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    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    Hey all,

    I've been riding on 700x38 Panaracer Paselas between 60-80psi for many years and have loved them. A few years back, when Compass started making "wide supple tires", I was intrigued but didn't bother because of the price. Well, I was pretty much right.

    I've been riding on some Compass Bon Jon Pass 700x38s and there's a SLIGHT difference in ride quality, but not double the ride quality, which I would hope for when paying twice as much. "Marginal gains" is the apt term here. I'm also not riding as many centuries as I used to, where these marginal gains would be more significant. I am able to run slightly lower pressures (around 50-60), but nowhere near the 35-40psi advised by Compass. Maybe that's for tubeless?

    FWIW, I won't be buying another set of Compass tires as the Paselas are perfectly fine for the commuting and occasional long mixed terrain rides I do.

    Lastly, I have always been flummoxed that the only place I can get my precious 700x38 Paselas is goddamn Amazon. I have asked several bike shops to order them for me and they don't seem to be able to get them. If anyone has any insight as to how I can get these tires through a local shop, I'd be appreciative.

    Happy biking!
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    The Panaracers I had (abet in 26" size, 559-32) were the fast rolling tires I ever had on my recumbent. I even reviewed them for Amazon:

    These tires have amazingly low rolling resistance and their suppleness smooths out the ride. The bike coasts like magic as well. I find myself coasting past folks who are pedaling down slight grades. Amazing,.


    Of course I wore thru them in 1000 miles.

    The Compass tires I bought afterward (2014) were nice, but above 20mph they made a lot of noise.

    That's when I switched to Vittoria Rubino Pro slicks.

    The new "Marathon Almotion" look like to be the low-watt winners in the wide (40mm) tire contest. Supposed to have some special low hysteresis compound.

    https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews

    The Schwalbe Marathon Almotion is one of the newest tires in the Schwalbe Marathon lineup. Just like the new Marathon Supreme (read review) that I reviewed some time ago, the Almotion uses the very low rolling resistance OneStar compound that is also used on Schwalbe's top of the line road bike tires.

    https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-almotion-2016
    • CommentAuthoreaton
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2019
     
    Pacific Coast Cycles has Paselas.
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2019
     
    eaton:Pacific Coast Cycles has Paselas.


    700x38? I've spoken with a few shops around town and like I mentioned before, they can't seem to get the 38's.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2019 edited
     
    I got a pair of 37-622 Vittoria Randoneur Pro II tires about three years ago from Chain Reaction cycles. From the reviews I read at the time, this tire was considered very competitive with the Paselas, etc for touring use with high puncture resistance. Although I haven't put huge miles on these, I find them to be really nice tires, comfortable at 45-60 psi, no punctures that I can recall. They don't really feel much slower than the 28-622 Vittoria Rubino Pros that I also have run on the same bike (60-80 psi, although with different wheels, and in actuality the Rubinos are really more like 30 mm wide). My ex-wife has run the Randoneur Pro IIs in 26 x 1.5 (37-559) for many miles and they served her well also, though she did rack up several goathead flats.

    Edit: Of course, it doesn't look as if you can get these tires anymore. Not sure what the successor is.
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2019
     
    I'm liking the Compass tires. They do ride very nice. Again, not TWICE as nice, but if I were doing a lot of high-milage rides they would be worth it.

    I'm also not going tubeless, which is supposed to be better. YMMV
    • CommentAuthoreaton
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2019
     
    t.e.d:
    eaton:Pacific Coast Cycles has Paselas.


    700x38? I've spoken with a few shops around town and like I mentioned before, they can't seem to get the 38's.


    Sorry, no. He said he doesn't have demand for 38s but can order them.
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2019
     
    eaton:
    t.e.d:
    eaton:Pacific Coast Cycles has Paselas.


    700x38? I've spoken with a few shops around town and like I mentioned before, they can't seem to get the 38's.


    Sorry, no. He said he doesn't have demand for 38s but can order them.


    Cool. If he can order them, I'll get them from him then. Thanks. What's his name so I can ask directly?

    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthoreaton
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2019 edited
     
    Chuck. 760=967=4900

    http://paccoastcycles.com/
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2019
     
    eaton:Chuck. 760=967=4900

    http://paccoastcycles.com/
    eaton:Chuck. 760=967=4900

    http://paccoastcycles.com/


    Thanks so much! Happy riding!