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Heavy duty tire for city or touring use. Excellent tire for when you can't justify the weight of the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. No slip grip compound for reliable traction and increased tread life. Extremely puncture resistant Protex belt. Folding bead keeps it lighter. 400D Lite Extra Cord technology increases side-cut resistance.

  • 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO; 115 PSI; 260 grams).
  • 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO; 105 PSI; 281 grams)
  • 700c x 32mm (32-622 ISO; 95 PSI; 348 grams)
  • 700c x 35mm (35-622 ISO; 90 PSI; 464 grams)

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Japan 

700c x 25mm

Weight: 260 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

Max Pressure: 115 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 281 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

Max Pressure: 105 psi

700c x 32mm

Weight: 348 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

Max Pressure: 95 psi

700c x 35mm

Weight: 464 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-622 

Max Pressure: 90 psi

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Reviewed 12/14/2011
by Maria (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland, OR
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25 of 26 customers found this review helpful.
Great all around tire

This is my go to winter and touring tire.

It's lightweight, flat-resistant, grippy in the wet, fast on pavement, handles great on other surfaces like gravel. And pretty inexpensive.

These are not a high-mileage tire - probably have about 2000-2500 miles in 'em before it's time to replace.

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Reviewed 4/4/2015
by Keith
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Corvallis, OR
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Great Winter Tire

I got the 700x28 as a possible gravel tire. I ended up using them all Winter on my road bike. They performed nicely. I ran them at 85-90 psi and it makes for a very comfy ride. Chip seal? What chip seal?

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Reviewed 2/5/2015
by Anonymous
Western PA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Fast and smooth, but still not sure about the durability.

Installed 32mm version for minimally loaded touring duty on a 2010 Specialized Tricross. Smooths out chip seal and rough roads (90 psi). Computer shows them to be just as fast as standard road tires.

As for durability, I'm concerned. On their first practice tour (fall in western PA), 60 miles in (all paved roads), I ended up with a cut near the treadsidewall junction on the rear tire. Patched inside of tire with a small square of HD tape, and have put on another 200 miles in that state.

i intend to tour the Great Allegheny Passage come spring, and I'm hoping this incident was just an anomaly. Maybe I can get in enough miles to be confident by then, but still unsure for now.

As for the install, they were tight, but nothing too difficult (like the road tubeless tires I've been destroying my thumbs on the past 5 years). I would say they feel just as smooth (at 90 psi) as a 28mm tubeless tire (at 85psi).

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Reviewed 12/22/2014
by Anonymous
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Seattle, WA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A Go-To tire for year-round Northwest Weather

Used this tire for year-round commuting in the Northwest. Handles great in the rain and varied terrain and has enough protection to save me from doing a flat repairtube replacement in the cold and dark. Might not be the fastest tire on the road but I'll save the speed for the drier summer months.

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Reviewed 1/5/2015
by Anonymous
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Santa Rosa, CA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent All Round Tire

I have a touringcross bike and ride 90% on road and 10% off road. I want a go-anywhere tire that lasts and doesn't flat easily. That counts out every cross tire I know of, because they wear out quickly and puncture easily. I was a longtime fan of the Pasela foldable tires. I logged multiple thousands of miles on mixed gravel and paved roads and only had one flat. Then I experienced a couple cases where the sidewalls got damaged. I searched around for something tougher. I was thinking Schwalbe but then discovered the T-Serv Protex. They look just like the Pasela but with back rubber over-molded onto the sidewalls. I ordered a pair and have been riding them for two months. I have been riding in all conditions Drywet, off road, on gravel roads, and mixed sometimes crappy pavement. They're working great. The tread provides adequate traction off road, and the rounded profile is good for cornering on the road. The only downside is they have slightly higher rolling resistance than the Pasela.

