Panaracer Fire DH Pro Tire

4.62/5 (61 Reviews)
Weight : 1050 grams <br>(26 x 2.30) MSRP : $44.95


Product Description

Outstanding puncture resistance and side stiffness due to our double belted polyester sidewall. DH tire suitable for high speed sections in all conditions.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ISRAEL a Weekend Warrior from BRONX NEW YORK

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
**

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Lewis a Weekend Warrior from Pleasanton, CA

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2008

Strengths:    Grippy in mud, good on the street, Long tread life.

Weaknesses:    Uh.. The red fades? Punctures kinda easily.

Bottom Line:   
Good in mud, bottom line. Like all panaracers, good on the street when aired up. Fat and wide. Stable. Overall great for mud. Highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Tarantula

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Fire XC, Bontrager Ranger (<-- DONT GET EVER!)

Bike Setup:   Trek 6700 Stock.. Except for replaced broken parts.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Steamboat Springs, CO

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2005

Strengths:    Excellent Tires that grip when you need them and still roll smoothly

Weaknesses:    ?

Bottom Line:   
Great tire that is compatible with Stan's tubeless. I use them all year long here in Steamboat Springs, CO. They perform from the mud in the spring, the dust sand and rocks in the summer and slippery leaves in the fall

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare

Similar Products Used:   You name the tire, Conti Vertical Pros, Enduro, Smoke Dart

Bike Setup:   Santa Crux Blur custom built with new XTR including Discs. I alos run Stan's tubeless system and love it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robby a Weekend Warrior from Austin

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2005

Strengths:    Very strong sidewall, kevlar bead, wide-high volume

Weaknesses:    Weight, $$

Bottom Line:   
I am a big guy, why sugarcoat? My bike screams for mercy- And, I can be hard on equipment. This tire is built like a bulldozer. If you are looking for a tire that can take some abuse, look no further.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek, Greenbelt, Rocky Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   WTB

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim W a Weekend Warrior from Lithia, Fl. USA

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2005

Strengths:    heavy duty tires w/no slipping on the trails...

Weaknesses:    as far as riding i haven't experienced any yet, but they were a bear to put on the rim, i will dread the first time i get a flat on the trail and have to try to pry one side off.

Bottom Line:   
These tires so far have been da'bomb. I don't slide around like i used to w/my old tires, i did not realize the difference it was going to make. i rode this past weekend @ Alafia River State Park(my local trail) and i was riding over roots and trails that i used to slide on which would cause me to come out of my clips quite a bit. now w/these tires i was not sliding, i was able to ride over most everything w/ease because i could stay clipped on and just go. you would have thought i was on a brand new bike that just cost me $4000+, but instead it was my same ole bike but w/brand new Panaracer DH tires. I know people talk about the extra weight being a factor, but i did not notice a difference at all w/the extra weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia River State Park, Carter Park, The TOE

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   this is my first time w/panaracer tires...

Bike Setup:   full-suspension for XC riding...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jason from modesto, CA

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2004

Bottom Line:   
i raced them at the sea otter (DH) twice and they did fine. plenty of grip for that mellow course. the sidewalls seem almost indestructable. they are a little narrow for an all-around DH tire. probably best in wet, sloppy conditions. i've tried them for trail riding and they are just too heavy! my first DH tire. i don't use them anymore. i'd rate them as "average".

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   maxxis minion 2.7 (ST) and high roller 2.5 (SRY)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustin m a Downhiller from Sioux falls, SD

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2004

Strengths:    Godly on hard pack. Very easy to regain control if your tires slip. Also seems to shed mud real well.

Weaknesses:    none, I see all this about weighing too much, if you cant deal with an extra pound or two, you need to quit mountain biking and take up cycling.

Bottom Line:   
I'm very happy with these tires, beats the hell outta my stock ones. On hardpack they are insane, slips on sand (what doesnt?), not the greatest on wet grass (found out the hard way and scored a broken wrist and finger) But the bottom line is these tires are the sh*t, handle extremely well on dirt/rock. I've gone threw quite a bit of mud and the moment you hit dry dirt the mud sheds off right away.

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Favorite Trail:   great bear @ sioux falls

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   internet

Bike Setup:   trek fuel 80 03'

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vlad The Mildly Malodorous from Da T-Dot

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    superior strength grip & wear


did i mention grip?


Weaknesses:    product unnecessarily targetted by whining weight weenies....
no, it's not really a mud tire...


Bottom Line:   
tires were off the scoot for a while - and greatly missed.

mostly used on clay, sand, rocks and roots. and mildly moist conditions.
always hooks up.

pinching? what?

zero complaints.
buy this tire

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   CBO

Similar Products Used:   the usual suspects

Bike Setup:   san an dhs, fox125van, and other stuff....long travel XC & lite FR set-up used for aggressive trail riding mostly. and some air too...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shadrack of thiefst8.com a Weekend Warrior from ATX!!!

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2004

Strengths:    Corners really well,fast and durable in almost all terrains...seemed pretty good on street. digs in where it needs to and has a low profile, re: tread. Alot like the Fire Xc's but MORE BEEF!

