Despite its wire bead, the 700 X 28C Panaracer Pasela TG is a very light touring tyre. The sidewalls feel skin-thin but didn’t slash open with our glass test.
Out on the road it rolls well, and is only marginally slower than the Continental Top Contact.
Puncture protection is good for its weight, thanks to some sturdy reinforcement provided by a Kevlar belt under the tread. There’s a wide range of sizes available, and in the narrower widths it’s also viable as a training or long-distance commuting tyre.
In its 700x25C incarnation it’s viable as a training or fast commuting tyre.
It’s available in a large range of sizes, and in the larger widths should be able to handle rougher surfaces better than full slicks. For those situations, we’d prefer the more expensive Panaracer Urban Max, which has a ‘hypertex’ casing to add sidewall protection, but for the money this is as good.