous
minneapolis

Fast rolling, puncture resistant (so far)

Relatively easy to set up tubeless.

They wouldnt seat on my rims without a compressor, and wouldnt hold air without sealant, but thats not a problem for me.

On the road at 55-60psi theyre very comfortable.

Reviewed 5/10/2018
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Not as good as Compass, but a good option for half the price.
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by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I got the 700x38 version with tanwalls. My first impression is that they ride harsh in comparison to the Compass tires in the same size. I dropped both front and rear by 5 psi (running 3540 & I weigh around 170) and they felt much better. I did pick up a piece of glass on my last ride. These have a tougher casing than the Compass tires, but a significantly thinner tread, hence the lighter weight. These would also be a better tubeless option than the Compass. But these arent as comfortable as the Compass and they dont have the same feel. Still a great option for a do it all tire.

Reviewed 3/26/2018
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Perfect when running tubeless
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by kj2169
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have these in the 32mm, and I've really enjoyed the nice ride on our post-apocalyptic roads here in Chicago as well as on gravel (crushed limestone). I have had one pinch-flat after hitting a massive pothole that would have crippled any tire running a tube.

I now have them set up tubeless on a pair of HED Ardennes Plus, and they are fantastic. They mounted quite easily, and they've held air nicely (used Stan's sealant with Stan's valves). I couldn't find much information on running these (the non-SK Gravel Kings) tubeless, but I've now put 850 miles on them tubeless, and they've been nothing but great.

Reviewed 9/6/2017
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Goes wherever I want to go
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by Rut Rider
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have these on two of my bikes and they are my favorite all around tire. I can turn an ordinary road ride to a trip through Forest Park without doubting my decision to do so. Ive ridden these through miles of gravel road and they grip exceedingly well and out many many road miles and they roll like any ordinary road tire. Ive never slipped in the rain and Ive only had one flat since Ive owned them. Its not a cross tire, but for those back road explorations you cant go wrong.

Reviewed 2/5/2018
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Not a King for Portland Winter Commuting
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by Clay
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I decided to try the Gravel Kings after using Conti 4 Season, Panaracer Pasella, and a couple of others. Initially I loved them. They have a nice feel and I felt confident descending the hill from work on wet roads. I made the mistake of saying I haven't had a flat yet. Well, then there was the harsher than normal winter here in Portland and the city of Portland doing a piss poor job of keeping the streetspaths clean. I had 3 flats in a week. The tire is littered with cuts. It may be a Gravel King but not a Portland winter commuting King. That said, I will probably get another set for spring and summer commutingriding because I do love the way they ride.

Reviewed 4/1/2017
WesternBikeworks.com Comments
Thanks for the review Clay, the roads this winter in Portland were harsh on most tires.
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Smooth riding on rugged roads
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by Adam
Portland OR

With a 127 TPI casing the Gravel King is a supple ride. Just a little wider so you can run a lower pressure and quite puncture resistant.

Reviewed 2/3/2017
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Supple ride but no puncture protection
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by jojo
Cycling Enthusiast
Minneapolis MN
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I tried this tire as a fall, winter tire in 25 and 28, and had expected some durability, but lots of flats so i gave up on it. May be good on grave, and rides nicely with a supple ride, but not worth the hassle for me. Back to vreds senso extremes and vittoria paves again. Also like the conti 4 seasons. Those are all great that i have had good luck with. May try Schwalbe One as well next.

Reviewed 4/23/2017
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Gravel Kings are king of the road!
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by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Chicago, IL
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

These Gravel King tires are awesome. They ride more like a 23 mm tire as they are smooth and steady. I used them for training leading up to a recent gravelroad race as well as used them in the race. They took a good beating and they performed extremely well being puncture resistant after hitting a number of pot holes, gravel and rocks. Very pleased with their performance as well as the Western Bike Works price.

Reviewed 5/11/2015
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Like these tires. Handle great in wet conditions. One punchure within 400 miles. Small thorn.
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by BBrown
Cycling Enthusiast
Battle Ground, WA
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Use on my commuter. Like the handling of these tires. With 400 miles shows light wear in the rear from like new. I have had one puncture due to a small thorn.

Reviewed 4/23/2015
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Fast tires! Great on gravel, dirt and road.
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by Lonerider
Cycling Enthusiast
Lafayette, CO

Cornering on loose gravel or dirt get's a little sketchy at speed not much tread on tires but crushes on the straight aways! Worked great at the Old Man Winter Rally in Lyons Colorado.

Reviewed 3/16/2017
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Great Tires
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by ddave12000
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago

I put these on my CX bike for some winter training and gravel rides. So far, I'm very pleased with them. They look great, seem sturdy, and I feel confident riding on most terrain with these.

Reviewed 2/16/2017
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Pleasantly surprised in the toughness..
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by gravelgrinder
Cycling Enthusiast
N. Virginia
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I did a 200 mile ride on the C&O trail from Cumberland MD to Washington DC. The tires held up very nicely. I was carrying about 30 pounds of gear in my bags. I have tried other tires in the past and I always had flats. Even with the Gatorskins.

I would buy them again, and I now have a pair on my wife's bike.

Reviewed 10/20/2014
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wish it was more supple
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by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

good value, but rides a big harsh. for slicks i prefer compass over gravel kings.

