Panaracer MegaBlaster Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • 26 x 2.50
  • Steel Bead
  • Black

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jun 17, 2003]
    Jacob Vorstrup
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Great grip
    Great looks ;)

    Weakness:

    None yet.

    When riding MegaBlasters, besides getting a lot of looks, this is a great piece of tirework. I love the grip, it is fantastic riding different stuff, and the energy absorbed by the normal roads, which have to be surfaced some times, dont they?, is SO low.

    Im amazed of the price and eminent quality of the tires... I love 'em!

    Similar Products Used:

    Nokian, Michelin, Panaracer (different products)

    [Oct 04, 2003]
    Dan Smith
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    grip, cost, low rolling resistance

    Weakness:

    weak side walls, easily punctured

    These tyres seemed to offer the solution to the pinch flats I was getting using trailblasters.

    How wrong was I.

    The side walls flex even at high pressures giving the feeling you have a flat on anything other than a flat trail.

    And what flats you will have! Pinches, thorns etc seem to throw themselves at you on every ride!

    Its a flawed tyre which I have no confidence in.

    However it was cheap!

    Oh and Im 14-15 stone so not so fat as to expect anything other than a MX tyre to pinch.

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    Tioga

    [Jan 06, 2002]
    Chris Howard
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light,good grip strong and looks cool

    Weakness:

    none

    great tyers for the price

    Similar Products Used:

    maxxis nokian

    [Oct 02, 2002]
    Bill Haq
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Grip, looks like good mud shedding due to well spaced knobs.
    Very light for such a large volume tire. (2.5" and only 800g)

    Weakness:

    Some loss of traction in really loose conditions. Heavy, but if you bought this tire you probably don't really care.

    Panaracer bills this as a "freeride" tire. All in all, it is fairly grippy and stable and a good buy for someone who wants a high volume tire for demanding technical downhills and treacherous terrain. Unfortunately, I cannot give it a higher grade because I am now addicted to slow rebound rubber. What a geek.

    Similar Products Used:

    None.

    [Mar 10, 2003]
    Padre
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Great pinch resistance.
    Light-weight for the size.
    Great cornering and climbing.
    Great volume.
    Last's a long time!

    Weakness:

    How about a 2.7!

    Great tire for front or rear, on almost any bike where you'd like either a high-volume or wider tire. I have yet to find a weakness. TOTALLY happy with this tire.

    Similar Products Used:

    WTB (too thin), Tioga (too heavy)

    [Oct 13, 2002]
    Jeff Wu
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light weight freeride tire
    big air volume
    well spaced knobs
    relatively cheap

    Weakness:

    rubber compound could be softer
    needs high pressures(35+) to avoid pinch flats

    This is one of the few tires on the market that is designed for freeriding. It has a very good tread pattern and the 2.5 size makes this tire grip well in many conditions. Because of the regular rubber compound used, the tire does not grip too well on wet roots and rocks. Also, it is a little sketchy in really loose terrain.
    I ran this tire in a DH race in NM with 35psi and had no pinch flats.

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    Panaracer Pyro

    [Jan 17, 2005]
    Carlos
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    2.5 great for freeride/downhill. Knobs are nicely set up for good mud disipation and rolls just as good on pavement. The sidewalls seem pretty strong. I've scrapped a couple of times and thought i'd probably damaged the tire but nothing to show.

    Weakness:

    none that i've found

    Overall i'm pretty happy with these tires. The knobs do great on the trails and havent had any problems with either mud or sand. The 2.5" profile helps out with the sand. Rolls just as good on the pavement with no real noticable sound. It seems to be made really well. As I wrote up top, i've scrapped my walls agains a couple things and thought I had damaged them but no marks or damage at all... so far...(knock on wood). I bought a freeride build kit from Wheel World and these came with it. Originally i was just gonna test them out and keep them as spares but I'm so happy with them that now they are my all time tires. Like with any other tire, suggest you keep the air pressure up to avoid pinch flats or any other troubles. Ride Hard, Live Well.

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    IRC Kujo 2.35, stock ones

    [Oct 17, 2004]
    Whitey
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    grip traction

    Weakness:

    tire wear

    well great tyres whilst theyre in mint condition but they wear quickly. people going for hardcore mud should go for these but if you are going to do any miles on road change tyres cos these wear quickly

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    onza stickyfinger

    [Aug 19, 2004]
    john ulrich
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    good grip

    Weakness:

    easy to puncture, tread wears down quickley on pavement

    they are fine for trails and soft stuff but sharp things like thorns and glass will puncture it easily (easier than most tires). this season i rode more on pavement around town. they are almost bald now after only 3-4 months of mostly street riding. i have also had 2 flats in that time.
    dont buy these if your an urban/dirt jumper. i dont know how much the tires actually cost because they came with the bike.

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    wtb

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