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Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire

The Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire is a lightweight all condition tire with a splash of color (all color styles have red bead). Multi-Step knobs offer excellent traction and cornering in just about any terrain without the penalty of high rolling resistance or soft fast wearing tread compounds. Made in Japan.

The Panaracer Fire XC Pro is the recipient of Bicycling Magazines 2004 "Editors Choice" award for "Best All-Mountain Tire". Give 'em a try and find out why they are the choice of thousands of riders.

Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Features

  • Aggressive all-around tire
  • Zero Slip Grip natural tread compound integrates more natural rubber to decrease rolling resistance and increase tread life
  • A mix of 2, 3 and 5mm center knobs and tall cornering knobs
  • Color stripe on sidewall made of Silica compound for added durability

Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Specifications

  • Size: 26" x 2.1"
  • Type: Front or Rear
  • Weight: 710 grams (wire bead)
  • Pressure Rating: 35-55 PSI max (off-road), 65 PSI max (on-road)
  • Casing: Wire Bead
  • Manufacture Part Number: AH2621BOP-FIRE
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Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire
 
4.5

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (13)
  • Rugged (12)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good cushioning (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cross country (15)
    • Casual trails (9)
    • Single track (8)
    • Downhill (4)
    • Free riding (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Little Pricey but XC glorious

    I have placed many, many miles on these tires with the only flats happening through a massive rock garden on a downhill race. I have jumped large tabletops and raced 12 mile races with...Read complete review

    I have placed many, many miles on these tires with the only flats happening through a massive rock garden on a downhill race. I have jumped large tabletops and raced 12 mile races with out a single issue. You get what you pay for and this is certainly proof.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    An oldie but goodie

    The Panaracer FireXC Pro is an older tire now but it still performs well. They are a lower volume tire in the modern tire world (they were not at release time) so compared...Read complete review

    The Panaracer FireXC Pro is an older tire now but it still performs well. They are a lower volume tire in the modern tire world (they were not at release time) so compared to a Nevegal or Continental of comparable size you will need to run with more pressure and a harder ride. They are also narrower than most of the modern 2.1 tires.

    The performance is great - I feel every bit as good as Nevegals. They have better puncture resistance than Nevegals as well.

    Ultimately, the FireXC is a tire whose "prime" time has come and gone but that doesn't stop it from being a solid performer as it has always been.

    Reviewed by 61 customers

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    4.0

    High Quality Tire

    By Mountain Bike Extraordinaire

    from Apple Valley, MN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Traction
    • Puncture Resistant
    • Rugged
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cross Country
      • Single Track

      Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

      Picked up 2 of these to replace my stock tires on my XC mountain bike. I'm thoroughly impressed by the traction and durability of these tires. They are relatively light weight,and the red sidewalls look awesome.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Best Rubber For Your Money

      By IRBent

      from B'ham Alabama

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Eye Catching
      • Good Cushioning
      • Good Traction
      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Trails
        • Cross Country
        • Downhill
        • Single Track

        Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

        I picked up my first real mountain bike late last fall, a Trek Fuel EX. The stock tires weren't much to talk about and left me scared to take a corner as fast as my years of riding MX would allow. So while off during the winter I read 50-11 tire reviews and settled in on the Panaracer Fire XC Pro and made sure to get the good version with the 127TPI rather than the cheaper version you read so many complaints about. I was so ready to ride come March when the weather began to cooperate. It only took a few rides to realize these tires had something special going on. Despite running them with tubes, I was still able to get by with running around 30PSI and not experience pinch flats. That's riding aggressively downhill over rocks and roots. They even bit the ground and wouldn't lose traction when going up hill over rocks and roots. The lower pressure helped smooth out my ride and between the better feel and traction I began to set one PR after the other on Strava. I even earned a few KOM spots with these beauties underneath me. With ~400 miles on these tires so far and very little wear showing, I predict a long and love-filled relationship between them and myself. Pick up a set for yourself, save a few bucks while doing it, then fall in love with their capabilities that have garnered them one of the all-time highest and most rated tires ever produced.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great tire!

