Panaracer CG All Condition 2.35in mountain bike tyre review£39.99

Multi-purpose signature rubber

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The CG All Condition is the multi-purpose option in Panaracer's Cedric Gracia signature rubber range. Panaracer make great tyre bases and the pinch-puncture shrugging carcass here is no exception.

It has great straight-line confidence when speed and impact increase. The multi-directional tread design with deep sipes and soft sub-compound moulds really well to surfaces too, so there’s plenty of grip in dry, loose or rocky conditions.

Mobile shoulder knobs mean it’s a decent drifter too. The hard top compound makes it slippery on damp roots and rocks though. The soft sub-compound gets ragged quickly when ridden hard too.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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