If you’re in the industry, chances are pretty good you know Jeff Zell, Panaracer’s go-to guy for, well, just about everything, really.

So he’s the perfect guest to talk about how Panaracer went from one of the earliest brands making legit mountain bike tires, to leaping into the gravel bike category and owning it for quite some time before the rest of the industry caught up. We also talk about how Panaracer is trying to get back on the trails with some fresh designs… and how they develop those new mountain bike tread patterns.

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a bike tire design and how frame and suspension design plays into that, along with a little bit of Panaracer’s history, this is a great one! Oh, and if you haven’t seen them, Panaracer continually offers limited edition colors in their gravel tires, and they’re always updating the sizing options to meet modern riders’ needs on those glorious dirt roads we’re all loving so much right now.

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1 year ago

Wish they’d reissue the olive colour.

1 year ago

I worked with Jeff at Real Design back in the ’90s. Classy guy and really enjoyed his depth of knowledge. Great to hear him again!

Chris Murray
Chris Murray
11 months ago

Jeff is one of the best people I have ever met in the bike industry!