Weaknesses:    That it's not lighter,doesn't come in 3.5. All in all IT MOST DEFINITLY A GOOD TIRE.


Bottom Line:   
It's a Great tire for the price...you get more than you payed for...Handles great and moves and cuts fast...a heavy blade for your rear tire.GET SOME!
Watch AMN!!!

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Favorite Trail:   all...straight up,man

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer fire xc's and Fr(DOPE!),Kenda Cortez L3r(good and sticky on the street) and a few others.

Bike Setup:   Joker Sl,Marzochi Z1 fr,saint 3crnk,odessy pdls,all Avid disc brk/Ultimates,Thompson.Pan Fr front,Dh rear.Blah,blah

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dev a Downhiller from Los Altos, CA

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

Strengths:    Stiff sidewalls, performance at low and high pressures, mud performance, climbing grip, all around grip, puncture resistance, and the list goes on.

Weaknesses:    ????, I really have no complaints for these tires. I would love to see a 24" version for my new bike though. Some might complain of the weight on the hills but the climbing tread makes up for it.

Bottom Line:   
Great tires for the money and are way better than most of the more expensive tires as well. These tires hookup at high pressure better than most tires at low pressure. You can't beat this tread design. I've used them on loose dirt/sand, hardpack, wet logs, wet clay, and snow. They haven't let me down yet. You won't find a better tread design for freeride. Sweet.

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Favorite Trail:   Braille Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Highrollers DH, WTB Raptors, WTB Mutano Raptor, Panaracer Fire XC, Panaracer Dart & Smoke, Nokian Gazz, Various Intense and Tiogas.

Bike Setup:   These tires (2.35s) are on the F/R of a Schwinn Moab with Rhino Lite rims and various other DH specific components. I also have a Pana Fire FR 2.4 on the front of my Big Hit now.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Felpur from Bangor ME

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2003

Strengths:    killer tires... feels like your glued to the ground traction to the max

Weaknesses:    umm the dont come in 2.5 or 2.6......

Bottom Line:   
I have some kenda kolassals 2.6 downhill tires on my fetish and the panaracer's on my xc bike...the traction of the panaracers are actually better and I had to swap them over I couldnt believe it. By the way I live and ride in Maine. Up here we have a major mud season in spring and tons of roots, rock and technical riding and snow...no complaints I just wish I could get these tires in 2.6. I cant think of anyone who wouldnt benifit by these unless you bike a ton on the road or trails that look like sidewalks....

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Favorite Trail:   ones with drops

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   a bunch

Bike Setup:   jamis dakkar expert and KHS Fetish

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andrew a Downhiller from riverside

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2003

Strengths:    EVERYTHING. THESE TIRES ARE AWSOME. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THEM. IN THE 4 YEARS I HAVE USED THEN I HAVE ONLY GOT 1 PINCH FLAT. I DO DROPS UP TO 25 FEET AND RIDE ALOT OF DH AND I RIDE ALL OVER THE WESTERN U.S. and i found if you dont want a 4 pound dh tire but a reliable dh tire that has bad a** traction then this tire is for u

Weaknesses:    absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
best tire for the money that doesnt weigh a ton.

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Favorite Trail:   any in moab

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   woodcrest bicycle center

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   GIANT AC 2 WITH A 2003 BOXXER RACE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crash master a Downhiller from moreno valley

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2002

Strengths:    great tire. i have had only 2 pinch flats with the 2 years i have had the tires. don't wear fast. i ride every day and the tires last a year.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great tire

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Favorite Trail:   any in big bear/ sycamore canyon/ end of the world dh

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   woodcrest bicycle center

Similar Products Used:   tioga dh, michilen dh comp

Bike Setup:   turnner dh frame,with mrp roller,raceface dh crank, azonic hammer stem, azonic double wall riser bar, isis bottom bracket, sun singletrack rims, hays 8 inch hydrolic disc, shimano xtr hub

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Downhiller from riverside

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2002

Strengths:    good tread, great tration, slow wear, i ride almost every day, and these tires last me a year.

Weaknesses:    a little hard to mount/dismount


Bottom Line:   
Verry nice tire for the price. I have tried maxxis, tioga, wtb, other pannaracer tires and cujo. but i still come back to the dh pro, best tire for the places i ride

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Favorite Trail:   snow summit/ all trails in big bear/ all local trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   woodcrest bicycle center

Similar Products Used:   mixxis mobster

Bike Setup:   giant ac 1 with all xtr components, jr t, fith element rear shock, azonic shorty sten, azonic riser bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Wert from Nor-Cal

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2002

Strengths:    Have not had a flat since.
Awsome forward bite


Weaknesses:    Slippery around the corners


Bottom Line:   
I ride heavy crosscountry light freeride. I bought them because I was told they would make the bike stick...
Well my bike now weighs 23lb and it still slides around the tight fast stuff. It is a good tire just has it's specific application.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Lots of WTB

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Buss ss, Marz Z1 X-fly, Raceface, Titec, Paul

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