Panaracer Driver Pro 29×2.2in tyre review

Surprisingly grippy semi-slick

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £44.99 RRP
Panaracer Driver Pro 29x2.2in tyre

Our review

Not the cheapest, but grippy , fairly fast, and confident if used correctly
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Panaracer’s Driver tyres aren’t cheap, but they are a surprisingly grippy and reasonably fast-rolling dry condition rubber choice.

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They’re not the fastest semi-slick 29er tyre we’ve used on roll down comparisons, but the tiny wide-spaced studs stay hooked up longer in mixed trail conditions. 

You need to remember to over-lean them to engage enough knob for confident cornering, but if you don’t want to commit totally to semi-slicks you can just stick one on the back.

Despite a low and lively 593g weight the tyre blows up fairly big for useful cushioning and the ASB strip helps stop rock to rim pinch flats.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Driver Pro 29x2.2in tyre (12)
Brand Panaracer

Weight (g) 593