I've read nothing but rave reviews of both the standard paselas and the ones with tourguard. I picked up some 700x32s for my single speed commuter a few months ago. After less than 65 miles, I rolled over a little bit of glass (which on most of my previous tires would have either done nothing, or punctured and flatted my tube) and the tire exploded. Loud pop and tore from the bead all the way to the center of the tread. I couldn't even boot it because it was so catastrophic. I had to make the call of shame and have a coworker come rescue me and bring me to work.
After multiple e-mails and phone calls to panaracer, they told me that the tire was cut from the outside and was not defective. Are these tires really this weak that they would fail so terribly with hardly any mileage on them?? I was really enjoying the tires up to that point.
What are you experiences with these tires?