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Reviewed 9/25/2014
by durishange
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Pittsburgh, PA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Pretty Good Tire

These are light weight and are great for commuting. I had one pinch flat during a tour, and the road was in a repair zone. The road was torn up pretty good and I hit an area at pretty high speed. I have at least 750 miles on them and they perform quite well.

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Reviewed 9/19/2014
by the Medicare Cyclists
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STL MO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love these tires. Foldable is a plus.

Substituted these for defective tread-separating Continental Contacts that I ran for a couple years and loved them as the 32's were actually about 30's.

We've put maybe 750 miles these Pana's and they ride very well, and exhibit no problems. 32 is an actual 32. They seem to hold pressure very well.

Our new go-to tire.

We're seniors riding Trek 7300 at avg speeds of 14-15mph. Over 9000 miles my Cateye. Most of it recently.

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Reviewed 5/23/2014
by TSA
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Seattle
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very good flat resistance with relatively lightweight

Second set of these tires, they are not too heavy and have very good flat resistance for thousands of miles!

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Reviewed 5/1/2014
by AsianOrange
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Eugene, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Nice and grippy

Got the 700 X 32 to replace the stock SpeedMax Comp on 2013 Surly CrossCheck. My requirements were light weight, puncture-resistance, suitable for bike paths, asphalt, and the occasional gravel, and maintains grip when wet. Had 700 X 35 Marathon and Cross Town on the CC while looking for something else. Have always like Panaracers (Dart, Fire, Cross Town) so gave the T-Serv a try. No problem with the install (Stock Alex DA16 rims). Did not have to use levers. I am very happy with the T-Servs on my daily 10 mile round trip commute.

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Reviewed 5/2/2014
by Ezra Ryder
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Portland, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Reliable, long-lasting commuter tire

I bought a pair of these in 700-32 to replace a set of Michelin City tires that just seemed to keep growing in size until they rubbed the chain stays on my old Trek. The Panaracers hold their size very well, so they solved that problem. The bonus for me is their puncture resistance and long life. I'm doing an overhaul on my old bike and checked my mileage log. I have 1,915 miles on the T-Serve's and they are still in great shape. I will swap the front and rear and estimate they will last at least another 1,900 miles. I have had a total of one flat so far (knock on wood) and ride some pretty crappy roads and dodge the occasional broken bottle on the I-205 bike path, so I am very happy with their puncture resistance

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Reviewed 4/12/2014
by NE Tourer
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New England
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Silent and strong.

I use these tires in the 32 size for fully-loaded touring, mostly bikeways wmixed surfaces, including occasional dirt roads. I probably should have used the 35mm due to load (it's about 250lbs bike, gear, and rider) but the tires don't complain. I never have to think about these tires, silent and strong. I have had no flats with them so far (about 1100 miles, knock on wood). I also have them in 25mm size for winter road use and i don't notice any difference in the rolling resistance vs a road tire of similar width (michelin carbon) on my other bike. Mileage seems good too, as there's still some tread left in the rear, more left in the front, as i would expect. All-in-all, they work for me.

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Reviewed 2/27/2014
by mitre
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Morgantown, WV
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
fast, sticky, light but tough tire

I really like this tire for daily commuting over rough asphalt road, packed crushed rock, hard trail and concrete. 32 x 700c tire, pro hybrid style commuter (170 lb. load)

Performs well on wet roads and cornering, not the best for loose gravel/loamy soil. Also, a little taller than the average tire.

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Reviewed 3/14/2014
by oaktowncyclist
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Oakland, Calif.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far so good ...

Only have a few miles on this so far (riding front wheel only) but it's noticeably faster than the ultra-slow marathon's I had on before. If it's as durable as others say, this is a commuter's steal.

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Reviewed 12/16/2013
by Anonymous
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Eugene OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice fast commuting tires.

I've used these tires in 28 and 32 on mu single speed commuter. They last a long time (3,000 miles on the rear and longer on the front). They are supple and fast for commuter tires and they grip well in all conditions. They do flat out occasionally. For a long tour, I'd probably chose the 32s over fancier and more expensive options.

