We’ve been seeing prototypes of the new Panaracer Romero and Aliso for a while, and now we finally have official sizes and specs, plus a few more details on the rubber. The Romero is their all-conditions tire with a triple-compound, DH-oriented rubber outside of a 60tpi casing. Inside is their bead-to-bead Anti-Flat Plus puncture protection belt with additional rubber around the bead to help prevent pinch flats.

Panaracer Romero all conditions enduro mountain bike tire sizes and tech specs

It’ll be available in 27.5 and 29er in both 2.4 and 2.6 widths with a claimed (average) weight of 1,130g. Retail will be a reasonable $59.99 when it drops in November. Following in January will be a lighter, more supple enduro/trail version with a 120tpi casing that puts the puncture protection only under the tread. Claimed weight for that one is 930g.

Panaracer Aliso soft conditions enduro and trail mountain bike tire sizes and specs

Panaracer Aliso soft conditions enduro and trail mountain bike tire sizes and specs

The Panaracer Aliso (shown directly above without a hot patch) uses the same casing options but with a slightly revised tread pattern that makes it more suitable for softer, looser conditions. Weights should be similar, and it’ll launch in November also, with the same sizes…except the 29×2.6 will come in February 2019. Also $59.99. Following that in March will the 120tpi enduro/trail versions, too.

Those will join the DriverPro (foreground) XC/trail hardpack tire, which will come in big 2.4 and 2.6 widths (29er is 2.4 only) with their Anti-Flat casing and 60tpi construction. It also has a triple rubber compound, but with a more XC-ish blend than the knobbier ones up top.  It, too, should get a lighter 120tpi build some time next year.

The limited edition colored Gravel King tires in the background are still available, too.



  1. TomM on

    The knob patterns look remarkably similar to Maxxis DHF and High Roller. That’s not a bad thing per se, but might also not sway many to roll the dice on these Panarcers above the known high bar set by the Maxxis doppelgangers.

    • Patrick Cavender on

      The Maxxis variants are copies of old Michelin tires. The High Roller’s tread was an almost exact copy of the Michelin Comp 16. Maxxis took Michelin’s market share, so it’s possible.

      • john on

        The High Roller II has a lot more differences from the Comp 16 than this Panaracer has from the High Roller II, pretty much the only changes made here were in sipe length


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