Panaracer Closer Plus tyre - in brief£29.99

Road tyre in 23mm and 25mm sizes

BikeRadar score4/5

We used the original Closer a lot as a tough, high traction ‘control’ tyre for wheel testing, but this is our first test of the Closer Plus. 

Panaracer’s entire road line has been slightly upsized for much easier fitting/removal. The Plus puncture belt is also allegedly four times more protective than the already good original and it’s certainly proved invulnerable so far. 

The very generous 25mm carcass means a super-smooth ride on rough roads and you can really throw it around without coming unstuck. The grip does reduce rolling speed slightly on smooth roads but they’re still light enough to accelerate well.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Cycling Plus is the manual for the modern road cyclist. Whether you're cycling weekly, an occasional new rider or a Tour de France fan you’ll find everything you need.
  • Discipline: Road
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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