Panaracer Hardcore Smoke Older Tires

Hardcore Smoke

Hardcore Smoke Kevlar

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Christian   Racer [Oct 06, 2001]
Strength:

I haven't bought these yet, just reading the reviews. Why hasn't anyone rode these in snow?

Weakness:

How are they in snow?

How are they in snow? They look like they'll do good, but....

Similar Products Used: Tioga factory XC, Conti competition Pro
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5
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5
Martin   Weekend Warrior [Apr 11, 1999]

only have the front, Dart tire on my bike... KICKS ASS!!! able to get into pebly , sharp corners... FAST!!! I'm talking like 25 MPH fast... in tight switchbacks and live to tell about it!! front stays planted while the rear... cheapo stock tire.. slides out... No Problem!! Just point and shoot... that simple!!

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5
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ryan   cross-country rider [Jul 14, 1997]

the back tire is great for climbing but the front tire sucks, it slides out in any wet conditions and sometimes even in dry -do not buy these.

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2
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Simon   weekend warrior [May 01, 1996]



These tires are the best. It has superb grip on downhills, event on wet surface. I recommend this tires to cross-country cyclists. This tire are made to endure all punishment. They are surely better than the DH Magic.

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5
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Spock   cross-country rider [Apr 29, 1996]



These tires are good all round, just like the old ones. But I think the Magics out-perform by a little over 20%.

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4
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Jonathan   weekend warrior [Jun 10, 1996]

I've ridden on a lot of different tires over the years, but this is one of the best combinations I've come across. The Smoke really hooks up in the rear, and gives you pleanty of traction to drive you forward. Up front, the Dart really steers you right. I've tried a number of less expensive alternatives, but the Smoke/Dart combo has held up longer and given me better traction in a variety of soil conditions, than tires from Maxxis, Continental, or or Tioga. I can't say I've tried every combination out there... but this has to rank in the top few.

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5
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Ron   weekend warrior [Jun 10, 1996]

Good at climbing or on trails with rocks and loose dirt. Pretty good in sand, too. Not so great cornering and INCREDIBLY noisy on asphalt (they can't corner on pavement, either).

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3
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Francis   Norba racer [Apr 05, 1996]



The front tire has good cornering grip but mediocre braking. The rear tire has decent cornering and excellent climbing traction. Can't go wrong here.

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4
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Shane Kullm   racer [Jun 03, 1996]



A very aggressive tire suited to sand and softer dirt. Quiet light for most tires (580g) great for cross-country riders.

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3
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Nelson Ho   cross-country rider [Jun 03, 1996]



The Dart is a front-specific tire. Not a quiet tire on pavement. They have a relatively square-ish shape. The center tread is disconnected but does not have great rolling resistance. The compound is soft and the side knobs do not hold up very well under hard cornering. They are good for dry, rocky conditions where they can conform to the terrain and really give you good traction. But on hardpack with fast corners, they tend to wash out as the side knobs aren't stiff enough.

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3
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