Panaracer Closer Tires - Clincher

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Budget racing tire or high performance trainer, you decide.

User Reviews (2)

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BikingBill   Recreational Rider [Dec 05, 2010]
Strength:

Light weight. Inexpensive 32.99 for 2.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Continental Grand Pri 4000. Think I will get another set of these soon
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fuzzmartin   Triathlete [Nov 30, 2010]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

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