16 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
Panaracer is the OEM for a high end touring tire brand here in the Seattle area, so I thought, why not get a deal and go directly to the manufacturer? That said, I've ridden the high end brand, and this is not the same tire-but for the price difference, I didn't expect it to be.
I picked up the 38c size to run on my daily riderlight touring bike. They do a great job of absorbing the potholes, cracks, and other atrocities found on Seattle's third world-like roads.
I believe supple is the word all the skinny-jeaned kids are talking about these days. So, supple it is....errr...they are.
The Panaracers also hang corners like nobody's business.
Well....I'm sure it's somebody's business...but nobody that I know.
And they look cool with their classic gumwall styling.
Looking cool automatically makes you 20-30% faster. Scientific fact!
My only beef with the tire is that I somehow got a hole in the sidewall on the Seattle-Portland ride this year. Whether that happened on the road or in transit, I'll never know. But, the tube stayed intact, so it could have been worse.
So maybe it's not really a beef. Maybe it's more of a tofu.
All in all, a nice tire at a nice price.
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