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Old 04-13-21, 07:32 PM
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Panaracer Ribmo tires

Anyone have experience with these tires. Trying to decide between these and Paselas .
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Old 04-13-21, 09:19 PM
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I used one to replace a pasela on the rear wheel of my cannondale commuter. Great for commuting. Much more durable than a standard pasela. That being said it did not ride nearly as nice. Its also got an odd eggy cross section (maybe due to the extra thickness in the tread area). Id go for a pasela if I were to do it again. Hope that helps
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Old 04-14-21, 07:38 AM
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I'm usually neutral on tires, I do not like the Ribmo tires they have a different feel of handling, Like riding an edgy garden hose.

Pasela over Ribmo every day, every time.
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Old 04-14-21, 09:56 AM
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I agree with @Wharf Rat and @Mr. 66 — the Ribmos are very durable and puncture resistant but not a joy to ride. I had a pair on my commuter about 10 years ago. I used them for something like 3000 miles and only got one or two flats, but I was happy to switch to something else.
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Old 04-14-21, 09:59 AM
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I'm also not a fan. They have a "conehead" shape that increases the contact patch as you lean to the side. These belong on a bmx at a skate park.
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I'm also not a fan. They have a "conehead" shape that increases the contact patch as you lean to the side. These belong on a bmx at a skate park.
Is that what it does? I thought it was supposed to reduce the contact patch so you'd get a skinny tire effect with a higher volume tire -- fast but soft (in theory -- in practice I found them to be neither). It always seemed kind of gimmicky to me.
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Old 04-14-21, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Is that what it does? I thought it was supposed to reduce the contact patch so you'd get a skinny tire effect with a higher volume tire -- fast but soft (in theory -- in practice I found them to be neither). It always seemed kind of gimmicky to me.
Your entire post is correct. It is supposed to reduce the contact patch when you are straight upright, but increase as you lean into a curve. But as you said, gimmicky. It is a pretty tough tire though.
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Replies thus far are spot on. Get the RibMo's if you want the toughest urban tire for city commuting. I use them on my city beater bike. On my nicer bikes, where I care about looks and ride feel, I use the Pasela ProTites, and they're holding up great too.
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10 ft pole.


As in, I wouldn't touch....
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I don't have much experience riding the Ribmos yet. I've had a pair lying around for a few years. I'm not even sure where I got them from or why I have them. Anyway, I've been piecing a bike together and decided to mount them the other day. Those were the most difficult tires I've ever had to mount on a set of rims. I could barely get them on. For reference, the rims are Sun CR18s and previously I had Pasela 700c X 35mm tires on them.
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Originally Posted by fettsvenska View Post
I don't have much experience riding the Ribmos yet. I've had a pair lying around for a few years. I'm not even sure where I got them from or why I have them. Anyway, I've been piecing a bike together and decided to mount them the other day. Those were the most difficult tires I've ever had to mount on a set of rims. I could barely get them on. For reference, the rims are Sun CR18s and previously I had Pasela 700c X 35mm tires on them.
But how did they ride?
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I haven’t had any reason to try them yet. I probably won’t after reading this thread, my Pasela’s are just fine. I love the ride and they still make a decent 27” tire. I get 2-3 flats a year in rural Southern California and I ride year round so , not bad.
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But how did they ride?
I don't know yet. I had to order a Swiss threaded bottom bracket, which has yet to arrive. So hopefully it will be soon.
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In my experience,
Paselas - somewhat delicate
Ribmos - tough

My butt can't tell the difference in ride characteristics. I guess my butt isn't very delicate.
I currently use Paselas only in 27" size for bikes in my fleet that still have 27" rims. For 700c rims there is a wide spectrum of choices that put Paselas behind the front of the pack for any given mission, IMO.
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