Panaracer Fire XC Pro



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Slash

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On 30 May 2004 07:11:34 -0700, [email protected] (Corvus Corvax)
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>"D T W .../\\..." <[email protected]> wrote
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>> I've tried all kinds of tires and I like these the best. There was a time
>> when some of the web vendors were selling Panaracers for a reduced price, I
>> read that they were made in Taiwan, not Japan. I have both and can't tell
>> the difference. I think you'll be happy with them.

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>I also ride Panaracer Fire XC's as my regular tire. But there is a
>_big_ difference between the ones made in Japan and the ones made in
>Taiwan. Make sure you get the Japanese tires -- they are much more
>supple. The other thing to remember about the Panaracers is that they
>are a poor choice for a bike that is going to do a lot of miles on the
>street, as the knobs wear amazingly quickly on pavement.
>
>CC


And are noisy and drag you down like Dennis Rodman.

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Corvus Corvax

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Slash <[email protected]> wrote?
> [email protected] (Corvus Corvax) scribbled:
>
> >The other thing to remember about the Panaracers is that they
> >are a poor choice for a bike that is going to do a lot of miles on the
> >street, as the knobs wear amazingly quickly on pavement.
> >
> >CC

>
> And are noisy and drag you down like Dennis Rodman.


Well, in nice weather on dry pavement, any knobby tire is a liability.
Panaracers are also pretty sucky snow tires. My standard winter tire
in NYC was the WTB Velociraptor, which is an excellent winter tire,
and does not wear at all rapidly on pavement. Although V-raptors are
also noisy and drag you down like Dennis Rodman.

Here in Buffalo, I just leave the Nokians on. Make the WTB's feel like
road slicks.

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On 2 Jun 2004 19:15:40 -0700, [email protected] (Corvus Corvax)
scribbled:

>> And are noisy and drag you down like Dennis Rodman.

>
>Well, in nice weather on dry pavement, any knobby tire is a liability.
>Panaracers are also pretty sucky snow tires. My standard winter tire
>in NYC was the WTB Velociraptor, which is an excellent winter tire,
>and does not wear at all rapidly on pavement. Although V-raptors are
>also noisy and drag you down like Dennis Rodman.


True, on hardpack, rock or pavement any real knobby tire is going to
kick and scream at you. Comes with the territory.

>Here in Buffalo, I just leave the Nokians on. Make the WTB's feel like
>road slicks.
>
>CC


Yup. :) I went from my Nokian studdeds to Ritchey semi-slicks and it
was as if I'd been given wings. I then later switched to 1.4" Ritchey
Tom Slicks for fun (wooo! fast!) but then recently switched to my
Panaracer Fire XC Pros (Taiwan, even). Doh! Feel like I'm back on the
Nokians. Oh well, it'll build character, and certainly help on the
dirt trails that I should probably be riding on anyway.

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Per Löwdin

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> I do like mine, but they are fucking useless in mud. The knobs are close
> together and they just clog up quickly turning the wheels in to heavy
> slicks.


True, it is not a good mud tire, in fact it is not best at anything, but it
is a splendid tire for everything, have even ridden on road with mine in
Cambodia, my micheline jet bloody exploded and fortunately I carried an old
firx xc pro. Worked fine but made a lot of noise.

Per
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