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The context I bought a set of the Pasela 700 x 28 tires to mount on Mavic Open Pro wheels underneath a vintage steel bike. The bike is set up as a road racing bike from the late 70's. I'm a 60kg132lb rider and I take this bike over urban streets and gravel roads in the Portland area. This is an initial impression so rain and worse road conditions might change the evaluation. The tires were mounted with Conti Race butyl tubes and inflated to recommended pressure for evaluation, then deflated to 85psi for riding.
First, these tires, when inflated to recommended 105psi measure just 25mm compared to the stated 28mm. That is a substantial difference and a disappointment as my interest was in a wider tire for both performance and comfort over long distances.
The ride On smooth pavement, these tires proved very quiet and smooth with good cornering. But, in Portland, our streets are generally not like that. Once on rougher pavement, the typical Portland street, the ride was a no longer quiet and smooth. I think this has more to do with the tire width than the materials or air pressure. Once on minimal gravel conditions, the Columbia Slough path, the tires behaved well, but as you would expect from a 25 or narrower tire. It negotiated the fine and occasionally soft gravel adequately. In softer ground, they proved a very nice ride.
Overall If I had known the actual width of the tire is as it has proven to be, I may have gone to the 32mm, assuming it is narrower than stated. If it is proportionally narrower, it would be a 28 and ideal for my purposes. On the plus side, these tires look good, are reasonably priced especially for gum walls, and seem to have many admirers.
I use these as my daily driver on a disc gravel bike that's a fenderlight commuter bike all winter. I rode a set of these into the proverbial ground with only one flat in 18 months of riding. Nice road feel, light weight and a plenty durable. All for a super good price relative to the market (at least IMO). Hard to beat for the money.
I have run Paselas in various sizes on gravel, touring and commuting rigs for a couple years. I bought these for my wife's commutingtouring bike and I am never worried that she'll find herself stopped to fix a flat during her ride home, and the rubber is sticky as hell on Seattle's slick streets.
I have used Panaracer tires before and thought these would be just fine. They are okay but are not what I was expecting, however will continue to use them. Not sure but it maybe the rims I have them. Hope they are more like what I wanted after I chance rems and tubes.
In a market of inflated tire prices, the pricepoint of the Paselas is dreamy. I've got 700x38c Paselas on two different bikes - one for "road" and the other my commuter. These are beautiful tires that are surprisingly light in 38c, super capable on most gravel, grippy, and ridiculously supple (especially with latex tubes). I got lucky that the 38c tires just fit under some PDW fenders so I can ride these tires year round. As I noted in my headline, if these tires came in a tubeless, it'd be a gamechanger but I also hesitate knowing that some ride quality could disappear in the process of adapting it to tubeless. Oh well. In the meantime, go buy an armful of these tires!
This is my go-to commuter tire. I'm currently running a 35 on the back and a 32 on the front. Easy to mount, stylish and puncture resistant. I feel a nice grab on the corners yet a suppleness and road-buzz cancelling quality that is very comfortable. I'll always use these on my winter commutertouring bike!
Im a bike commuter that cycles to work and sometime to the store. Also a attend group rides thats average over 50miles. Best thing about these tires or the yellow side walls. For two reasons, looks and comfort. They are really thin and I guess it was designed that way to cushion the bumps on the road. Theyre really fast. Because it has great grip can put the power to the ground quickly. Proof is on Strava where I have 3 KOMs with this tires so fare. Also every time Im on a group ride people always compliment my rear tire. The Bad thing about it is you can only truly ride it on the road and cobble stones. Any time I ride on grass which may have something as small as a needle or a paper clip it will puncture very easily. It happened to me twice my first month riding with it, because I like taking shortcuts to work. So I had to change my routes to stay on the road. Best advice with this tire is to only use it for the rear. Thats where you need the power.
The Paselas last a long time, have better than average traction, very good resistance to punctures. The gum sidewall never showed any wear in spite of often being ridden on trails. There are probably faster tires but these are the right tire for me.
To me, a great "legacy" tan wall tire. Made years before disk brakes made tan walls stylish again. Great tire, wears well and very good puncture resistance. Best run as a road tire at the higher end of its rated pressure
Installed a set of these on my loaded touring bike. Loaded it up (35 pounds of gear) and went on a 4 day bike camping trip. These tires handled the load and the backroads of the driftless region (WI) with ease. They roll smoothly, look great and handle the challenge!
I've been using these tires and it's predecessor for 20 years. I have crossed the country and I didn't have a single flat in the whole distance. They are relatively light, fold and mount easily. My only complaint would be the tan sidewalls deteriorate and look shabby.
I've been riding Pasela ProTite tires for years. They are lightest in their class, roll smoothly, offer low rolling resistance, transition to dirt well, and despite their suppleness, they're very tough and last a long time. Yes, I can find tires that do any one of these attributes better, but those "better" attributes result in either heavy, slow, stiff or less durable tires.
I rode these tires a bunch when I first built up my rainy day bike. After using another brand, I came back to this tire as they're a good balance of toughness, weight, and ride quality.
I use these tires (700x32) on my commutergravel bike. I'd go one size larger (700x35) but I can't fit with fenders. Nevertheless, the 32s are very comfortable and relatively light weight (I got the folding version). Panaracer makes quality tires.
Been using these for few five years commuting and going on longer bike rides. We typically ride on asphalt, however we almost end up riding gravel for cut offs, or short cuts to get from one area to another. These hold up pretty well; only had one failure due to a sharp object penetrating the tread. No tire likely would have survived that.
I got these to make my gravel bike a little faster on the roads, and was not disappointed. These tires offer awesome all season traction at an affordable price. I have roughly 400 miles in mine and they are still looking/riding like new. Not to mention the gumwall sidewalls looks really nice.
I've been riding these tires for the last 18 years. I've ridden across the country and numerous other tours. They've been mounted on my Bruce Gordon with a full load for over 12,000 miles. Iv'e only had 4 flats in the entire time.