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    Testing out some ltd color gravelking slick tires in a 32mm. Yesterday I went on a 55 mile road group ride on a pair of the 38 knobby gravelking sk's and they felt glued to the road the entire 3.5 hours. It could have been the 95 degree temps, but they just felt super slow, and I struggled big time not get dropped.

    I am certain that these 32mm slicks will feel quite a bit faster. Visually, I have noticed that the 32mm size actually looks good on my all roads bike while a 23 or a 25mm tire looked goofy. The tires went on without a ton of effort on to the DT 460db rims, and they popped in to place around 50psi of pressure.

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    I like GK 32s quite a bit. I used them for summer riding around the Smith Rock area in central Oregon--lots of chip seal, some gravel and sandy soil. They felt smooth and easy. I believe my pressures were 65ish front, 75ish rear.
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    I have a theory the GKs are a dog but ymmv. I have 32mm slicks and I have run them from 40-60 psi and I have never managed to connect with them. They left me, after a switch from gravel back to wet asphalt, with a ruined pair of bibs, road rash, and a swollen hip yesterday, too so I am kinda pouty.

    I am 6'2" and 200 big ones btw.

    I really liked how g-ones rode, if not the durability. And Bon Jovi's, obviously.
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    Sweet bike btw.
     

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    Did not get a chance to test them out today. I rode the Neo Primato with carbon wheels and 25mm tires to get every bit of help I could. Another 95+ day and it was a crusher of a group ride with people going all out on these five climbing sections to win a special shop jersey. Three hours later I am cooked and broken, but did not get dropped. Maybe tomorrow I will skip the gravel group ride and just do a solo ride on the gravel tires so I can write up a quick review.

    I hope your hip is feeling better today, I am very curious how these tires link up on varied terrain. I have confidence on the 38mm Sks but I can see myself needing to go gingerly on the 32s.

    Quote Originally Posted by zambenini View Post
    I have a theory the GKs are a dog but ymmv. I have 32mm slicks and I have run them from 40-60 psi and I have never managed to connect with them. They left me, after a switch from gravel back to wet asphalt, with a ruined pair of bibs, road rash, and a swollen hip yesterday, too so I am kinda pouty.

    I am 6'2" and 200 big ones btw.

    I really liked how g-ones rode, if not the durability. And Bon Jovi's, obviously.
    Yash Katsumi

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    I took some more pictures of the bike with 32mm tires. Panaracer advertises many different color choices but I can never find them in stock. Would not mind getting a set of the sks in Bordeaux red once my current ones wear out.

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    Some rides are too fast for wide tires, light gearing, heavy wheels, mtb pedals....a pure road bike feels so fast after spending a lot of time on a gravel setup.

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