Panaracer Ribmo Tires - Clincher

4/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $32.99

Product Description

The Panaracer RiBMo (Ride Bike More) tire is a lightweight tire that features Panaracers new ProTex Shield technology helping to make this tire incredibly puncture resistant. ProTex Shield is twice as resistant to puncture and pinch...

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brian Miller a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2014

Strengths:    Puncture resistance is very good. I ride these on debris strewn highways and city roads for commuting. Very few flats.

Weaknesses:    Difficult to seat/mount properly. After a few hundred miles one tire seems misshaped and bumpy. Narrow tire is harsh riding. Rolling resistance seemed high. I tried increasing the pressure which helped but resulted in a rough ride.

Bottom Line:   
Not as good as other Panaracer touring tires. If your frame can handle a wider puncture resistant tire, go wide.

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Bike Setup:   1980s Steel Schwinn Roadie with fenders.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Soundtallica

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2014

Strengths:    Durable as hell, it's almost like these tires don't wear. And you don't need to worry about flats, I've never gotten one on these (knock on wood) and I take them on gnarly gravel grinders, plus I like to hammer.

Weaknesses:    Rolling resistance... these just feel a lot slower than other 28c tires that I've tried, but they're not unbearable. "Parabolic" profile means that they grip well on pavement, but not so much on gravel, wet roads, low traction surfaces, or anything loose.

Bottom Line:   
This is a superb tire if you plan to use them for commuting, touring, or any other type of riding that doesn't involve hammering and going fast. Their extreme durability and puncture resistance make sure of this. However, they aren't as good if you're like me who likes to train for road racing or ride intense gravel roads, since they achieve the unfortunate hat trick of being relatively slow-rolling and having poor grip on anything but dry pavement. To be fair though, they really aren't meant for that kind of riding, and I'm only on them because I got them for free and wanted a higher volume, non-knobby tire to put on my CX bike for when I'm not racing CX. The Ribmos are good for what they are.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Red1racer

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2013

Strengths:    Came with my bicycle

Weaknesses:    Durability

Bottom Line:   
Tread fine, but worn some. Took two on long-distance trip and front left me stranded BREAKING DOWN/SEPARATING ON INSIDE. Do I really have to check the inside of my tires for wear?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WFRTony a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2010

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance
Puncture resistant

Weaknesses:    Squirrelly on muddy/wet asphalt
Tough to mount on rims

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden about 1000 miles of various roads from urban/industrial areas to rural roads and highways on the 700x32 RibMo. I bought these to replace a set of Specialized Borough CX that were very prone to punctures. I weigh about 175 and I am running 75 psi in both tires. The RibMo is smooth, fast, and I haven't had to repair a flat since I mounted them.

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Favorite Ride:   RAGBRAI

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   SOMA Double Cross set up for commuting or all-around cycling

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I seem 2 agree that the tires have a tough side wall and good flat protection making them reliable and hassle free. how ever, they may not b the best for ease of rolling, they do hold up to the name, if your riding situation condition allows , you may b able to go ahead with maximum air pressure for assist w/ the ease of rolling down the road.

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