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!
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.
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.
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 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.
I started using the TG version back in 2010 when I first started riding brevets. On my Rando bike I have over 12,500 miles, all on these tires. My first set, front tire lasted 6,500 miles and rear was 2700 for the first, 3800 on the second. Tire size are 700 x 28. My second set are the same size as the first I have a bit over 6000 Miles on the front, the rear 5,600 on the first, almost 1000 on the second which is the PT. Feels the same as TG. These tires are pretty supple, fast and durable, only 4 flats total on all tires ridden. I also have size 32 on another bike with almost 2000 miles with no flats and very nice to ride on. Great tires overall!
I'm a randonneur and year-round commuter logging about 5000 miles per year-lots of wet weather and lots of night riding where I don't necessarily see road hazards before I hit them. I get plenty of flats with all kinds of tires, and I'm not afraid of flats. If you are, then you should get over it, or give up on road feel. Tires are basically a wear item. The Paselas provide an excellent road feel and light weight. They do have some puncture protection. As another person noted, when they are new flats are more rare. For me this is just gravy. But for this price and this road feel I'm not sure you can do better. I've used the 28s and 32s. I do like how compact the tire is when folded-I carry a spare most of the time. I'm moving one of my bikes toward wider tires and gravel. I plan to start it's new life with the Pasela 38s (available at an LBS).
These have been my go-to tires for our tandem for decades. 700x28 for general riding and 700x32 when we load up the panniers. The 32's must have thicker rubber. Get many more miles on them.
I posted a review in July 2014 once I hit 800 miles on these tires with no problems and joked that I had probably jinxed myself. Well.....in the two months since, I have had FIVE flats all from small pieces of glass embedding in the rubber and grinding their way through to the tube.
My riding conditions and miles haven't changed. I gauge my tires at least twice a week. The tires look noticeably worn after 1100 miles.
I believe this is like a race tire. Super soft compound, great grip and ride but like race tires, they aren't designed for the long haul. Prior to this I had a set of Vredestein Moiree's that logged 2500 miles with one flat.
These are not worth $70.00 every 800 miles. They are not good citycommuting tires and are going in the recycling bin. Wish I could find the Moiree in a 700 again.
I bought a set of wire bead Vittoria tires for my commuter which were hard to mount and one was seriously out of round. Returned them to Bike Tires Direct where they made me a good deal on these. Several of the staff at the warehouse use these for their daily commute.
They don't LOOK tough and I have waited to review them because my only doubt was durability. Now I've passed 800 miles on them without a flat (just jinxed myself!) and will say they are easy to mount, they weigh nothing compared to the Vittorias and have excellent grip.
I installed some of these on my touring bike before embarking on a 400-mile loaded tour on the GAP - C&O Canal trails, which consist of dirt, mud and gravel paths. The Paselas rode great, provided plenty of traction and never flatted. Their light weight made it easy to carry a spare. I'll be keeping these tires on my bike for commuting.