Gravel Tire Finder

Find your gravel tires today

This list of gravel tires below is meant to be a reference guide of gravel tires that you could use for your mixed surface adventures. It will include tires that may fall under a different category of cycling (cyclocross or, in some cases, mountain bike), as well as those that are designed, tested, and produced specifically for mixed surfaces such as gravel riding and racing.

Riding Gravel realizes that ANY tire could be used on gravel/dirt roads. This list reflects those tires that are either marketed/designed/universally known as “gravel” specific designs, or have a suggested use in that category by the manufacturer.

If you know of a tire that you think should be added to this page, please contact us.

WTBRiddler 45c70045560Y
ArisunGravel Plus 38 w/ ND7003848560NREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 38 w/ ND+70038455120NREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 38 w/ Aramid70038425120YREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 38 w/ RSD+70038515120YREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 40 w/ ND7004050560NREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 40 w/ ND+70040475120NREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 4070040445120YREVIEW
ArisunGravel Plus 40 w/RSD+70040535120YREVIEW
Bruce GordonRock N' Road70043540N
Bruce GordonRock N' Road650b43Y
Challenge TiresStrada Bianca Tubular (10607)70030390260N
Challenge TiresStrada Bianca Gravel Tubular (10608)70030360260N
Challenge TiresAlmanzo Tubular70033390260N
Challenge TiresStrada Bianca Open Tubular70030390260N
Challenge TiresAlmanzo Open Tubular70033385260N
Challenge TiresGravel Grinder Open Tubular2836355260N
Challenge TiresGravel Grinder RACE70038375120N
Challenge TiresGravel Grinder PLUS7003839560N
Challenge TiresStrada Bianca RACE70033355120N
ClementX'Plor MSO7003260N
ClementX'Plor MSO70036Y
ClementX'Plor MSO7004060N
ClementX'Plor MSO70040120N
ClementX'Plor USH7003560N
ClementX'Plor USH70035120N
ClementStrada USH7003234160Y
ClementStrada USH70032341120Y
CompassSlumgullion Pass2644.5 (1.75in)447N
CompassMcClure Pass2638 (1.5in)366N
CompassRat Trap Pass Standard2653-54454Y
CompassRat Trap Pass Extralight2653-54418Y
CompassSwitchback Hill Standard650b48478Y
CompassSwitchback Hill Extralight650b48413N
CompassBabyshoe Pass Extralight650b42362N
CompassBabyshoe Pass Standard650b42390N
CompassGrand Bois Hetre650b42412N
CompassBarlow Standard70038390N
CompassBon Jon Pass Standard70035355Y
CompassBon Jon Pass Extralight70035303N
CompassStampede Pass Standard70032291N
CompassStampede Pass Extralight70032254N
CompassBarlow Extralight70038359N
CompassStampede Pass Standard70032291N
CompassStampede Pass Extralight70032254N
CompassGrand Bois Cypres70032292
KendaFlintridge Pro70035481120Y
KendaFlintridge Pro70040515120Y
MaxxisRe-Fuse27.550.8 (2in)61060Y
On-OneGravel Road B.S.C. Type 1 Folding70033390120N
On-OneGravel Road B.S.C. Type 1 Folding70040450120N
PanaracerComet Hardpack70038475YREVIEW
PanaracerGravel King70023220126N
PanaracerGravel King70026240126N
PanaracerGravel King70028270126N
PanaracerGravel King SK70032320126N
PanaracerGravel King SK70035Y
PanaracerGravel King SK70040490126YREVIEW
PanaracerPacenti Pari-Moto27.538 (1.5in)300120
PanaracerPacenti Pari-Moto27.538 (1.5in)340120
SchwalbeG-One27.538 (1.5in)420127Y
SchwalbeSammy Slick7003536067N
SchwalbeMarathon SeriesVarious23-50
SpecializedTrigger Tubular70033420260N
SpecializedTrigger Pro 2Bliss Ready7003335560Y
SpecializedTrigger Pro 2Bliss Ready7003849060Y
SpecializedTrigger Sport7003340560N
SpecializedTrigger Sport7003851560N
SpecializedTrigger Sport7004256060N
SpecializedTrigger Sport7004759560N
SurlyKnard 700 x 4170041650
SurlyKnard 700 x 417004133N
SurlyKnard 700 x 4170041465120N
SurlyKnard 650 x 41650b4165027N
SurlyKnard 650 x 41650b4146560N
TeravailCannonball Premium70038510120YREVIEW
TeravailGalena Premium70032320120Y
TeravailSparwood2956 (2.2in)69060Y
TeravailSparwood Premium2956 (2.2in)750120Y
TerreneElwood (Tough)7004051560YREVIEW
TerreneElwood (Light)70040430120YREVIEW
TerreneElwood 650 (Tough)6504752560YREVIEW
TerreneElwood 650 (Light)65047430120YREVIEW
Vee TireRail70040440120Y
Vee TireRail70040440185Y
Vee TireT-CX70033350120N
Vee TireT-CX70040590120N
Vee TireT-CX650b53 (2.1in)650120N
Vee TireXCX2949.5 (1.95in)610120Y
Vee TireXCX2944.5 (1.75in)590120Y
Vee TireXCX650b49.5 (1.95in)580120Y
Vee TireXCX70033500120N
Vee TireXCX70040350120Y
VittoriaAdventure Trail2644.5 (1.75in)69030N
VittoriaAdventure Trail7003575030Y
VittoriaAdventure Trail7003878030N
WTBNano 40c TCS70040530YREVIEW
WTBNano 40c Race70040470NREVIEW
WTBNano 40c Comp70040550NREVIEW
WTBRiddler 37c70037Y

