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Panaracer Pasela or Panaracer Pasela TG, how do you like them?

Old 06-28-11, 03:42 PM
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Panaracer Pasela or Panaracer Pasela TG, how do you like them?

Looking at purchasing a pair of panaracer pasela's (700x37), and was wanting to get some opinions from current users. Also would anyone who is using them recommend the TG version over the standard pasela?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-28-11, 03:47 PM
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15,000 miles on this one:

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I ride TG Pasela's on my weekend bike - 35's - and like them. No puncture issues, but one sidewall seems to be decaying prematurely. This supposedly happens on some percentage of the skinwall tires - either 1% or 99%, depending who you ask - but doesn't seem to happen to the blackwall version.
My commuter has Schwalbe Big Apples - bomb proof.
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Have not tried the TG but I run the regular Pasela's on my vintage road bike (85 Raleigh Technium) in 27x1 1/8 and really like them a lot.
Rolls nice, great handling, very reasonable price and so far no flats.
Liked them so much I ordered another pair for my wife's Technium and they just showed up today.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
15,000 miles on this one:

I take it you recommend the TG version? The gum wall looks a bit worn; I guess it’s not causing any issues though?
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I switched over from Gatorskins to Pasela TG folding bead, and they are the only tire I put on my commuters and distance bikes now. I've used the 28 and 32mm versions, and have friends using the 35mm version. I find them to be an equivalent feel to tires costing twice as much (Jack Brown blue labels) with a bit more durability.
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I have the Pasela TG's in a 700x32, I like them very much, have been running them on /off for about two years. One of my favorite things about them is how easy they are to remove/install. Also very comfortable ride and good flat resistence.
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I am not running them now, but have in 700x32 (TG) and 26x1.5 (non-TG). Also have some T-servs (same tread pattern as the Pasela, different compound) in 26x1.75.

I love them. Awesome tires.
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I ride a Pasela TG front and a t-serv rear. The T-serv is undoubtedly a more puncture-resistant, durable tire. I've been satisfied with the TG overall, but it probably flats 3x more often than the t-serv (which I switched to after frustrations from the TG). Since flats are much more common on the rear, I sprung for the pricier t-serv for that wheel and left the TG in the front.
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Old 06-28-11, 11:13 PM
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I have Pacela TourGuard on three road bikes and have been using these tires for over 5 years. Two bikes are commuter-utility machines with Sun CR18 rims and Pacela TG 700-35. One bike is a 30 year old classic Italian road machine with Ambrosio rims and Pacela TG700-28. I ride in total about 8000 miles per year, so my tires get a lot of use. So far this year I have had one flat in about 4000 miles, which is actually a little better than average. The front tires last almost longer than I can keep track of the miles, and rear tires last me about 4K to 5K miles unless I get a flat that cuts the tire real bad.

Nashbar usually has Pacela and Pacela TG in stock in several sizes. Once in a while they have a decent sale and prices for Pacela TG are around $25. None of the many LBS in my area have these tires in stock.

The only good thing that has resulted from economic recession in the last 3 to 4 years is that with the disappearance of construction projects, there are fewer roofing nails and other construction related materials that fall off of contractor's pickup trucks onto the road. Honest, I have had fewer flat tires during the recession years in my area than when construction was booming around here in the middle of the last decade.
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Another fan of Pasela TGs here. I ran across these while shopping for 27x1 1/4 tires at several LBSs and found them to be the best value for the dollar, considering what was available.
Nice ride, flats seem minimal, look good, tread wear doesn't seem excessive. (Now that I run them at the appropriate pressure)
I rubbed off a tire in ~1700 miles running at a low psi.
the new rear tire at higher pressure, is just starting to show wear at ~1000 miles.
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Old 06-29-11, 11:15 AM
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I would *definitely* get the Tourguard version over the non-tourguard version. The "tourguard" version is the flat resistant version, the other one is not flat resistant.

Even in my broke-ass college student years, I was willing to pay extra for flat protection - it's *such* an improvement over the years before that when I'd get 2-3 flats a summer.

I personally have been using the TServs, and I haven't gotten a flat on the outside of a tire since I started using them (had a tube give out at the stem and another tube that just seemed to be defective and split on the inside, but the tire didn't have anything to do with either of those).

I'm not sure what to recommend between the Pasela TG and the TServ, but if you get the pasela I wholeheartedly recommend the tourguard version over the non-tourguard one.

From reading the forums and my own experience, the Pasela Tourguard tire is the "cheapest decent flat resistant tire you can buy" that I've been recommending to my friends when they want tires.
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I ran 28,32 and 35's for years.I like them.Some people say the sidewalls wear out fast.I never had that problem,The tread would wear out first.
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Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
The only good thing that has resulted from economic recession in the last 3 to 4 years is that with the disappearance of construction projects, there are fewer roofing nails and other construction related materials that fall off of contractor's pickup trucks onto the road. Honest, I have had fewer flat tires during the recession years in my area than when construction was booming around here in the middle of the last decade.
Yes, but more drinking away one's sorrows, which means more glass on the streets. Sometimes I feel like I'm just riding on a sprinkling of broken glass everywhere I go.

I actually got another rear flat today, on the t-serv tire (most recent rear flat was probably only about 800 miles ago now). A tiny shard had worked its way through the tire. I also picked out about a dozen other chunks while I was searching for the one that actually caused the puncture.

But, like I said, I ride absolutely the most flat-prone conditions possible. I've been quite satisfied with how they've held up.
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Old 06-30-11, 06:33 AM
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They are my favorite compromise between performance and durability. The only sidewall problem I've had was caused by a damaged rim. There is a new version with a reinforced sidewall marketed by Soma. It's called the Soma Express,I use the 650b version on my"townie." The folding model is lighter and easier to put on.

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You'll hear a lot of people rave about both, but I'm not one of them. They're dead and dull - even worse than the Gator Skins. I prefer Rubions, which seem more lively, faster and still flat resistant.
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Just got my Paselas today, TGs 700x32. Love my bike shop guys, they always know what to get for me when I tell them what I am doing. They went on my Motobecane single speed. Our roads suck and my neck and head was killing me with my thin Kendas 700x25s. Rode them right after I put them on today and WOW!!! I flew down the road passing all the cars trying to get to the beach. The ride was smooth and fast and they seem durable. Guess we will see.
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