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panaracer 2.2" 29er tire in 2006

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On impulse, I emailed Panaracer to see if they would be making a 29er version of the Fire XC (nice loose rock tire).

The response:

> On 12/14/05, Panaracer Support <[email protected]> wrote:
> Thanks Sam. We will be coming with a 2.2 (not a Fire though) sometime
> in '06.
> Regards,
> Panaracer Technical Support
> [email protected]
> PH: 510-538-9099
> FX: 510-538-5899

On Dec 14, 2005, at 8:37 AM, Sam Rankin wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks for the quick response.
> Just to clarify, Panaracer intends to make a 2.2" 29er tire in 2006!!? Can you give me any more details?
> thanks,
> Sam

You are clear. Other details cannot be discussed yet!


Panaracer Technical Support
[email protected]

PH: 510-538-9099
FX: 510-538-5899
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If not a Fire....

Then maybe the Cinder, or something like it?

Nice response to your e-mail too, good to see that kind of response.
Mmmm, Panaracer staggered & interconnected side knobs ala the Fire, Yumm! Hopefully in a TRUE 2.2" width without resorting to slapping them on a unicycle rim for the extra spread.

I ran the Fire for 5 years here in the Norcal area. Worked great year round. That was before I drank deep of the 29er kool-aid.

I hope whatever they make, it won't overlap with one (and therewith immediately over a dozen) of the current offererings. No fair knob+decent rolling. Low knob-great rolling, or big knob-sick grip-great mud shedding. Makes it worth putting it on the tire pile, I didn't even get the Schwalbe or Maxxis, or IRC Mythos, they just overlap too much.
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