I was a big fan of the original formula Panaracer Race Type A. It was the stickiest, fast-cornering tire I had ever tried and its durability was better than that of more supple tires while costing less. So I was concerned when Panaracer phased out the Type A for their new formula Type A Evo 2, a little worried that the improvement might not be as sticky as I like, that it might favor durability at the expense of handling performance.
Happily, the new formula seems to be an all-around improvement. The original was so sticky when new that road debris actually stuck to the tire, making the initial scrub-in period an annoyingly messy, cautious ride. Not such a problem with the Evo 2. Yet the formula is tough and sticky. I have more confidence in these tires when diving into corners than any other. At this point, I've got 900 miles on them and haven't had a flat. I may update this review at the end of the tire's life if there there turns out to be more to report.
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