Panaracer Extreme Lite review

Like the two Continental tyres, this Panaracer is designed with time triallists in mind

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£29.99 RRP
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Our review

A very decent race tyre that's up against some excellent opposition
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Like the two Continental tyres, this Panaracer is designed with time triallists in mind. Rather than clocking miles, the emphasis is on saving weight and minimising rolling resistance. However, in our roll-down tests it was slightly more in tune with the puncture-resistant, do-it-all race tyres such as the Schwalbe Ultremo and Challenge Criterium, and a fair way off the pace of the fastest ‘lite’ tyres.

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Its ‘reinforced casing’ means it’s a bit tougher than the Supersonic or Pro 2 Light, but not tough enough to warrant the speed hit – especially given the performance of the even tougher Pro 2 Race. It has a 126tpi casing and the initials ‘ZSG’ on the tyre refer to its ‘zero slip compound’. Evidently wet and dry weather grip is good, although we didn’t have any problems with any of the tyres.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Extreme Lite tyres
Brand Panaracer

Tyre Sizes Available 23-622
Weight (g) 199
Max PSI 152
Colour Black