Panaracer Closer Plus tyre – in brief review

Road tyre in 23mm and 25mm sizes

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £29.99 RRP | USD $39.99
Panaracer Closer Plus tyre

Our review

Not the fastest but smooth and grippy
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Closer Plus tyre (13)
Brand Panaracer

Weight (g) 227
Tyre Sizes Available 700x23C 700x25C