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Reviewed 11/19/2013
by Apebot
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Dallas, TX
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
solid touring/commuter tire

These replaced continental comfort contacts on a surly disc trucker with 700c wheels, a bike i use primarily for commuting. The t-servs mounted easily with no flat spots (a problem i had with the contis), and provide a smooth fast ride. I don't ride this bike on the edge of the envelope, but for what its worth i have been happy with cornering and stopping performance. When these go i will most likely replace them with the same model.

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Reviewed 11/8/2013
by Anonymous
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hatfield,pa
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Great tire for a hybrid bike. no complaints

Purchased these tires to replace worn stock tires on a cannondale quick 4 (fitness hybrid). These tires are as advertised. Smooth ride, absorbs shock, handle great. I am not in any race, so I can't comment on rolling resistance nor am I concerned. They show no signs of excessive wear to date and were easy to install on my rims. Would buy again.

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Reviewed 10/11/2013
by Anonymous
Morgantown WV
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice folding tire which doesn't weigh too much for a 32mm

I use this as a street tire on my cyclo cross bike. It is great for the busted up pavement in my area. Not too heavy for a 32mm folding tire and handles well. It is great and I would buy another one for the same application. It also works well on our local rail trails, which are sandy based.

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Reviewed 12/5/2013
by SortaGrey
Wisconsin
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3 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Too expensive for the poor wear

Poor wearing tire... rear was completely done under 1000 miles. Then a tendency to make flats after half worn. Overpriced. Revising my earlier reviews of this tire.. nothing I'd buy again at even half their cost.

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Reviewed 7/8/2014
by 3boyfather
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Seattle, WA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Not puncture resistant enough for gravel grinders

I purchased this tire in 700x28 for use in a gran fondo taking place on gravel Forest Service roads. It was not the right tire for the job as I got 3 flats in 80 miles.

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Reviewed 10/25/2013
by Eugene rider
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Eugene OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice commuting tire. Fairly fast and I get about 4,000 miles.

Used on SS commuter for 20 mi RT all weather. Rolls well for this kind of tire. Lasts a long time. Grips well. Starts flatting out at end of life.

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Reviewed 9/28/2013
by listenermark
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Funkytown Fort Worth
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1 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire

These tires are sweet like candy.

These tires will upgrade (3) your life experience.

These tires sing sweet harmony.

These tires will lend you money without you axing.

You feel me?

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Reviewed 7/26/2013
by Anonymous
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Duluth,MN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great low weight commuter tire

I have a set of 28mm tires mounted to a road bike I use for my daily commute. The tires are durable and provide a plush, fast ride.

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Reviewed 7/15/2013
by Dan
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Naperville, IL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great all around tire

Got these to replace some slicks on a new Cannondale Bad Boy. They're the perfect tire for commuting, touring and limestone trails. Only have about 500 miles on them but couldn't be more pleased. Great deal and fast delivery from BTD too!

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Reviewed 1/10/2013
by Baba O''Baba
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Seattle
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Sticky and low-profile

I wanted stickier and wider tires than the stock 23mm slicks for commuting. I bought 25 mm Marathon Ultras and they were too tall for my frame. The 25 mm Panaracers are about as light, way cheaper, and (best of all) are lower profile so they fit. Unfortunately, they don't have reflective sidewalls, but the ride quality is very nice... and no flats yet.

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Reviewed 1/7/2013
by CH
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Vancouver, WA
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Great tire for the money

I was looking for tires for my rain bike and was recommended these by a friend. I liked the price and so I got them. I'm running 25s.

They ride pretty well. Seem to grip pretty good. No flats so far. Course now I just jinxed myself.

For the price, I think they are a great deal for a rain bikecommuter.

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Reviewed 12/22/2012
by GnK
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NW Washington
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Very pleased with the performance of these tires

Purchased these tires to add a little more tread for the fall winter wet commute to work each day (about 6.5 miles each direction). The tires run smooth, seem lighter than the gatorskins I normally use, cost less, no flats (so far). I may run these tires year round!