Reviewed 6/5/2018
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Best IndianaMidwest Road Tires
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by AMH
Cycling Enthusiast
Indiana
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Absolutely love these tires. I could just stop there, but they really are a game changer for me.

On a Niner RLT Steel, with Next 28XM wheels. The wheels are pretty wide internally, and spread the tire nicely. I'm riding on typical IndianaMidwest chip and seal, gravel, and dirt roads. They soak up all the buzz, all the noise, roll like race tires (setup tubeless 40psi), and corner nicely. I've got no reservations cornering with them on all but the roughest, loosest gravel.

They set up tubeless reasonably well, with a bit of fidgeting, but no real issues. I've got around 750 miles on them, and they're starting to wear a little, though nothing frightening. I'd highly recommend these.

Reviewed 5/17/2018
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Fantastic tires!
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by Anonymous
Pennsylvania
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

What I was shopping for in a bike tire tubeless ready, 36 mm, smooth road tire. My wife purchased a set of Compass tires last year and loves them. I later learned her Compass tires are manufactured by Panaracer.

Installation and tubeless set up was not the easiest experience. I mounted the tires to 25mm WTB rims. Mounting to those rims was the challenge as the design is unique to WTB. They have been outstanding however and very much worth effort need to set them up.

I have just passed the 500 mile point with the set. I believe I could get 2,000 additional miles out of the set. They are comfortable and confident on the road. I have not attempted to ride through greasy mud or thick loose soil. The tread is not aggressive nor designed for those conditions. I have enjoyed some singly track and not very technical off-road riding. The tires handled everything flawlessly.

So if your looking for a tire that is tubeless, capable through multiple terrains, durable, and good looking - Pick up a set!

Reviewed 5/18/2018
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32mm - Great tire for all round riding with packed dirt.
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by MadFiberRide
Competitive Racer
Seattle
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Used on a go-for-coffee bike and general commuter on a route that includes some hilly grass sections and trails. Very nice riding and they feel fast.

No flats yet. If you are getting 5 flats in 100 miles, there is something other than the tire causing a problem.

Reviewed 3/26/2017
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Fast , low rolling resistance
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Long Island, ny
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

If your looking for a great dual purpose tarmac , gravel tire this is it. Well, for very smooth gravel and Hardpack. Very fast on regular roads with higher pressure. Even in the 38-40 size. Great tire!

Reviewed 4/30/2018
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Fast , low rolling resistance
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Long Island, ny
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

If your looking for a great dual purpose tarmac , gravel tire this is it. Well, for very smooth gravel and Hardpack. Very fast on regular roads with higher pressure. Even in the 38-40 size. Great tire!

Reviewed 5/1/2018
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Enjoying the 700 x 38 Tubeless
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by celilo
Casual Cyclist
Amelia Island, FL
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have a couple of hundred miles on these tires, so this is really just a first impressions review.

Even though these are tubeless ready, I intended to run them with tubes. I moved from New Mexico to Florida and no longer fight goat-heads on every ride.

I had been running Hutchinson Sector 28's on a ghetto tubeless setup and they were great tires while they lasted, both the initial and warranty replacement Sectors had the sidewall separate from the bead. I thought that the Sectors were the most difficult tire to mount, but the Gravel Kings gave edged them out.

I ended up removing the tubes and mounting tubeless to give me the bit more space needed to get the Gravel Kings mounted. It was still a struggle even with a Tire Bead Jack. I imagine that these are generally a tight mounting tire, but they would probably go on much easier with a true tubeless rim. I'm on a budget)

While not as fast as my Sectors, moving to a 38 Gravel King makes my Cross Bike ride extraordinarily comfortable. I can keep my butt on the seat over terrain, like uneven sidewalks, that would previously have forced me to either stand off of my seat or visit the proctologist. The ride is acceptably fast for a tire with the comfort and traction offered by the Gravel King with acceptably low rolling resistance.

In Florida I deal with a lot of blown sand and I comfortable attack my ride through such obstacles. That said, this will not work, nor did I expect such, in deeper sand.

Durability is still out, but I've run over a bunch of stuff strewn into the bike lane and steered off road to avoid oncoming bikes and pedestrians without issue in the brief period that I've been running these tires. I've yet to get sprayed with Stan's tire sealant, not even small punctures to this point. That's OK, I had a virtual Stan's shower on the last few miles of my Sectors.

Early verdict is that I would highly recommend these for someone seeking a comfortable and secure ride for road and light off-road riding. Mounting is the only downside and that issue is likely less of a problem for other rims. I'm never going back to 28s or smaller unless I have a second dedicated road bike.

Reviewed 4/24/2018
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Great for dirty roads
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by The Dude
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

So far this is a great winter road tire in the PNW where we routinely have tree, sand, gravel and other debris from winter storms all over the B-roads.

Seems grippy on wet and damp roads, not deterred by left over road sanding from snow storms.

Confident wet and dirty asphalt corners, paint stripes don't seem too scary. Comfortable ride.

While the clothing-cafe types are busy dodging pellets and ruining their carbon rims in February you can pretty comfortably hold the line and roll right over whatever.

32s seem a bit squirmy at high speeds when at medium pressures, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. A race tire this is not.

Time will tell how they hold up to our urban debris (read glass) and horrible roads. I've found some Panaracers to be more delicate than other brands, so I'll be keeping a close eye out for shredding or cuts.

So far on track for 5 stars, but too soon and trajectory could always change.

So far, so good.

Reviewed 2/26/2018
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