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Opinions on Panaracer Fire XC

amclindenamclinden Posts: 101
edited September 2011 in MTB general
I am thinking of purchasing some of these tyres (in title) and wondering what peoples opinions are....

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  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    They've been discussed here many times before

    I used them on my Kona HT
    Overall a great tyre for general use. Lots of grip, great for climbing and braking combined, plus they do last long as long as you keep them off the blacktop.
    Bear in mind they are directional, so take note of the orientation when fitting them
  • AndyOgyAndyOgy Posts: 579
    I only bought them because the colour matched my bike. However, I was pleasantly surprised with their performance.

    It turns out that they are the most highly rated tyre based on Wiggle's customer feedback with a 5 star average from 201 reviews.
  • amclindenamclinden Posts: 101
    And what bout the 1.8 size, is this definetly too small? Im looking for something rolls nice and fast so...
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    they used to be THE tyre to have but there are better out there now.

    But still a good general tyre.
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  • CycloRosCycloRos Posts: 579
    They're still a very good tyre, I'm running an old pair of Fire XC 2.1's I had laying around on my Duster at the moment and loving them. Good grip and braking as mentioned and fast rolling too.

    They're not the biggest of tyres though (would be especially true of the 1.8s), so if you like to run your tyres soft to provide some extra cushioning then there are better options.
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  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    nicklouse wrote:
    they used to be THE tyre to have but there are better out there now.

    But still a good general tyre.

    +1

    and you can often get them at a good price.
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Aye, good solid performers, not the best but not the worst and they can do a bit of everything. Feeling their age a bit now, though.
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  • nicklouse wrote:
    they used to be THE tyre to have but there are better out there now.

    But still a good general tyre.

    You can not say that and not say what you think is better.
  • make sure you get the pro version, the non pros can be quite poor.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Dr Avinuon wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    they used to be THE tyre to have but there are better out there now.

    But still a good general tyre.

    You can not say that and not say what you think is better.
    Read any one of the 40 gazillion bazillion tremillion what tyre threads for random opinions.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Dr Avinuon wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    they used to be THE tyre to have but there are better out there now.

    But still a good general tyre.

    You can not say that and not say what you think is better.

    Oh I can very easily as the OP did not ask about any other tyre.
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    amclinden wrote:
    And what bout the 1.8 size, is this definetly too small? Im looking for something rolls nice and fast so...
    I used these as a race tyre back when i ran a 26" bike, fast rolling but you had run them so high in pressure to conpensate for the thinness of the tyre, they are not a comftable tyre. oh and no way as grippy as the other Fire XC Pro's as slightly different tread pattern.
    I think i still have a set with yellow bands if your interested :wink:
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