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 Post subject: Hi and Panaracer help
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:26 am
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Good evening all,

Recently joined the forum as decided to fix up my '98 Stumpjumper M2 and this looked like a great place for info and parts.

I bought some Panaracer Fire XC Pro Kevlars and when I unwrapped them was surprised that they held their shape. Does the word kevlar not relate to the bead on these tyres? Or haved I been duped?!

Oli


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Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
They should fold, I agree with you.

There are Fire XC in rigid / steel bead, check the Panaracer site if they are also Pro steel. They could be some odd OEM thing too. But if they are kevlar, they will fold. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:26 am
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Thanks for response hamster, helps confirm that I still have some sanity.

The tyres were supplied with original (if not a little old) looking Panaracer tags that say 'bead type: Aramid' any idea what this is?!

Was hoping I'd found some cheap, light, decent skinnies but maybe not!

Oli


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