Panaracer Stradius Sport Tires - Clincher

3.36/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.99

Product Description

The perfect combination of technology and price. Aramid folding bead for light weight, all at a price that makes you smile. Easy on the ride and easy on the wallet, these are the perfect road training tire. Choose 700x23c for lower rolling ...

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Raymond J. Raymundo

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2017

Strengths:    I did not experience any slips even during the rainy season.

Weaknesses:    I had used the tires only for six months (800 miles) more or less and it gave up on the "seams"

Bottom Line:   
I will not use a Panaracer again.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by froze a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2013

Strengths:    A long lasting tire that doesn't cut easily. Reasonably light at 220 or 230 grams puts into the lower end of road tires intended for the street. These are a folding type of tire instead of a rigid wire bead tire.

Weaknesses:    I haven't found any other than their not a racing tire, but their not designed to be a racing tire.

Bottom Line:   
For the price it's impossible to beat these tires unless you get a huge sale on something that normally would cost 4 times more. If you want a low cost but effective flat resistant long life tire and are not a racer then these are great tires.

These tires are not racing tires so handling isn't up to that sort of level, there has to be a trade off between handling and long mileage, a high handling tire will have softer tread compound to make is sticky but will only last about 800 to 1200 miles, a lower handling tire will have a harder tread compound but will last 4500 to 5000 miles. For a reviewer to make a comment about the tires slipping on wet tile, well gee I can slip on wet tile just walking! Wet tile is almost like ice. I've ridden these tires on wet pavement and found no unusual traction problems that caused me concern.

No one rim brand or model is the same, I didn't have any problems installing these tires on my wheels, but there may be wheels out there where it could be a challenge, but guess what? That's true with any tire and wheel combination. Besides a tough to install tire means it will be tough to come off the rim in the event of a blowout saving you from a crash or a damaged rim, so I don't shun tough to install tires. Keep in mind these are folding tires, if you never put on a folding tire the fact that they fold can be challenge to install, but once you get the idea of how to install them you'll never go back to rigid wire bead tires, and fixing flats with folding tires is much easier compared to wire beaded tires.

I checked the box for recreational rider because I don't race but I ride an average of 600 miles a month which is more than any recreational rider would ride. I also gave it 5 stars for value because they are a really good value, but I gave it a 4 star for overall rating because if you want to spend quite a bit more you can get a better tire.

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Favorite Ride:   All over the place

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Tree Fort Bikes

Similar Products Used:   So many brands of tires it would bore you to tears to see them all, and I doubt I can remember them all.

Bike Setup:   On a 84 Fuji Club

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John Stephens

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2012

Strengths:    they do provide an element of protection against puncturing

Weaknesses:    Can be difficult to put on; then you inflated, you must check around the rim fully as they have a tendency to come off at the point where the last bit of tire went on!

Bottom Line:   
Not great for the price I paid.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lee Joo Mong a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2009

Strengths:    "Budget/competitive priced"

"Reasonable wear-ressistance and sidewalls"

Weaknesses:    Heavier than speicified 220g (actual weight 230g)
Skid-accident prone
Poor road adhesion
Carcass weakness

Bottom Line:   
Cyclist @ 69kg + roaf bike @ 9.0kg + accessories @ 3kg = 81kg

Installed 700 X 20C onto front wheel only and travelled less than 3000 km

Now have to re-install the old Vittoria back for safety reason (avoid another skidding: year-end raining season approaching)

Skidded once on wet tiled floor. Only take bend/corner on paved road with rear brake applied due poor road adhesion at front wheel

Fine cracks noted on sidewalls after a tube failure never happened on (Vittoria tyre replaced)

Your life worth more than to risk it on such tire

Let us hope PANARACER stop making such dangerous product(s)

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Favorite Ride:   Paved roads only

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Vredestein Fortezza Quattro Tricomp (700 X 23C)
Vittoria Rubino Pro (700 X 23C)

Bike Setup:   PEUGEOT PROFESSIONAL 600 road bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tr-nyc a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2008

Strengths:    cheap, cheap, cheap.

Weaknesses:    flat at the drop of a hat

Bottom Line:   
worst. tire. ever. These were my cheap "emgergency reserve" tires in the spares box. So far, I've been through 2 tires in 2 days. Both lasted less that 15 miles before flatting, both times a piece of glass sliced right through the middle of the contact patch.

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Favorite Ride:   rolling hills

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   Conti Grand Prix 3000, Conti Grand Prix 4000, Conti Ultra-Gatorskin, Specialized Armadillo Elite

Bike Setup:   Felt F65 w/ Ultegra gruppo

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