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Reviewed 11/10/2012
by Bernard H
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Lufkin, TX
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
There is a trick to getting these on

Just got a pair of these for my touring bike, to replace decaying Pasela TGs, so too early to really judge the ride, although first impressions are good. Had real problems getting the rear tire on, though, as the rubber is very sticky and sticks to the rims and inner tubes, making adjustment nigh-on impossible. I finally hit on a solution, though, and after raiding the bathroom cabinet, found that a light dusting with talc around the inner tube and the tire bead makes all the difference! Taking on off is now a breeze. I guess the delicate perfume wafting on the air as ride by will eventually wear off...

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Reviewed 10/8/2012
by Anonymous
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Los Angeles
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I really like them.

700c 28mm- I feel they're a perfect choice for me, riding steel roadtouringsport touring bikes, combination of road and bike paths. When i do group recreation rides often i ride streets to get to them. Need the width and kevlar flat protection but dont want an overly heavy or resistant tire. I have varied experiences running gamut of cheap non flat resistant 25mm tires (too many flats on cheap tires), 25mm Specialized Armadillo (feel dead), 25mm Conti Gatorskins (feel dead), and 38mm Marathon Plus (on a hybrid, feel dead.) Also on a folding bike- 20 1.25 Marathon Racer (nice but not flat resistant). Also my prior tire of choice (still riding on 2 bikes) 32mm 700c and 1.25 27 Pacela TG (no complaints just wanted to try a diff model and try some 28's for mostly group rides.)

For me so far the choice comes down to 28mm v 32mm and Pacela TG v. Panaracer TServe. These are all similar and can't go wrong but on my latest tire purchase, the bike i intend to do hilly metric centuries on, I wanted 28mm and i wanted to try Tserve instead of Pacela TG. I havent done direct comparisons (because my TG are in size 32mm and my Tserve are in 28mm) but I feel i have a sense of the difference in ridehandling between the two models, if the width were the same. The TG feels more cushiony, due to the thinner, lighter sidewalls. I feel a little more confident on cornering on downhills on the Tserve because of the thicker sidewalls (but i have no fear going downhill at 30mph on the TG tires.) I think the Tserve are better for more agressive riding (like a pro NYC messenger would do) and the TG better for comfort but they are brothers and they are more similar than different. If i am trying to maintain mph in a group ride i would go with the 28mm (where all the fools have aluminum and carbon bikes with 25mm tires). Otherwise i would stick with my 32mm for situations where average mph isnt my primary concern. There isnt a big difference, like flat commuting where i dont ride like a maniac and ride in a safe predictable like and my biggest concern is potholes. I like having bikes with both types. I would miss either tire choice. It will be hard for me to decide between TG and Tserve. The choice between 28 and 32 is hard too but some of my bikes wont take 32 and if i primarily want to do group rides on that particular bike i will pick 28. If i think i will do more so solo city riding i will pick 32mm probably. Ive only been riding less than 1.5 years (as an adult getting back into biking, bike less than 100-150 miles a week) but have learned it comes down to Panasonic and Schwalbe tires and the Marathon Plus are too heavy. And on the other hand Pacela with no kevlar might get too many flats on bad roads.

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Reviewed 9/11/2012
by SortaGrey
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Wisconsin Tundra
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Wearing well.. flat resistant. RE-evaluating my first review

I panned them first time around as difficult to mount. They are yet not the worst.. compared to many I have used. But.. I am learning to appreciate the relative flat resistant qualities.. and their wearing pretty decent. For their type of tire.. I'd recommend them overall.

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Reviewed 8/30/2012
by Anonymous
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san fransisco
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for touring.

This is a great tire for touring. I rode over a thousand miles and only had one flat from a piece of wire that somehow hit the sidewall. I would recommend these tires.

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