Panaracer Pasela TourGuard



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Drs

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Has anyone any experience with the Panaracer Pasela
TourGuard? Apart from some gripes about them going out of
round a few years back they seem to get generally favourable
reviews (which makes a nice change compared to half the
tyres I've been looking at). Not many shops in my area seem
to handle Panaracer, I'm going to have to ring the
distributor tomorrow to get a price.

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Just Zis Guy

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On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 20:49:46 +1100, "DRS" <[email protected]>
wrote in message <[email protected]>:

>Has anyone any experience with the Panaracer Pasela
>TourGuard?

We use them on our family triplet No visits from the
p*nct*r* fairy yet in 1,200 miles, and not noticeably worn.
Some minor sidewall cracks but nothing alarming. On the
whole, a satisfactory tyre.

--
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Smokey

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"DRS" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Has anyone any experience with the Panaracer Pasela
> TourGuard? Apart from some gripes about them going out of
> round a few years back they seem to get generally
> favourable reviews (which makes a nice change compared to
> half the tyres I've been looking at). Not many shops in my
> area seem to handle Panaracer, I'm going to have to ring
> the distributor tomorrow to get a price.

I've got a pair of 700X35 TourGards on my Lemond Poprad
and like them a lot. They wear very well, are flat-
resistant, and ride comfortably with 70/75 psi fr/rr. They
wouldn't be my first choice for doing a lot of hard
cornering, but for recreational riding and touring,
they're a good choice. Smokey
 
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Jacques Moser

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On Mon, 08 Mar 2004 20:49:46 +1100, DRS wrote:

> Has anyone any experience with the Panaracer Pasela
> TourGuard? Apart from some gripes about them going out of
> round a few years back they seem to get generally
> favourable reviews (which makes a nice change compared to
> half the tyres I've been looking at). Not many shops in my
> area seem to handle Panaracer, I'm going to have to ring
> the distributor tomorrow to get a price.

I bought a pair of them and used them for a couple thousand
km over 2-3 years. Fast enough tires, only one flat that I
remember. They never really wore out, but finally became
very dry and cracked. I replaced one before leaving for a
2-week loaded trip, and kept the second one that looked less
cracked. Bad mistake: On the first afternoon, with 75 psi
and heavy load, it started bulging and that was it.

Jacques
 
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Drs

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DRS <[email protected]> wrote in message
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Feh. I just had a chat to the local Panaracer distributor
and not only do they have no Pasela Tourguards in stock they
haven't had for the past two years. I'm stunned that
virtually nobody in this neck of the woods is even aware of
what has to be a top three pick in its bracket. So now I
have to wonder if it's worth shipping a set of folding ones
in from the States myself or change tack completely.

--

"I'm proud that I live in a country where witnessing two
hours of bloody, barbarous torture in gloating detail is
considered indicia of religious piety, whereas a mere second
gazing upon a woman's breast is cause for outraged
apoplexy." Betty Bowers,
http://www.bettybowers.com/melgibsonpassion.html