Some folks have mentioned the poor tread life on these Pro One tubeless tires. My experience is different. On my first set of Pro Ones I got 2247 miles on the rear tire (replaced when threads were showing - yikes!) and 2763 miles on the front. I typically ride these 28c tires with 80psi, but they feel good down to about 60psi. On my current set I have over 1000 miles on the rear tire and all is good. My only complaint (hence, 4 stars instead of 5) is that they are so stinkin' tough to mount and remove on my WTB wheels. It is impossible to break the bead off the rim with my hands, and I need to use a clamp. Mounting definitely requires first using an inner tube to get the beads to set, then removing the inner tube (keeping one side of the bead on), and using an air compressor along with soapy water on the bead to get the second side to pop into place. My next set of tires will probably be Hutchinson Sector 28 or Continental Grad Prix 5000TL.
I have bee running road tubeless for three years now. The last set of tires were the Schwalbe One which I can not say enough good things about. Great all around tire. Purchased the Pro One after slicing the Ones on something that made a very large hole. The new Pro Ones seem to have a little better roll but all new tires seem that way to me. The reason I did not give this tire a 5 star rating is it does not hold air compared to the original. I have installed Stan's No Tube sealant what has remedied the situation. The original were run with no sealant.
Just purchased a set up tubeless wheels with the thought of not having to worry as much about flats. They have not left me stranded yet but pick up everything on the road. Every ride I received a puncture. I had to put in a tube on one ride. I only got a couple of hundred miles on my front tire before I noticed a bulge in the tire with a piece of the rubber missing. Once again I made it home however have not been happy with the quality or life out of the tires. I had a buddy who was going to go tubeless, however after seeing me struggle with them he decided to stick with his clinchers. Maybe a tire with a higher TPI may work better.
Having run tubeless on my gravel bike with great success, I thought Id go tubeless on my road bike.
The Schwalbe Pro Ones are indeed easy tubeless, inflating and holding air well. The 25s plump to 27mm on a 17mm-internal-width rim and weigh in close to the advertised weight.
Unlike other tires that feel simply harder or softer with changes in pressure, the Ones seem to change personality, going from wicked fast in the 90s to ultra plush in the 60s, without sacrificing creaminess at any pressure.
After 1500-ish kms, I can say these arent long-life mile munchers, but however many more kms I get out of them will be enough for me, Id rather ride a good tire for 2k than a wooden one for 4k.
TLDR Go tubeless with Ones and be happy.
These Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tires have definitely met my expectations. I was able to mount them on my rims just by soaping up the tire bead on both sides, and then pumping vigorously with a floor pump. The beads give a very satisfying SNAP when they pop into place. These are much, much easier to mount than my cyclocross tires (Maxxis Mud Wrestler). I'm 165lbs and using them at 80psi is great. I only have 300 miles on the tires so far, but the ride is good and the cornering traction is everything I want it to be. I do not have vast experience with a bunch of high-end road tires, so I can't compare these to others. But I do know I like them. If I can get 2000 miles out of them I'd definitely buy them again. My goal this year is 4000 miles of riding and so far I'm at 3200, so I'm on track.
Mounting this tire is as easy as it gets. I just use a floor pump. I go tubeless and run 80psi with a weight of 170. I use the 28 for the extra cushion for less road fatigue. Hold up well even on all the tar and chip surfaces replacing our tarmac. I will continue to buy this tire for my road riding adventures.
I've mounted the Schwalbe One Tires on three different mfg non-tubeless wheelsets with great success. All three sealed perfect using a floor pump, and the lost of tire psi is in par with a typical tubed tire (a few lbs per week). I'm a High Pressure guy, but I'm running the Tubeless Tires 30 psi lower then on my road race clincher. The lower psi have no noticeable difference in rolling resistance, but the ride and handling is so nice.
Not so Good.
I purchase 3 tires in the last 6 month. The first tire last only month before having to toss it due to a large slice through the casing which could not be repaired. It happens.... I haven't had any issues with the currently two. Zero flats, but the tires don't look like they are going to last for very long. I figure I'll be lucky to get 1.5k miles out of them.
The other issue... I use them for training rides only. No way would I use them in a race, because if you need to add a tube due to a flat... it's a major pain without soapy water and proper tire levers. Use sealant.....
This is my third brand of road tubeless tire installed on my bike. The first two I had mixed feelings about them thus the reason to change. The first two were very hard to install and either leaked an unacceptable amount of air from the beginning or after a few hundred miles. This required the use of sealant. The Ones require air about every 3-4 days. This is without any sealant used so far. I have just over 500 miles on them and they still look new. I carry a can of Hutchinson fast air which is both an inflator and sealant in one. I have had to use it in the pass to do on the road repairs and just to stop the slow leaks on my other tires. I highly recommend both these tires and the Fast Air.
The Schwalbe One has finally made good on the promise of tubeless tires. Unlike other brands of tubeless tires that I have used over the last few years, these can be mounted without tools and be seated with a hand pump and hold air to a point, where they do not have to be checked daily for proper pressure.
All this without using any goo in the tires that messes up the rims and is a hassle to clean.
The added comfort of running tires at 85-100 lbs as compared to 115-130 with clinchers is enormous.
Over 1500 miles later, I am happy to report that they are still in good shape and I didn't have a single flat.
The Schwalbe One seems to roll very easily, provides excellent grip, although I thought the Hutchinson tires provide a little more feedbackroad feel.
However, the Schwalbe's ease of mounting and inflating can't be overstated. I love these tires and will use nothing but, until something revolutionary better comes along.
Very highly recommended!
After shopping around for a higher rated tubeless road tire, it seemed like quality, performance and value were best represented with the Schwalbe One. Due to the folded tire, one of the two was pretty hard to seat so the bead would seal up and after about 4 or 5 tries I found if I put in enough air to the point of it leaking out, then pulling the tire around it finally worked.
While I haven't had a flat yet, I'm sure its not a matter of if, but when. So I have yet to find out how it is on the road when trying to fix a flat on the road.
After using other brands, I bought this one try based on a recommendation from another manufacturer whose tires were out of stock. WOW! I have never had to use a tube. I am on my third pair and I get about 2000 miles out of them and don't even know I had a flat until I get home because they seal up quickly. The only thing that has killed them is a sidewall slice. For the money - way better than the other manufacturer's tire.
These are the fastest and smoothest tire out there. I like the Specialized Turbo cottons but they are now my second best. The tubeless tires take a little getting used to but when you learn how to fill the tire you need to have the the right chuck. Then it all works well. It's nice to ride with 10's less air, it makes the ride so much smoother. If you do get a whole it seals then you just need to add air.
This tire is a little bit pricey compared to others, even Schwalbe lines, but they have a great combination of puncture resistance, low rolling resistance and are tubeless. They feel like they want to run. When punctured, they lose about 6 pounds of pressure, but I dont even stop. I get about 800-1,000 Miles per set and usually change them before they get too flat topped.
I find these are the best all-around performing tubeless road tires. The ride nice, are quiet and have great traction dry or wet. They wear like a race tire so don't expect a ton of miles out of them. I have had punctures with these tires, and use sealer, so small punctures are not a problem. As the tires wear and get thinner, they are more prone to puncture.