Panaracer Closer Tires - Clincher

2/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Budget racing tire or high performance trainer, you decide.

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by BikingBill a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2010

Strengths:    Light weight. Inexpensive 32.99 for 2.

Weaknesses:    Paper thin. May be inexpensive but you will pay a lot more in tubes and CO2

Bottom Line:   
Light weight, but no protection. One ride on the tires and two flats already. It was wet out, so I will try it in dry conditions to see if they hold up any better.

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Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Continental Grand Pri 4000. Think I will get another set of these soon

Bike Setup:   Scott CR1 Ultegra with FSA SL-K light carbon crank.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by fuzzmartin a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2010

Strengths:    Relatively fast for the price.
Easy to get on/off.
Gave me a lot of practice changing tires on the side of the highway.

Weaknesses:    They're paper-thin hole magnets. I'm quite sure giving them a sharp glare will puncture don't make direct eye contact with your Closers.

Bottom Line:   
I swapped some Kendas for the Panaracers two weeks before a triathlon. Within 100 training miles, I had three punctures. Not having enough time to get to the bike shop, I risked it and stuck with the Panaracers for the tri. The tires held up and I actually raced faster than I had ever done before.

...then, a week later, I had two more punctures on a 40-mile ride.

If you buy them...stock up on tubes and C02.

They are now hanging in my basement and will be used on the trainer, this winter.

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Favorite Ride:   Country Roads

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Re-Fuse. Kenda something-or-others.

Bike Setup:   Giant Defy 1...with a bunch of boring upgrades.

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