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Panaracer Rampage Tire

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Panaracer Rampage 26x2.35

The Good:

1. Very little rolling resistance
2. Grippy shoulder knobs
3. Can be run at either end of the bike
4. Supportive sidewalls
5. No punctures
6. Wears slowly even on the road

The Bad:

1. Slightly heavy for its class

Overall Review:

The Rampage resembles the Kenda Nevegals in many ways. This is a good thing because the tread design on the Nevegals is one of the best. However, unlike the Nevegals, the sidewalls are very supportive which allows you to run it at lower air pressures which is a true boon on hardtails. The supportive sidewalls have added a bit of weight to the equation. At 730 grams for the Rampage PR, it is in the ball park of the weight of the Nevegals. The PR (PunctureResistant), ASB (Anti Snakebite), and ZSG (Panaracers Natural Compound) all add up to a that has no flats. I have had these tires for almost 1.5 years and not a single flat despite riding through stuff that should've punctured. Grip is comparable to the Nevegals but add Kendas DTC or Stick-E and the Nevegals win. Also, the Nevegals are designed to roll in one direction but the Rampage can be turned around to see duty in the rear or in the front. Nice.

All in all, the Rampages are very similar to the Nevegals. I would run the PR/ASB Rampage in the rear where it would be more prone to Punctures and Snakebites but it's up to you. The Rampage PR in the rear and a Nevegal DTC in the front truly make an incredible trail/all mountain tire set.


Product Panaracer Rampage Tire
Riding Type Trail
Wheel Size
Tire Width
Tubeless Compatible
Sidewall ZSG natural tread compound, ASB pinch flat protection, 66 TPI
Weight 1 lb 8 oz (680 g)
Miscellaneous The all-condition, all-terrain Rampage features ZSG Natural compound that provides unparalleled grip and durability in a tough and light casing with a great mud shedding tread pattern and outstanding descending properties. Multi Step Knobs perform well in all conditions without losing performance or adding rolling resistance ZSG natural tread compound for grip and durability; ASB pinch flat protection reduces pinch flats up to 40%! Rampage SC uses ZSG Active compound, a stickier rubber for better handling and descending Aramid bead (folding) 66 TPI 680g (approx) 35-55 psi Made in Japan
Price $44.35
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