So I recently bought a used gravel bike and it needs new tires soon. I have been using Schwalbe pro 1s on my road bike and have been impressed. I like the look of their g ones for gravel. A bunch of my buddies are running panaracer gravel kings on their gravel bikes and are happy. From what I read the panaracers have better reviews for gravel than Schwalbe. Now to the big discrepancy:
Schwalbe is 2X the price of panaracer in Canada! Both at the local bike shop and online dealers. Panaracer is made in Japan so it’s not like they are cheaping out.
How in the world can Schwalbe be charging double the competition? I do notice they advertise a heck of a lot. Has anyone else had the same experience tire shopping?