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Anyone used(ing) Pariba tires?(2 posts)

Anyone used(ing) Pariba tires?Jusme
Dec 30, 2003 6:56 AM
Nashbar has 'em for 19.99 in a 23. Anyone have experience rolling on these?
re: Anyone used(ing) Pariba tires?russ6789
Jan 6, 2004 11:51 AM
I don't recommend them. I've tried the Pro-Prologue version. Got'em at Glory Cycles for about $20. They're light. They look good if you like a light violet color. But, they flat easily, weight reduction results from fewer cords I think. I'm big (220) and got pinch flat on the road, running 120 psi. No idea why, maybe a 2" diameter chunk of missing pavement (on the back of the group, couldn't see much road, too small for someone to call it out). Also have had a number of ordinary punctures. They are easy to mount, fit pretty loose. But, if you don't seat the tube with a hand pump, CO2 can blow a section of the tube between the bead and the rim. So, to be on the safe side, I'd need extra CO2 and tube. I took them off last week. I might use them again in the summer when longer days mean a flat doesn't have me coming home in the dark. They're comfortable and stick to the road.