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Old 07-06-13, 09:56 AM
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I would have liked to read a comparison between non-Tourguard Paselas and the Compass tires in the same size. I cheaped out and bought the Paselas and I'm happy with them, but I wonder how much happier I'd be if I had paid twice as much for the Compasses. Comparing the Compasses to cheap Kendas doesn't seem quite fair or meaningful.
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Old 07-20-13, 02:07 PM
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It may be a little late to resurrect this thread but I'm wondering how many of you have tried the Panaracer T-Serv PT tire?
www.panaracer.com/urban.php
These tires were used in a Wheel Size and Bicycle Handling test conducted by Jan Heine, Hahn Rossman and Alex Wetmore. Test results were published in Bicycle Quarterly, spring 2010.The tests involved three almost identical Kogswell bikes in 26", 650B and 700C wheel sizes. Various brands and widths of tires were used. The tests may not have been super scientific but the results were certainly very interesting.

I just installed a set of the 26"x44mm size on a MTB I am converting for road use. I really like the way they look.
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The tires cost me ~$39.00 ea from a national vendor. I really like the fact that they are 3/4 lb (2 tires together) lighter than the dirt tires they replaced. Quite a bit less costly that the Compass tires but are they as good? Hopefully we will get more opinions of this tire.

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Old 03-02-14, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kehomer View Post
It may be a little late to resurrect this thread but I'm wondering how many of you have tried the Panaracer T-Serv PT tire?
www.panaracer.com/urban.php
These tires were used in a Wheel Size and Bicycle Handling test conducted by Jan Heine, Hahn Rossman and Alex Wetmore. Test results were published in Bicycle Quarterly, spring 2010.The tests involved three almost identical Kogswell bikes in 26", 650B and 700C wheel sizes. Various brands and widths of tires were used. The tests may not have been super scientific but the results were certainly very interesting.

I just installed a set of the 26"x44mm size on a MTB I am converting for road use. I really like the way they look.
[IMG][/IMG]
The tires cost me ~$39.00 ea from a national vendor. I really like the fact that they are 3/4 lb (2 tires together) lighter than the dirt tires they replaced. Quite a bit less costly that the Compass tires but are they as good? Hopefully we will get more opinions of this tire.
what were the results of the test? I use Panaracer T-Serv PT on my main bike since it gets the most miles and I like having the extra flat protection that the Compass Tires don't have. Never flatted with the T-servs or the Compass tires though. I feel like the Tservs are not quite as fast as the compass tires but they are still plenty fast.

If you don't want to spend the coin on the compass tires or want black sidewall, i recommend the Tservs.
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Old 03-02-14, 06:06 PM
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Been running the Panaracer for 2 years now. I like them, even load up the bike hauling 70+lbs on front & rear panniers with now problems.
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I know I'm bumping a bit of a zombie thread but the panaracer t serv PT tire and schalbe marathon supreme touring tires look like interesting alternatives to the compass 26 inch tires. Certainly these 3 tires are very reasonable in terms of weight.
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Old 04-30-15, 12:08 PM
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Haven't tried the Marethon Supremes.. they're even more costly than the compass tires
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What I'd really like to see is a comparison of the Compass 26 tires with a set of Compass 650b tires. It's the wheelset that costs the extra $'s, and I've always been on the fence in terms of the value/$ if the wheel/tire combo goes on a MTB frame that is compatible with either tire.
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Old 05-05-17, 06:46 AM
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zombie thread bump.. man i really liked those crappy kenda tires back in the day Since this review, the Compass 26x1.75" tire got an official name (" Slumgullion Pass") and then got discontinued and replaced by the Naches Pass tire in 26x1.8".

I haven't tried the Naches Pass tire tire out yet, but I have to say I'm a little bummed the 1.75" tire was discontinued because I like them a lot.. the tread is minimal enough to be considered a slick for road, but it also offers some traction when off-roading as well. I ride the 1.75 Compass and its brother the Panaracer Tserv almost exclusively these days. The Tserv isn't quite as fast but the difference is subtle.

Recently it seems like everybody is excited about the Rat Trap Pass 26x2.3" tire.. I'm planning on getting some of these for my Ritchey tandem which currently sports Compass 26x1.75" tires. I'm hoping the extra air volume will take the comfort up even another notch

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Bumping your own zombie thread is kosher, I think.

After a couple flats caused by tiny pokey things getting caught in siped Pasela treads over the years, I've actually been looking forward to replacing my 1.75" Paselas with the new Naches Passes. Trouble is, tires this wide take so long to wear out!
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Trouble is, tires this wide take so long to wear out!
Yep.. I have been riding the same front Tserv tire for over 3 years regularly.. the two pairs of Compass tires I have also still have tons of life left, but I don't ride them nearly as often. I've been fortunate to not have any trouble with things getting caught in the tread though i could see how it could be an issue
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I have had very poor luck with compass tires in terms of flats and tread cuts. I have a set of their 700c tires with about 800 miles on them that have needed booting to keep tubes from expanding through the cuts in the tread. I recently saw them "promoted" in one of Jan's info posts as gravel tires. Maybe with a ton of sealant.

The thing I don't get about the tires is that the sidewalls are nothing special, just thin. The treads pick up small stuff that works through the tread. In 700c tires there are tires that are both more puncture resistant and better rolling (conti 4000s2, Vitoria g+)

I guess if you have a set of compass tires I would run them with latex tubes and put sealant in the tubes. Bring along a couple park tire boots or a phone to call the Mrs.

I have had much better luck with bontrager XR 0 tires. They roll nicely on pavement and have some edge for off road (ex mud).
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