Review | Panzer Rim Protection takes on the big guns of the tubeless tyre insert world

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Tubeless tyre inserts claim to offer additional protection for your mountain bike rim, so you can run lower tyre pressures for improved traction. The Panzer insert is one of the latest to arrive on the market, so we got our local rim-dinger, David Hayward, to put them through the grinder as part of a tubeless insert group test. Over to David!


As Wil has said elsewhere, 2018 was truly the Year of Foam, with everyone putting foam in everything, especially tyres. Panzer is another contender, with its wedge-profiled, Morzine-tested insert promising to eliminate flats. Like many similar companies, Panzer states it has tested a variety of foams and arrived at one that combines the preferred density and weight, whilst not guzzling tyre sealant.

For those of you who haven’t read any other tyre insert reviews: this sits inside a tubeless tyre, absorbing and slowing down impacts, in turn reducing the chances of pinch flats, burping, punctures or rim dings.

panzer tubeless tyre insert
Panzer Rim Protection is designed to sit inside your tubeless tyres.

Claimed weight for Panzer is 100g per insert – plus or minus 20g, which is quite a large tolerance but still a low amount of weight. Our 27.5in inserts have a verified weight of 109g each.

The yellow branding sticker covers a join, so rather than being made in an enormous mould, these are an extrusion cut to length then welded together at the ends – which means no messing around with knives or zip ties, they’re just ready to go right into an appropriately sized wheel.

Fitting

 

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Interested to see what other tubeless inserts are available and how they perform? Check out all of our tubeless insert reviews right here!

Review Info

Brand:Panzer
Product:Rim Protection
From:Whyte Bikes, whyte.bike
Price:£55 per wheel
Tested:by David Hayward for 2 months

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