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Old 11-29-08, 05:10 AM
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Panaracer Pasela Tourguard sizing

I am interested in a pair of Panaracer Pasela Tourguard tires. I keep reading that they run smaller than what they are marked as (i.e. the 700c x 28 is actually 25mm). Has this been the case with your experience? Would a 700c x 25 actually be 22mm or so?

And what your thoughts on this tire? Recommended? I can get this at an extremely decent price and I prefer skinny tires (and definitely enjoy the tan sidewall aesthetically).
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Old 11-29-08, 07:30 AM
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Hi,
they changed. The new sizing is about one mm small. I have the
32c Pasela TG Folding and that is, IMHO, the best choice in the bunch.
The larger tires weigh a LOT more, and the smaller tires are a bit on the
small side for touring.
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Old 11-29-08, 10:32 AM
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32 is 28mm. In my experience, the only accurate size is 700x37 which is a real 37mm.
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Old 11-29-08, 11:20 AM
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I recently ordered a new pair of 700x32 Marathon Supremes for a touring bike I'm building. I also ordered one 700x32 Pasela TG to carry as a spare because it is lighter and cheaper than the Supremes. Since I've read that Panaracers run small, I expected I would also be able to carry it as a spare on my road bike which has 28's.

I am still waiting on the rims to arrive, so I have the Supremes and the TG sitting here unmounted. To my surprise, flattening out the TG and measuring across it gives ~81mm, while the same measurement on the Supremes is ~77mm. So I don't know if I will be able to use the TG as a spare on the road bike.

On the plus side, the TG is thinner and more flexible, so it rolls up smaller than a Supreme for carrying as a spare.
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Old 12-03-08, 08:11 AM
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Depending on how much room you have - Just as a point of information - I just now bought a SET of Marathon Supremes, 700X40, from Niagara, for $60 delivered - total.

I'm putting them in a plastic zip lock bag, and storing them until needed sometime next year - probably should have bought 2 sets at this price....

A great tire, at a great price.... I am using them now, and love them.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:00 AM
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I run Pasela TG 700x35s and they run fairly true to size (although I haven't put a caliper to them)
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Old 12-03-08, 02:04 PM
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My experiences with the TG's is that while they have a lot of nice qualities, the sidewalls are kinda anemic. I countered the pinchflats with high pressure, but the sidewall in the rear got threadbare and scary quick.

Then again, I'm a fat guy. But, with a loaded bike, we're all effectively fat guys, as far as tires are concerned. I'm a schwalbe fan for tyres of this basic genre.

To be fair, this was a few years ago, and they *did* seem smaller than the advertised size (32mm).

just my $.02

-rob
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Old 12-05-08, 12:14 PM
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im not a fan of panracer tires. i had a set of the crosstowns on my city bike and they both fell apart within a year. i dont think ill ever buy panracers again.
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I just put on a 700x35 Pasela on the front tire to replace a SBI Borough 700x32. I could see the sidewalls not holding up as long as other tires but it is a nice riding tire. I'm guessing 303 protectant might help the sidewalls hold up longer from weathering.
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