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Old 03-11-18, 05:36 PM
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Ripp Johnson Jr.

Just picked up a couple of these from Swift tire.

Made by Panaracer.

26" x 2.0

Look a lot like Bruce Gordon's Rock n Roads.

Tanwalls at $20 a pop.

SwiftTire 26? x 2.00? Tire ? Made By Panaracer ? SWIFTTIRE

Haven't ridden them yet, but will toss them on the ParkPre this week and give them a shot.

They were out of stock for the longest time and I'd wanted to try them, especially at this el cheapo price.

Earlier thread alert: SwiftTire / Panaracer "Ripp Johnson Jr" 26x2.00 Tire - First Impressions


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Old 03-11-18, 08:53 PM
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Thx for the tip - I may need to get some of these to replace the Kenda V-Cut tires on my drop bar MTB (I have abused the s#!t of them on rocky single track and have had to repair some sidewall damage with patches and fabric.)

$20 for a folder sounds like a no-brainer. Let us knpw what you think when you try them on.
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I have been running mine for over a year. Moved around a couple of different bikes.
They hit a real sweet spot price/quality.
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Looks like I was the last post on the previous thread, and I never reported back!

I did finish up that GT, but only got in one ride before someone wanted to buy it from me. It was rad, though!


I also put RJJs on a Fuji and again only got one ride in before taking it to a swap and traded it out.


Based on those rides, I'd say that I need to keep bikes around longer so I can form a better opinion. But the tires were great both on pavement and in loose mud, as well as roots and rocks. I'm planning on getting another set for ye olde Stumpjumper.
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Thanks for the replies/feedback and cool bike pics.

As I mentioned, I am putting mine on my ParkPre.

I have a total budget of $128 for this bike, all included.

Just found an el cheapo porteur rack through our CL with lowrider racks for the front.

I just resprayed them and they look ok.

Putting on a new chain as well.

Tires - $40
Bike- $20
Racks - $25
Chain- $15
Seatpost- $20
Water bottle cages (2) - $8

The other stuff I'm using was sitting here on the shelf and is interchangeable with my Black Mountain Monstercross.

It will make for a fun loaner when family visits.

Can't wait to try these tires though.

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Gotta love garage sales. This should be a fun, cheap project. Wonder how much tire I can fit? by gomango1849, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Thanks for the replies/feedback and cool bike pics.

As I mentioned, I am putting mine on my ParkPre.

I have a total budget of $128 for this bike, all included.

Just found an el cheapo porteur rack through our CL with lowrider racks for the front.

I just resprayed them and they look ok.

Putting on a new chain as well.

Tires - $40
Bike- $20
Racks - $25
Chain- $15
Seatpost- $20
Water bottle cages (2) - $8

The other stuff I'm using was sitting here on the shelf and is interchangeable with my Black Mountain Monstercross.

It will make for a fun loaner when family visits.

Can't wait to try these tires though.

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Gotta love garage sales. This should be a fun, cheap project. Wonder how much tire I can fit? by gomango1849, on Flickr

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Those tires are a deal. And looking forward to ParkPre coming together.

You probably saw this gomango but I was looking up another bike and came across this history. Interesting read. http://www.parkpre.com/history.htm
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Old 03-13-18, 06:36 PM
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Those tires are a deal. And looking forward to ParkPre coming together.

You probably saw this gomango but I was looking up another bike and came across this history. Interesting read. PARKPRE MOUNTAIN BIKES - HISTORY
Heh, thanks for the link.

My bike is strictly entry level, but still fun!

It shared framesets with its more expensive cousins and this one rides great.

Hopefully the new tires will improve the ride on gravel roads near us.

Here's an additional link with more info about the Catalyst.

1990 Parkpre Catalyst | Retrobike

http://www.parkpre.com/images/catalyst.htm
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