Panaracer Fire XC Pro Equivalent Home › Forum › Bike Forum › Panaracer Fire XC Pro Equivalent Overview Bike Forum Chat Forum For Sale Wanted Forum Help Classified Rules Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) Panaracer Fire XC Pro Equivalent jimwMember I used to use XC Pros even after they became decidedly unfashionable because I liked the predictability. I moved on to Maxxis Ignitors and I like those for the same reason. I have used them in 26″ 27.5″ and 29″ versions all year round on the front, although in the summer I tend to use a lower rolling resistance tyre such as an Aspen on the back. I use 2.35 on the front, 2.1 or 2.35 on the rear Posted 8 months ago YakSubscriber I would go for something a bit faster/wider/more capable. So things like Rocket Rons snakeskin 2.25, Barzo 2.2, x-king protection 2.4 – that sort of thing. Fast, but ok in a bit of muck. Posted 8 months ago matt_outandaboutSubscriber You are in for a treat if XC Pro’s are your current tyre…. Posted 8 months ago lovegoinguphillsMember Have always used 2.1 on the front and back. What differences should I expect going to say 2.35? Posted 8 months ago YakSubscriber Lower pressures, so more tyre deformation over the bumps = smoother and faster ride. Also more grip as the contact patch is bigger. You also need less tread for the same amount of grip. Posted 8 months ago NobeerinthefridgeSubscriber You are in for a treat if XC Pro’s are your current tyre…. This. Posted 8 months ago lovegoinguphillsMember Have used Panaracer XC Pro’s for some time now. What is the equivalent /similar tyre from other manufacturer’s? Posted 8 months ago matt_outandaboutSubscriber OP – where do you ride, and what kind of riding? Posted 8 months ago lovegoinguphillsMember Its a 50/50 split between roads and grassy hard pack byways. Nothing extreme at all. Posted 8 months ago jimwMember in that case I’d stick to 2.1’s personally Posted 8 months ago faustusSubscriber Had XC pros for a while…back in 2005. They’re just OK, every tyre i’ve had since then has been better. For something XC-ish I love a WTB Bronson, maybe an Ardent for the rear? Posted 8 months ago NobeerinthefridgeSubscriber Aye, you want something quickish, Rocket ron, ardent, that sort of thing. Posted 8 months ago YakSubscriber Ok then 2.1 or 2.0s will be fine. Get something like a fast-trak, saguaro, race king etc. Posted 8 months ago matt_outandaboutSubscriber Its a 50/50 split between roads and grassy hard pack byways. Nothing extreme at all. In which case, whatever tyre you can lay your hands on in a cheapo sale that is lightish, flexible and a smaller tread. Posted 8 months ago windygMember 2.1 Thunderburts for that kind of riding Posted 8 months ago aPMember ^^ wot he said. I’m currently using 2.1 Thunder Burts for riding road/ gravel/ singletrack/ bridleway/ general stuff. They’ve been very predictable and are fast and surprisingly grippy. Posted 8 months ago dukeduvetSubscriber Second the wtb Bronson. Don’t know if anyone sells them now. They are fast and drifty in a controlled way. Lots of fun. Still have fire pro on my old kona and do a decent job. Think they are ten years old! Posted 8 months ago Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.