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    panaracer high road v tire 26" 1.5"

    wondering if it's really any good. only for sale by nashbar. not on panaracer website, might be old stock. about 10 dollars. looking for tires for lht 26", city use mostly. thinking of getting t-serv but this other tire is much cheaper. not looking for bargain tire if its going to be a lot worse ie flats, weight, handling. i have t-serv 700c 28 and 32, no complaints other than some early sidewall cracking, not as bad cracking as pasela tg. got the lht used with stock continental tires, forget the model but they seem good just worn but cost of those are comparable to t-serv. cost of 2 high road is 20. cost of 2 tserv is about 76.

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    Nashbar has their logo on tires because they buy in volume, from many suppliers.

    sure they went to panasonic to have the contract filled?
    (just historical observation, I didn't go to the site)

    yea, re sidewall cracking, if so it may have spent a period of time shelf aging .

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    to clarify...
    the tire from nashbar is described as i said. it is not branded as a nashbar.

    the sidewall cracking is on my t-serve tires, 2 sets from diff. suppliers and isnt due to old stock, just considered normal usage / wear. the problem is worse on pasela tg model because sidewall rubber is thinner.

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    well idle speculation is a form of recreation on a sunday,
    if not drinking beer and watching football on the Tube.

    happy wondering

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    well idle speculation is a form of recreation on a sunday,
    if not drinking beer and watching football on the Tube.

    happy wondering
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    Gary in LA doesn't have the weather rationale..

    Tavern just 1/4 mile west of here Beckons..
    and It's Only Raining a little..

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    Many reviews on Nashbar,almost all positive. For the price,I think they'd be alright.

    For economy tires,I prefer Kenda Kwests. Have had them on several bikes,no issues.

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    The reviewers on Nashbar seem to like them for the price. The picture makes them look like cheap Kendas to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    The reviewers on Nashbar seem to like them for the price. The picture makes them look like cheap Kendas to me.
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    Ha! It's uncanny.

    I wonder what the relationship is, there. I couldn't find the tire on Vee's website.
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    I would go with these
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_560321_-1___

    inexpensive and I really like them. The vee rubber tires are a bit heavier, though they will probably be fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
    I would go with these
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_560321_-1___

    inexpensive and I really like them. The vee rubber tires are a bit heavier, though they will probably be fine too.
    are you saying you think the nashbar streetwise tire is better than the panaracer high road v tire nashbar sells? or u are just more knowledgable re the former? me, im wondering if i should get panaracer tserve 1.5" 26" instead because i already have 700c 28mm and 32mm tserv tires and like them. but they cost about 36 per tire and nashbar doesnt sell them. im wondering why the panaracer website has no info on the high road v model and no other retailer sells them. also they are only 40psi? which doesnt seem good.

    im guessing the high road v model tire is a closeout not sold elsewhere. so im assuming tserv are better tires. but they cost a lot more.

    i think it is very odd nashbar sells panaracer high road v tires but they are not listed on panaracer website and no other retailer sells them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryinLA View Post
    are you saying you think the nashbar streetwise tire is better than the panaracer high road v tire nashbar sells? or u are just more knowledgable re the former? me, im wondering if i should get panaracer tserve 1.5" 26" instead because i already have 700c 28mm and 32mm tserv tires and like them. but they cost about 36 per tire and nashbar doesnt sell them. im wondering why the panaracer website has no info on the high road v model and no other retailer sells them. also they are only 40psi? which doesnt seem good.

    im guessing the high road v model tire is a closeout not sold elsewhere. so im assuming tserv are better tires. but they cost a lot more.

    i think it is very odd nashbar sells panaracer high road v tires but they are not listed on panaracer website and no other retailer sells them.

    the streetwise is lighter, and my experience with them has been very favorable. I did put a set of Hi-vees on a hybrid for my sister. they seemed unremarkable but I didnt ride them much. and they were only seen as unremarkable bc I was surprisingly impressed by paselas right away.

    i have some 26 x 1.75 pasela non tg on another old mtb. I think I like my streetwise better but that may be because they are more familiar.

    performance sells the same tire as the streetwise branded forte, fwiw. you may be able to check them out in person

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    well, i find these facts curious:

    1. the only panaracer tire nashbar sells is this high road v one.

    2. panaracer has a website detailing all their products but not the high road v tire.

    3. there is no retailer selling this panaracer high road v tire online other than nashbar.

    4. there is no other review of this tire online anywhere other than on nashbar.

    5. it is only approx 10 dollars much cheaper than all other panaracer tires such as the other 2 i have bought and like- pasela tg and tserv.

    6. the specs on nashbar say tire has only 40 psi which is inferior to all other panaracer tires. but reviewers in nashbar say they pump the tire up more.

    what i am assuming is nashbar has some closeout old inventory of this tire and it is not currently produced.

    if nashbar is a panaracer retailer why dont they sell the numerous tires listed on panaracer's website and sold by other retailers?

    im assuming nashbar has some sort of biz where they tend to sell closeout, old stock things only.


    i dont know so i am asking. im looking for the best 26" 1.5 tire to put on my surly lht, not just the cheapest. as far as i know the best is the tserv one for about 38, from panaracer. other brands also have good ones ie continental touring tire for about 40 too.

    any info pls post

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    Their picture of the high road looks like the cheapo tires on my wife's bike. I don't think they are panaracers. My wife's tires are ok but they are heavy.
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    I use these a fair amount on flip bikes. As others have pointed out, they are heavy, with thick sidewalls to boot. I run them at 50 lbs. If you are on a really tight budget they are serviceable. But I have them on a Miyata drop bar conversion and finally ordered tubes to mount a more performance set of Specialized Fatboy 1.25" road slicks.

    I bought some low cost PB Forte mtb road slicks that look promising. Haven't ridden them yet.
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    I ended up ordering Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" 26 tires. I was considering all brands/models and diff. widths--
    Pasela TG I wont get because my 700c ones have sidewall cracking.
    Pasela non-TG I wont get because they dont have the same level of flat protection and they must get sidewall cranks too.
    Marathon Plus I wont get because i have had them in 700c 38 and 28 and find them heavy.
    These HiRoad I wont get because as discussed above, the opinions of them are they are cheap heavy tires and it seems as if they are not really Panaracer brand, but some cheaper brand.
    T-Serve was a possible choice. I have them in 700c 28 and 32 and like them. But I felt I wanted somethign a little more rugged/durable for heavy city use.
    Continental has various models ie City Contact, Travel Contact, Touring Plus, lots of differerent names of models. And the stock LHT tires on the bike now (with a lot of wear and cracking) is Conti City Contact I think, 1.5".
    But I opted to get Schwalbe Marathon 1.5, these have an exc. rep and new design is supposed to be long lasting.
    I got 1.5" for heavy city use and the stock ones i have at 1.5" seem to work well. I could go down to 1.25" but decided not to. I am using bike for city commuting, routine use not long fast recreational rides. The LHT isnt a sporty bike.

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