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Old guys: Panaracer Paselas TG. Anyone using them?(3 posts)

Old guys: Panaracer Paselas TG. Anyone using them?OldEdScott
Oct 8, 2003 6:42 AM
I'm thinking about the 700x28s. They strike me as a tire that might be comfortable and last awhile on bad roads. I'm sick to death of 800-mile tires.
I'd use 'em even if I were a young guy.Cory
Oct 8, 2003 8:16 AM
I've been using nothing else for about four years, since I got on Rivendell's mailing list and saw Grant's recommendation. I had 32s (biggest that would fit; about 25mm actual width) on my Allez, and when I got an Atlantis, I put 35s (30mm actual) on that. They're probably the all-around best tires I've ever used--pretty light and responsive, very durable (haven't kept track of mileage, but I'd guess it's at least 2000 on the first set, and I weigh 230) roll well and are as flat-resistant as anything short of tractor tires (Armadillos may be tougher, but they don't have anything like the feel of the Paselas). Rivendell gets 30 bucks a tire, I think, but you can often find them on sale for around $21 w/belt or $12 without.
re: Old guys: Panaracer Paselas TG. Anyone using them?geeker
Oct 11, 2003 7:40 PM
I've been using the 32s (they run well narrower than listed), and recommend them. Paid $21-22 from Nashbar. Very light for a heavy-duty belted tire, and more durable than I expected. I have nearly 3000 miles on the pair. The rear has flatted just once, through the sidewall, and has significant tread left. I previously used Avocet Cross Ks, which were heavy pigs and punctured more, and the Pasela TGs are *a lot* nicer. Two minor things: 1) My rear tire gradually went out of round (lateral bulge), still rideable but ugly; 2) The sidewalls are pretty thin (as you'd expect given the low weight), and might be vulnerable in off-road situations.