Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Review

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April 11, 2017
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Great grip on various terrain Great grip in various conditions Good wear Throws the mud off

Cons: Availability

Recommendation: I ran a set of Panaracers on my hardtail for MANY years. I finally had to replace them due to tread wear. I tried a couple combinations of Maxxis but never got the grip and feel. I went back to a set of Panaracers. Now looking to upgrade my 29er with these tires (current Bontragers just clog up too much in the mud in NorCal).

August 10, 2014
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Style / Colors / Grip

Cons: Not all are manufactured in the same country nor are of the same quality

Recommendation: Check country of manufacturer before you buy

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Versatile tire on both hard pack and muddy conditions

Cons: Heavy, rolling resistance is less than nevegals but still substantial

Recommendation: Would definitely recommend for a good all-around tire

November 25, 2013
Model/Year: Fire XC Pro Kevlar

Pros: Awesome grip especially for being only 2.1. Can easily feel what the tire is doing. When losing traction around a turn it is very controlled.

Cons: Road noise. Wears quickly on pavement. Local trails are only 2 miles from my house so I usually just ride the road over but have stopped since I noticed some wear already. Now that I'm riding them only on the trail I haven't noticed any wear.

Recommendation: Great tire that is fairly inexpensive. I was running a small block on the rear and nevegal 2.35 prior and this is definitely a better set up. More traction and more controlled with the Fire XC Pros

December 21, 2012
Pros: Tread pattern
Hard compound

Cons: Thin sidewalls

Recommendation: This is the best all around XC tire I have found. All serious mountain bikers have ridden this tire before. It hooks up without complaints. The hard compound means it wear slowly.

December 17, 2012
Pros: - Made by Panaracer
- Agreesive tread
- Look badass on a bike
- durable tire that can take some abuse
- cheap!

Cons: - heavy
- rolling resistance

Recommendation: Used these tires for a season after I rode on the Dart/smoke combo for a couple seasons. These tires were hellaiously durable and gripped well even on the wet rocks and roots in New England. They are a rougher ride than many of the other tires I have ridden when not on a trail. They are alsmot as difficult to get off a rim then the Conti Mountain Kings. Only reason I do not continue to use these is that I discovered Nevagels!

December 10, 2012
Pros: These are the tires I use on my both my hard tail, and full suspension TREK bikes. The Panaracers are reasonably priced, and provide great traction and durability. As soon as the stock tires on my two bikes were replaced by the Panaracers, the traction gained going uphill on loose dirt and rocks was immediately noticeable. Additionally, these tires come in a red, yellow or blue trim, which really adds some color to my black bike.

Cons: A bit hard to get on and off the rim when changing a flat, but once you are up and riding again, its well worth the struggle!

Recommendation: I would definitely recommend the Panaracer Fire XC Pro tire. Great tire for the money.

December 23, 2011
Pros: Everything. Great price, lightweight, durable.

Cons: Not in 29er yet??

Recommendation: Best all around tire, used in all conditions.

July 21, 2011
Pros: Tires grip and handle well in average conditions. Have been able to run lower pressure due to its anti-snakebike. One of my regular trails is VERY rocky so the anti-snake bite is a big plus. Turning, climbing and braking is awesome. You never have a doubt as to what is going on. Haven't run in heavy mud but the wet areas I've hit have not cloged the tread. Heavy suck mud will foul every tire.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Recommendation: I would recommend the tires. Back in the day Panaracer Smoke and Dart were the best and the fire XC Pros are top notch. Buy 'em you'll like 'em.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Great all terrain tire. Aggressive tread pattern never fails to find grip.

Cons: Heavy and rolls like a monster truck on tarmac sections of trail or in the parkinglot on the way to the trail head.

Recommendation: Cheap and confidence inspiring.