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    Been enjoying these on my Mr. Pink for about a month now. Love them. Great grip, low rolling resistance, only flat was when I pinched the tube during install like a moron. I personally found them a little hard to mount with no levers.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    I know 28's aren't "fat" tires any more but has anyone tried the Gravel King slick in 28's?

    Mike
    I have ~2,000 miles on a pair of 28s. These miles have included everything from fast group rides to lots of non-paved surfaces.

    If there is any rolling resistance lose to "normal" road tires, it is minimal or non-existent in the real world....to the point that in your head you think they shouldn't roll as well as they do.

    They wear well. I am on my second rear tire. The first one suffered a gash at the hands of a sharp piece of granite. It is likely that this gash would have much worst had it not been for the tire's construction (I was able to throw in another tube and ride home).

    Bottomline:
    - Roll plenty fast for hard/fast group rides
    - Can live through some rough living on non-paved surfaces
    Brian McLaughlin

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    As another data point, I rode the 180K D2R2 and Ballers on the same set of 28mm Gravel Kings in the same year. No flats on either ride and they stood up to the abuses of the gravel and were totally fine on the road. They're not as nice riding as the nicest of race tires, but that's not their purpose. When I eventually wear through the stash of other tires I have for my gravel bike, I'll give the 32s a shot. My guess is they'd be perfect for the types of mixed surface rides we can do down here.
     

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    We have about 1500kms on Gravel King 32s on the tandem and they are a nice improvement over the Continental 4 Seasons we used previously. Roll better and seem to handle bad surfaces better.
     

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    I'll pile on the Panaracer pile. I think the GK 28's are great tires and an excellent value. I also have them in 650b 42. My experience with the 650b's is that I really need to get the pressure dialed in. The 28's I just need in the ballpark and they are good to go.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    Seconded. 4 Seasons not nice to ride. Stampede Pass ride great. They seem durable enough to me, just make sure to run lowish pressures and they should be good.
    When I listen to you guys I seldom go wrong. 4 Seasons off and 28 Gravel Kings on before Saturday’s 35 mile ride. Color me happy.

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