Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy Tires - Clincher

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.59

Product Description

The Ruffy Tuffy tire features a checkerboard tread pattern and a kevlar belt for added durability.   Weight:  290 grams...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phillysim a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2017

Strengths:    Durability

Weaknesses:    For commuting - none

Bottom Line:   
Use these for year round commuting, 75 miles a week in Philadelphia. Ride them at ~ 80 psi, 140 lb rider. The back tire gave me 7,035 miles with three punctures, the front tire gave me 9,021 miles with one puncture. Amazingly durable tire, for commuting I won't ride anything else now. Has nice round profile for smooth cornering.

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Favorite Ride:   Going home from work

Purchased At:   Craigslist, ebay, lo

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Paselar with kevlar belt.
Continental Gatorskin

Bike Setup:   Highly modified 1985 Trek Elance 400 (Reynolds 531). Drive chain: Shimano 600 Tri-colored with half -step gearing (39 & 42 front rings) with 7-speed 13-28 freewheel. Velocity synergy rims, rear offset. Fenders and rear rack. All topped off with Dura-ace stem and sprung Brooks saddle.

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

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2016

Strengths:    Durability: When I pulled these out of the package I had doubts about it. I now have 3,100 miles and can say many good things. No flats. No for real, no flats. Maybe YMMV as I keep my tires at 117/120 psi (yes even for these 28's). Still more comfortable than my 25's with less psi. Could be my skinny side walls though.

Weaknesses:    I ride almost all dry weather but if you stick to wet concrete you may want a softer tire. I have slid this tires several times but I don't imagine most riders would have traction problems (on road).

Bottom Line:   
Excellent tire. Worth more money than it's sold for. I'm still waiting to see my mileage I'll get out of these. At this point it's looking like my rear will go past 4,000 miles.

If you're looking for a race tire this isn't for you but for any typical road bike rider; this isn't the best tire but it's pretty much a slick and you will not have flats. I'm serious. I use to order c02 on amazon by the case of 16 now I ditched my saddle bag and carry 1 tube in jersey.

Bottom line: I'll be buying these for the foreseeable future.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rkosai a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2010

Strengths:    As for their performance, they do their job extremely well. No flats and barely any nicks in the rubber. My commute is only 8 miles/day, 10-15 days/month so I can't comment so much on tread wear other than there's hardly been any. At this rate, I'll probably get another 2-3 years out of them. They roll well and I like the roundish profile. They are noticeably heavy compared to my racing tires but with the amount of time I save fixing flats, I consider these to be just as fast.

Weaknesses:    This isn't really a weakness since they're intended for durability, but even with the extra air volume, they aren't the most supple tires I've ridden. Of course, this is due the extra puncture protection and extra thick tread. I do run them between 70-80psi which helps with comfort.

Bottom Line:   
On my commuter ride I had been running various 23C racing tires but were all turned into swiss cheese from the glass on San Francisco's lovely streets. The Ruffy Tuffys are the fattest tires I could fit into my 2002 Litespeed Arenberg, giving me about 2mm of clearance between the chain stays. It's a bit tight for my liking but no problems with rubbing. I had to re-dish my wheel though.

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Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Rivendell Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Armadillos, Conti Gatorskins, Conti GP4000, Vredstein Fortezza, Hutchinson Fusion 2

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Arenberg, Open Pro 32 spoke wheels, 9sp Ultegra, SKS raceblade fenders, Selle Italia Prolink Gel Flow saddle.

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

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2008

Strengths:    Grippy, relatively light.

Weaknesses:    Flats...too many of them.

Bottom Line:   
I was incredibly impressed with the Ruffy Tuffys when I first rode them. Great cornering, light feel, and nice grip of the road surface. I felt I had found the perfect tire for my type of riding and all was copacetic for the first 1000 miles. But in the past month, without changing the type or locations of my rides, I have had a string of punctures that's caused me to throw up my arms and give up. In the past three weeks I've had at least a dozen flats. Admittedly, there were a couple that would have flatted any tire, but the others leave me scratching my head. As much as I love their performance, I'm tired of being seen with my bike upside down on the side of the road. I've decided to give up on the Ruffy Tuffys.

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Favorite Ride:   roads, asphalt or dirt

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Conti Contact, Vittoria Randonneur Pro

Bike Setup:   Cannondale cyclocross w/ Cane Creek Strados wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bmoc11102 a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2006

Strengths:    Round profile, low resistance with good tire size/pressure. Good classic looking tire.

Weaknesses:    After 1 year, the tire seems to be separating at the edges of the tread squares (in continuous lines around tire). Hasn't caused a problem yet, but I'm kind of waiting for a blowout...

Bottom Line:   
I've used these (700/28) on my fixed commuter/century/all-round ride for 1 year now, and they've been great. They run fast and smooth. Not a flat yet.

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Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Rivendell

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer TG

Bike Setup:   Panasonic track frame; mavic CXP22 rims; IRO/Formula hubs.

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