Panaracer Speed Blaster Tire

DESCRIPTION

Light Semi-Slick XC for Dry Condition. 26~1.95 530 grams

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 14, 2004]
Jeff
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, 474g for 1.95
supple ride feel
easy to mount on and off rims
great traction for a light-weight race tire, esp. on rocks and roots
low rolling resistance

Weakness:

Not good in deep sand or mud. I would recommend the Panaracer Cinder for extremely soft conditions.

I rode this tire on the front with a Panaracer Trailblaster rear tire. I was surprised how well this tire handled on technical climbs and downhills. Braking and cornering traction was great in a variety of conditions. The tread pattern is relatively shallow, so the tire wasn't great in really soft dirt or deep mud. Since it's designed as a race tire, it's no surprise how fast this tire rolled on hardpack and pavement. This is my new favorite front tire for XC and short track racing. I think with the Trailblaster 1.95 or 1.8 on the rear is an awesome combination for most XC courses.

Similar Products Used:

Conti, Michelin, Specialized, Maxxis, Panaracer

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