Commuting - Panaracer T-Serv Protex tires
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09-16-09, 08:48 PM
Has anyone tried the new Panaracer T-Serv Protex (http://www.panaracer.com/products/urban/detail_tserv_protex.html) tires yet? I'm curious how they compare to the regular T-Serv (http://www.panaracer.com/products/urban/detail_tserv.html) (which I've been using for a few years, and really like), since I'm likely to be wanting a new set of commuting tires in the near future.
I can see that the new beastie is a bit heavier, but most of the other differences listed on their website are a bit difficult to interpret.
09-17-09, 11:01 AM
Yes, I have been running T-Serv's and needed a replacement for one that had been cut through the casing, so I got a Protex in 700x28. I see Conti and other brands using a Protex sidewall also, so I gather it is some proprietary branded cut and puncture resistant belt material. I was loving the TServ's and have gone through 3 pairs, but I was having some sidewall cuts and instances where the kevlar was protruding through, so hopefully the Protex will solve those issues. No real noticeable difference from the old Tserv's - tread pattern is exactly the same - ride is the same - if there is a weight difference, it isn't anything you feel. I'd say it's exactly the same tire with (hopefully) an improved sidewall.
09-17-09, 12:03 PM
Thanx for the info, ginsoakedboy. :) I'm going to go ahead and give them a try...
10-09-09, 05:43 PM
I have been running these tires for about 4 months. I am mainly a rec rider that rides through gravel and glass occasionally. So far, so good with my 28s!!
10-09-09, 08:33 PM
I just picked up a pair (700x28C, black w/reflective sidewall) from my LBS the other day, but haven't had a chance to put them on the bike yet... hopefully sometime during the weekend. At first glance, however, they do appear to be a a bit stouter than the non-Protex version, so I have relatively high hopes. :)
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