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Brand: Panaracer



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  • jdonnut
    *****

    Love Smokes. I run them front and back.I'll be sad if I can't find them when these wear out.

    Pros
    great grip on soft surfaces, really never had any grip issues.

    Cons
    can get washed out on hard pack on rare occasions but its nitpicking.

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  • Frankenstein
    *****

    They even make a good front tire, I invert them from the back to oppose brake forces...

    Pros
    Crazy go grip, even on an old bike...

    Cons
    Getting hard to find the Classic reissues... :(

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  • JacksPerson
    *****

    use this tire on the back wheel with a Panaracer Dart in the front for a classic combination of awesomeness. I have had a pair of this duo last 3 season on two differant bikes and they still have tread on them. The Smoke has a much boxier tread patern than the picture currently shown.
    This tire has never negatively impacted my ride!

    Pros
    - super durable
    - grips better than MANY more expensive tires
    - super inexpensive
    - its a classic for a reason

    Cons
    - become hard to find even online, Manf. stop making them?

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  • qdobi
    *****

    I have been running smokes since 1993 and Smoke/Dart since shortly thereafter. For the price, durability, and weight there is nothing better! Now, I have more than a year of running them tubeless! Stans makes the lightest quality tire almost weightless!

    Pros
    Super light. Loves Colorado trails

    Cons
    Toss a lot of pebbles

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  • EZ-E
    *****

    For the money, there is no better all-around tire. I've had $40+ tires before and they just weren't worth the money compared to what this reliable tire($10) offers for so many of the various conditions I encounter. They grab and hang on in turns, especially downhill when you're shifting weight in turns and they take alot of braking before they start to skid. I have heard alot about high rolling resistance with these tire, but I haven't experienced it.

    Pros
    Great value, good performance, tried and true, Great for the all-around rider

    Cons
    I have noticed wear as mentioned...but I've had alot of miles out of them.

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  • telemarkdude
    ****

    I've been using the Smoke as a rear tire on and off for over 10 years now and have been very happy with it. Has excellent traction, and does alright, but not great, in mud. It does seem to wear quicker than normal. This is to be paired with the Panaracer Dart in the front, but I've known other riders who've been happy with a Smoke on both.

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