I've been using these tires and it's predecessor for 20 years. I have crossed the country and I didn't have a single flat in the whole distance. They are relatively light, fold and mount easily. My only complaint would be the tan sidewalls deteriorate and look shabby.
I've been riding Pasela ProTite tires for years. They are lightest in their class, roll smoothly, offer low rolling resistance, transition to dirt well, and despite their suppleness, they're very tough and last a long time. Yes, I can find tires that do any one of these attributes better, but those "better" attributes result in either heavy, slow, stiff or less durable tires.
The Paselas last a long time, have better than average traction, very good resistance to punctures. The gum sidewall never showed any wear in spite of often being ridden on trails. There are probably faster tires but these are the right tire for me.
This is my go-to commuter tire. I'm currently running a 35 on the back and a 32 on the front. Easy to mount, stylish and puncture resistant. I feel a nice grab on the corners yet a suppleness and road-buzz cancelling quality that is very comfortable. I'll always use these on my winter commutertouring bike!
Im a bike commuter that cycles to work and sometime to the store. Also a attend group rides thats average over 50miles. Best thing about these tires or the yellow side walls. For two reasons, looks and comfort. They are really thin and I guess it was designed that way to cushion the bumps on the road. Theyre really fast. Because it has great grip can put the power to the ground quickly. Proof is on Strava where I have 3 KOMs with this tires so fare. Also every time Im on a group ride people always compliment my rear tire. The Bad thing about it is you can only truly ride it on the road and cobble stones. Any time I ride on grass which may have something as small as a needle or a paper clip it will puncture very easily. It happened to me twice my first month riding with it, because I like taking shortcuts to work. So I had to change my routes to stay on the road. Best advice with this tire is to only use it for the rear. Thats where you need the power.
Been using these for few five years commuting and going on longer bike rides. We typically ride on asphalt, however we almost end up riding gravel for cut offs, or short cuts to get from one area to another. These hold up pretty well; only had one failure due to a sharp object penetrating the tread. No tire likely would have survived that.
I got these to make my gravel bike a little faster on the roads, and was not disappointed. These tires offer awesome all season traction at an affordable price. I have roughly 400 miles in mine and they are still looking/riding like new. Not to mention the gumwall sidewalls looks really nice.
I rode these tires a bunch when I first built up my rainy day bike. After using another brand, I came back to this tire as they're a good balance of toughness, weight, and ride quality.
I use these tires (700x32) on my commutergravel bike. I'd go one size larger (700x35) but I can't fit with fenders. Nevertheless, the 32s are very comfortable and relatively light weight (I got the folding version). Panaracer makes quality tires.
I've been riding these tires for the last 18 years. I've ridden across the country and numerous other tours. They've been mounted on my Bruce Gordon with a full load for over 12,000 miles. Iv'e only had 4 flats in the entire time.
Could not mount these tires without the use of levers. By using the levers you end up puncturing the tube. I've had the tires for less than a month, rode the bicycle twice and have gone through three tubes already. I'm looking for new tires, time to throw these ones out. No support from Bike Tires Direct, would not even respond to my email.
Purchased the Panaracer Pasela 32's for roadmixed terrain use on my Felt F4x.
They are plush, cushy, and a joy to ride.
They also look nice with the carbon frame and red accents on the Felt.
i live in nyc and ride everywhere i go year round, the roads are full of broken glass, widow-maker pot holes, left over winter sand, and all sorts of weirdgross things waiting to give you a puncture or worse. these tires have made my rides and commutes so much more comfortable. I'm running the 35mm's and they're great. Grippy, supple, tough, fast rolling. All the things i thought i'd have to pay $50ea for. And my bike looks pretty pretty good with the tan side walls.
I purchased my first adventure bike and chose this tire. I have a couple of hundred miles on it now, and I'm happy with its performance. Most of my miles have been on payment, city and country, and I've always been pleased with the road feel. I've done a few miles on gravel, and no complaints! (BTW, no flats so far.)
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.
I have a set of the 700c x 32 Pasela PT's on my commutertouring bike. So far have 1335 miles with no flats. Front tire still has the little diamond tread pattern showing.. Rear is just starting wear the diamonds off in the center. I think tires will probably last 3 to 4 thousand miles if I rotate them. For an earlier reviewer, these are mounted on Velocity Blunt SL 29er rims. Rim width is 25mm OSM, 20mm ISM. Tire width measures 33.5mm at 75psi inflation pressure (which gives a great ride and decent handling for my 150lbs). Overall, I am very happy with these tires and they are a good deal at BTD.