Panaracer Tserv Tire

4.3/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


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PanaracerT-Serv ProtexTire An urban favorite:The choice of many messengers and urban commuters. Duro Protex improves onThe original Duro by adding a Protex breakerToThe superTough 3D casing. Protex is a proprietary additiveThat adheresToThe casing and makesTiresThreeTimes more puncture resistantThan other casing reinforcement systems Zero Slip Grip NaturalTread compound integrates more natural rubberTo decrease rolling resistance and increaseTread wear life 400D Lite Extra CordTechnology i


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Harisean

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2014

Strengths:    Excellent grip on all conditions. I have taken these tires to mud and rocks (not intentionally) and they didnt give any problems, besides loss of speed. Takes a long time to reach the end of its service life.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Such excellent tires! A relative of mine has had these tires for 10 years running... 10 YEARS! It is still only about halfway to 3/4 through its life and it will continue to serve. I have taken his bike out on a spin in the wet and absolutely no problems. The pair i have is pretty new (1 year) and it will continue to serve me for many years. Absolutely worth every penny.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by viger from singapore

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    1. extremely low rolling resistance
2. quiet at high speeds
3. very grippy
4. able to roll over small stones w/o punctures


Weaknesses:    1. high psi will make the ride harsher than normal

Bottom Line:   
this review is for the 1.25" tires. 5 flaming chilis for a good mtb slick. it instantly transforms your mtb to a road-worthy bike. however, choice of route is important - avoid debris as much as possible. highly recommended. worth every buck.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $28.00

Similar Products Used:   kenda klimax lite 26x1.95"

Bike Setup:   aleoca leomano-y
stock save for
1. 7-speed shimano cassette
2. avid single digit 7 v-brakes
3. avid fr-5 brake levers
4. shimano 7-speed revoshifters
5. tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to mount, very light weight, bombproof, will come to a screeching stop on a wet manhole lid. Double or triple of the normal amount of friction provides much additional exercise (1.75" width). These should be marketed as a weight-loss product.

Weaknesses:    Super Slow!! This (T-Serv 26x1.75), being an enlarged roadie tire, has the same rubber compound as is necessary to hold a 25mm wide tire on the road. However, at 1.75, it has double the necessary friction. Had to work hard just to hit 17 mph, and couldn't hold anything over 15 mph. Yuck!!! Double-Yuck!!!

Bottom Line:   
While the 700c x 28mm Panaracer T-serv were a wonderful experience in every way, the 26" x 1.75 were super-slow.
You might want some if you cycle on ice, otherwise, it's a road bike only product.

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Favorite Trail:   Houston, TX

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   Airbomb

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Typhoon Cord, Chen Sching 26x1.75 knobbies (and both of these had the appropriate super-fast, dry-feeling, non-sticky rubber compound that SHOULD be on a large tire).

Bike Setup:   Hard tail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave from Oakland, CA USA

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2006

Strengths:    light, fast, grippy wet or dry, supple ride, sport-bike handling

Weaknesses:    finicky to mount, requires high pressure

Bottom Line:   
One of the best commuting tires I've found for my MTB, has served well all year round here, good traction and handling in almost all conditions. Long-wearing, not as flat-resistant as the Armadillos but pretty good. Light weight and folding make it easy to take a spare on a tour.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Alfred E. Bike

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Armadillo, Conti Top Slick, Vittoria city tire

Bike Setup:   Fisher Tassajara

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben Stack a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2005

Strengths:    Roll much better than most belted tires. Very fast.

Weaknesses:    I purchased the 26 x 1.75 and they are more like a 1.4 width. Little rocks and glass get stuck in the ridges; have to pull the stuff out with a tweezer frequently. Way over priced!!

Bottom Line:   
These are good city tires if you are looking for a fast, puncture free ride in an urban setting-get this tire. I would get the 1.75 because Panaracer seems to distort the width of their tires. I can't imagine how narrow the 1.5 would be. I feel more of the bumps than with my 26 x 2.0 tires. If the bumps bother you, look for a wider, beefier tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Gateway

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Nimbus, Ritchey Tom Slick

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Arthur Tong a Cross Country Rider from Burnaby, B.C, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2004

Strengths:    Strong and really really really really fast.

Weaknesses:    No weaknesses yet.

Bottom Line:   
Its awesome, I use 26x2inch and 26x2.1inch when I go offroad. After I bought them cos I wanted to try some slicks for my road riding, I was shock how fast this babies goes. But always remember to pump till the required air pressure so that the tires perform at its best.

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Favorite Trail:   Nicole Burnaby Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   CycleCraft Singapore

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2003 Giant Iguana, Velo Pro Ti Saddle, Panaracer Trailblasters, RaceFace Prodigy Stem, new paintjob for the fork, Shimano Clipless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Cross Country Rider from Dublin,CA

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2003

Strengths:    Well made, built to last, fast tire for the road, hold the road well, puncture resistant.

Weaknesses:    None, but would like to see a 26x 2.0 foldable tire in the future in the design from Panaracer.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the SOMA New Xpress 26 x 1.75 foldable tire which is essentially the Panaracer Tserv. I really like this tire for urban MTB road riding. It's well made, doesn't wear fast, looks good and it's really light at 460 grams in the 26x1.75 size. This size tire does lower your bike though. I would like to see at wider MTB tire in this model nest year like a 26 X 2.0.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Dublin Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Mostly semi-slicks for Ritchey, etc.

Bike Setup:   Supergo Access XCL MTB with Shimano and Avid.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ma Ge Si a Racer from Shanghai

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2003

Strengths:    1.25 = good width for city riding


Weaknesses:    kevlar rim is getting sloppy, i frequently change between off-road tires and these.

Bottom Line:   
nice size for city riding with the ability to get up to speed with road-rides. the slightly higher middle tread basically makes it a 1.0" tire, except for weight. best is you don't get sh*tless as when riding 1.0" around nasty Chinese suburbs with crazy folk on wheels.
look for something fatter if you wanna do more curbs.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Flying Ball Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   none so far

Bike Setup:   F800, lefty, X317 mavics, avid discs, EC70 straight bar, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2002

Strengths:    A light tire with good grip in dry condition. Low rolling resistence. I could ride fast with these tires.

Weaknesses:    Never run this tires at low pressure. I had a flat (actually 2 flats) of both the front and back at the same time because the pressure was not high enough.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a fast road ride then get a pair of these and you will not regret. You will only wish that your chainrings should be bigger.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bjorndoggie Cruiser a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento, CA

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2001

Strengths:    Light, excellent grip in dry conditions (haven't been in the rain yet).

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I can't ride off road right now because of knee surgury. So I bought these bad boys to put on my mountain bike for rehab. They're grrreat! I feel like once my physical therapy is done I might be able to run down some of my road dog friends on my FSR! Ride on!

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Favorite Trail:   Forresthill Divide Loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   American River Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Crossroads. Has a transition problem going into curves.

Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized FSRxc Pro: Monkeylite, Thomson stem/seat post, Fox RC, SID, Mavic 517, XT/XTR etc.

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