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wanted: all black (700x23c) tire like the pasela

Old 08-27-14, 08:07 PM
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wanted: all black (700x23c) tire like the pasela

i haven't bought tires in quite a while that weren't panaracer paselas with a gumwall. it's been years! this is what i like:

- gumwalls look great on vintage bikes
- at $20ish/tire, they fit my budget
- even in the 23c size i prefer, they feel plush, like another brand's 25mm (or wider) tire
- they come in a flat protection (pt) tread
- they're easy to find online.

but sometimes you want an all-black tire, maybe for a late '80s bike with black hoods. what tire meets my needs as described above?

i know the pasela comes in an all-black sidewall, but they're difficult to find. do you know of a supplier? what about another panaracer model like the ribmo? anyone tried it? do they offer a pasela-like, plush ride?

what is your blackwall tire of choice that's sleek, inexpensive and plush?

thanks!
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Old 08-27-14, 08:19 PM
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Niagara has them in black wall for $24 & change Panaracer Pasela Tire, 700c x 23c, Wire Bead, Black

The Stradius is $18 & change.
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damn. what a deal. thanks!

i'll wait a bit and hopefully read some replies before pulling the trigger on those. i love paselas, but am open to trying something new since i never buy all-black tires.

wondering about the ribmo too.
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Do you like wire beads?
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yeah, i've found the wire beaded paselas are easier to mount than the folding ones. i don't know if this is just my experience or if it's somewhat universal.

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You could try Zaffiros.
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Soma Express tires are made by panaracer. They are the Pasela tire with a reinforced sidewall. AEBike also has good prices on panaracer tires on their website.

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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
You could try Zaffiros.
yeah. the kendas kontenders currently on there remind me of those. i think the kendas are a little better.

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Soma Express tires are made by panaracer. They are the Pasela tire with a reinforced sidewall.
thanks for the recs. hmm ... the pic on their site is confusing:


which is it?

AEBike also has good prices on panaracer tires…
$24 with the pt flat protection. good deal, but they only have 23c in the tanwall.
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Mountains Plus out in Mercer Island has $16 black Paselas, but it looks like they only go down to 25c. It'd give you a good excuse to bike across the I-90 bridge




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I have to admit that most of the draw for Paselas, for me, is the thin tan sidewalls. Apart from super-high-end tires like Challenge or Vittoria, it seems that Panaracer makes all of the tires in that category.

If I wanted all-black tires, I'm not sure which one I'd go for.
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Had a set of Vittoria Black wall's , can't remember the model but what I do remember is they were fast but harsh and prone to puncture.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Mountains Plus out in Mercer Island has $16 black Paselas, but it looks like they only go down to 25c. It'd give you a good excuse to bike across the I-90 bridge .
Wow. $16 Paselas and $25 Pasela PTs, with free store pickup. I know where I'm buying my next set of tires.

OP: I'm currently running a Panaracer Stradius Sport, and can't really complain, though there are some slight uneven spots.
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^ that is a good deal. most of in-store paselas i've seen are $40+.
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