20 Responses to Gravel Tire Finder

  1. Doug January 5, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    Very interested in which tires can be run tubeless.

    • RG January 5, 2015 at 12:56 am #

      I think a lot of people are Doug. Good suggestion. Thanks

  2. Doug January 5, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    Has anyone published hard data on decreased rolling resistance on tubeless with sealant vs tubed or latex tubed tires? For all the trouble they can be there should be hard data to show the techniques worth.

  3. Guitar Ted January 5, 2015 at 7:19 am #

    Tubeless: This ground has been run over before with regard to 26 and 29 inch mountain bike tires and now with fat bike tires and mixed surface tires. Here’s what you are up against, as far as determining any data worth relying on-

    When a “system” does not exist for a certain type of tire, and when a construction technique for manufacturing tires is not taking tubeless use into consideration, you have a situation where there are so many variables that cannot be controlled that saying “X” tire is good for tubeless and “performs in a certain manner” is not reliable information. To wit: Clement MSO 40mm tires have a very mixed reputation as a tubeless tire. Some riders report fantastic results, some riders have weeping issues, some riders have the tires fail due to blow offs and/or casing delamination issues. Construction technique, rim choices, and sealant compositions all play into this.

    Riding Gravel would love to provide all of you with a set of tires and rims that “work tubeless”, however; as with the previous examples of fat bike tires, 29″er tires, and 26″er tires before that, until there are industry standard systems in place, it is beyond the scope of us here to figure out the literally thousands of combinations for a tubeless set up.

    We may give a tire a “reputation” comment, but do not look for us to say definitively that any non-tubeless tire on any rim is “good/better/best” than any other offerings used tubeless. There are reasons no one publishes this sort of data “officially”, and we are quite aware of them.

    There will be tubeless system tires soon. Bontrager, WTB, and others are working on/already have components in place, but this tubeless tires for mixed surface use is in its infancy and will be a very quick to change landscape in the coming years. If mixed surface riding catches the manufacturers attention due to potential sales numbers, this will happen sooner than later.

    We will do our best to stay on top of this moving beast. Thanks for all the interest so far!

