Panaracer GravelKing Plus Tubeless Tire
GravelKing, GravelKing SK, AC, EXT, TLC. So many GravelKing models now. And you can add the Plus series tires to the mix. The Plus versions have the advanced ProTite bead-to bead breaker that offers greater protection with a minor weight penalty. As the name would suggest, Panaracer purpose-built the GravelKing tire to perform on secondary roads which includes dirt and unpaved surfaces, but also have solid handling manners on smoother paved roads. With the explosion of the gravel market, the name may be outdated, but the original GravelKing is still a special tire and ideal for those who ride pavement with dirt roads mixed in, when a road race tire lacks traction and control. The second most used purpose of the GK is for greater speed on these less than ideal tracks, and that is why the GravelKing TLC + (tubeless compatible) is available, and in larger sizes. These are perfect tires for getting solid road mileage in with some transitions, especially for gravel and cyclocross when the heavy duty knobbies aren't needed yet. Add this duality with the ultimate in durability and you have the world's greatest alternative road tire. It is one of the few tubeless tires in it's class that is reasonably light and handles exceptionally well. That's a sharp contrast to many gravel tires that have less than desirable ride qualities for the sake of durability and traction. Think of the GravelKing TLC as a crazy-durable road tire with a file tread pattern for added traction in adverse conditions that is available in wider diameters and can be run at low, moderate or max pressures.
At the heart of the tire lies a 120 tpi super supple AX-a casing which offers a subtle ride quality. On the top of the casing is the advanced Panaracer ProTite bead-bead protection belt. This component is responsible for preventing flats and for those who are already Panaracer users. Though a tad heavier then the original, the extra protection is key all the way around and especially useful for lower pressures found with tubeless use. The natural rubber compound used in the GravelKing TLC+ has a great balance of grip and low rolling resistance. And while we wouldn't quite classify the compound as a pure mileage leader, you should easily get a few thousand miles of tread wear out of a pair. Panaracer wisely chose file tread for grip an all-conditions with solid road performance. No matter how you slice it the GravelKing TLC+ is a clear winner for it's category and beyond due to it's low weight and exceptional handling manners. Gravel riding, winter training and overall bomber road tire, the GK does it all.
- Fastest rolling tire in its class, with great overall capability
- Folding, shaped Aramid Tubeless Bead
- Super supple 120 TPI AX-a casing
- Natural ZSG rubber compound
- Advanced bead-to-bead ProTite protection
- File tread pattern
- Smooth handling
- Ultra durable
- Sizes: 700x28, 700x32, 700x35, 700x38
- Colors: Black/Black, Black/Brown
- Weight: 700x38 356 grams
- Made in Japan