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    New tyres

    For the first time in years I installed some new Panaracer XC pros, with luverly red side walls to match my red bike and also fitted panaracer flataway kevlar liners for puncture protection and went for a ride.

    I have to say that I'd forgotten how great new tyres felt, supple, soft, grippy....even hitting some nasty muddy sections at speed I managed to stay upright quite easily.

    I know...not a fave brand, not tubeless....but not expensive, no punctures and nice to ride on, so why not?

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    Cos they are red

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    Its an accident waiting to happen.

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    an ace tyre. i had one with the red stripe too. grippy and fast. my only problem, the red stripe/which started to look pink stripe.... well it looked awful. i couldnt bring myself to bin a perfectly good tyre just cos it made my bike look worse, especially a tyre that was so darned good. but every time i looked at that tyre, i wished it didnt look like.

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    If you think a Fire XC Pro is grippy many modern tyres would seem glued to the trail

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    You're just being a tyre snob Nobby......besides super grippy tyres are for less skilled riders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    an ace tyre. i had one with the red stripe too. grippy and fast. my only problem, the red stripe/which started to look pink stripe.... well it looked awful. i couldnt bring myself to bin a perfectly good tyre just cos it made my bike look worse, especially a tyre that was so darned good. but every time i looked at that tyre, i wished it didnt look like.
    Oh dear that's a bit worrying Fraser! I know, a red permanent marker pen will get the colour back on track.
    Last edited by Sniper; 30-11-12 at 17:01. Reason: marker pen Brainwave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    You're just being a tyre snob Nobby......besides super grippy tyres are for less skilled riders!
    Not at all - if you owned a Ferrari would you stick Kumho tyres or something more oriented to the performance of the vehicle?

    Two things I'd never scrimp on are tyres & brakes.

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