  4. AddisonRamblr January 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    I for one am really looking forward to the tire finder promised on this page. No other part of my bike elicits so much angst over making the right choice.

    One thing that would be really nice is a way to place a given tire on the spectrum from 100% smooth road to 100% dirt.

    Almost everything of interest here falls in between, but some are closer to one end or the other. For example, I ride about 50% pavement and hard packed dirt for the rest, so I am usually looking at tires like Paselas or the Compass line. Others seem to be looking for almost MTB tires like the WTB Nano, which is much too slow for me.

    A rating on this scale would be a lot more useful to me than a tubeless rating.

    • RG January 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

      Again, thanks AddisonRamblr. Very much appreciated. I would tend to agree with you on the rating. Tubeless, while it may be helpful, isn’t really the most useful rating, especially as it becomes more standard.

  5. Rich S November 20, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Awesome and thanks for putting this all together! I’ll be in the market for tubeless very soon and this will be a helpful reference list.

    FWIW, VeeTire has a few models such as the Rail or XCX that look like they would feel right at home here.

    • RG November 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

      For sure Rich. We work hard to provide all of you with some information and resources. Thanks for following along.

  6. Barney November 26, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    I’m riding a Redline cross with a 2 x 8 what should I run for gears or gravel.

  7. Blake November 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    Awesome compilation GT, thanks à lot.

    Would love to see more WTB tires please 🙂

  8. Ronnie Bryant December 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Compass Rat Trap Pass 26″ are tubeless compatible.

    • RGBen December 19, 2015 at 2:56 am #

      Updated. Thanks

  9. Douglas May 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    I enjoyed using the Schwalbe Marathon Mondial in a 47x700c size.

    It’s a Kevlar belted and beaded folding clincher.

    The tire also comes in many other sizes and thread counts and tread patterns as well as puncture resistance and bead material.

    I found your list to lump att the many varied tires available is to miss many great tire options, and is far too abreviated.

    I feel your list is the poorer for it.

  10. Douglas May 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    I enjoyed using the Schwalbe Marathon Mondial in a 47x700c size.

    It’s a Kevlar belted and beaded folding clincher.

    The tire also comes in many other sizes and thread counts and tread patterns as well as puncture resistance and bead material.

    I found your list to lump all the many varied tires available from Schwalbe in this area is to miss many great tire options, and is far too abreviated.

    I feel your list is the poorer for it.

    • RGBen May 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback Douglas.

  11. Karl September 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Very good compilation of tires! I found out about Teravail thanks to this site. Now I’ve just installed Teravail Lickskillet 32 mm 120 tpi on my Specialized Diverge Expert on which I have a pair of NoxComposites A36D wheels. I run them tubeless @ 50/63 psi (front/rear) and they measure 33,5 mm wide on these 28 mm rims. Very nice pair of tires.

  12. SapperLord November 6, 2016 at 12:20 am #

    I use Schwalbe Thunder Burt 27.5x 2.1 LiteSkin and love them! Using them tubeless with Orange Seal sealant. Roll great on pavement and hard pack and grip great in the turns on trails and gravel. I’m using the LiteSkin which tend to weep a little on the sidewalls at first but set up fine tubeless. They are available in SnakeSkin tubeless easy 2.1 and 2.25 width. Also available in 29 x 2.1 and 2.25 LiteSkin and SnakeSkin. Really good for a do it all tire if you don’t want to have to constantly change tires for different conditions. I use them in dry, wet, muddy, packed sand, and on pavement. They handle everything well. I’m sure other tires probably do each situation better but for someone like me that doesn’t have different wheel sets and doesn’t want to constantly change tires this does the trick.

  13. Derek February 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    Awesome site. You’re missing a link to your own review for the Maxxis Rambler, though!
    Seems like these would be a good choice for Trans Iowa… I hope, anyway. 🙂 I may have Stans rims for that, making WTB tires (normally my preference) a bit of an issue.


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