        By Hipdriver

        from Southern NM/Texas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Traction
        • Long Lasting
        • Rugged
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Trails
          • Cross Country
          • Single Track

          Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

          I have ridden on Panaracer tires for over 24 years and these specific XC Pro Kevlar bead tires for over 15 years. I just bought another set to finally replace my worn out ones. They simply last and last and with the exception of heavy mud/caliche, they perform very well in almost all conditions. Adjusting the pressure for the conditions really brings out the awesome performance capability.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          A great all-around tire

          By Gear_Junkie

          from Motherlode

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Traction
          • Long Lasting
          • Low Rolling Resistance
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Punctures Easily

          Best Uses

          • All mountain
          • Casual Trails
          • Cross Country
          • Single Track

          Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

          I have had 2 sets of these tires. I got about 1500 miles out of my first set, riding about 75% on the road (commuting), and 25% all-mountain riding. These are long-lasting tires with very good grip on the pavement and on trails. They are good on hardpack, mud, rocks, and over small roots. The only place these tires are lacking is when it comes to gravel/loose rock. These tires are a proven design, and are WELL WORTH the higher cost that they usually command.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great set of knobs

          By Chris

          from DFW, Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Traction
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Trails
            • Cross Country
            • Free Riding
            • Single Track

            Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

            Love the versatility of these tires. The trails around here have a pretty big variety of dirt, from sand to gravel to mud to rocks. These tires with a pound or two adjustment of pressure in the tubes conquer it all, except for climbs with heavy mud where deeper grooves and larger knobbies would be better. Not sure I would trust the front on an aggressive downhill, either, for the same reason - a more appropriate tire with larger side plugs would be better.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great all around

            By tonkota

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Traction
            • LIGHT
            • Rugged
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Trails
              • Cross Country
              • Riding For Fun

              Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

              I ride a lot of dry trails, some muddy trails, and race a couple times of year. These have never let me down. Never let loose at the wrong time. I'll buy again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great tires!

              By Tim the Baptist

              from Pensacola

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Traction
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Trails
                • Cross Country

                Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

                I ride my bike on mixed trails and road almost every day. These tires have low rolling resistance, good traction, and last a long time. This is my second pair. The first pair lasted more than 3 years of steady riding!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                What a great tire!

                By JP535

                from NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Awesome Design
                • Good Traction
                • Rugged
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Some Side Deflection

                Best Uses

                • Cross Country
                • Downhill
                • Single Track
                • Technical Sections

                Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

                I researched and researched the top name tires and decided on the Nevegal lite for my front tire and a Panaracer XC Fire Pro for the rear...I was going to put them the other way around, but after looking at the Panaracer's aggressive tread design and knobby side treads I put that in the back. It is a uni-directional tire. After adjusting tire pressure to my liking (which made a HUGE difference), I could not be happier. It has only been 3 weeks or so, but so far the Panaracer is holding up great. I had Nevegal 2.0s front and rear, which came with the bike (KHS 535 dual suspension) and was quite happy with them. I wanted to try something a bit different and settled on the above combo for my 3-4 day a week 45 min-1.5 hour rides. I would recommend this tire for cross country riding. So far, it handles techie sections quite well...rocks, roots, wet, muddy, leaves and such without too much of an issue, although I am getting a bit of side deflection which I think is due to the side knobs. The deflection is only momentary and the tire hooks right back up. This only happens on some roots, some rocks and the occasional tree limb if they are at just the right angle. Uphill climbs are inspiring and only limited to my skill level...the tires are far better than I am!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                FAST delivery

                By MACyoda

                from Dagobah

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Cushioning
                • Good Traction
                • Made in JAPAN
                • Rugged
                • Versatile
                • Very Flexible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Trails
                  • Cross Country
                  • Downhill
                  • Free Riding

                  Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

                  Great tire, looks good, very flexible, says made in Japan!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Nascar tire!

                  By Rider Colin

                  from Ontario Canada

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Baller
                  • Good Cushioning
                  • Good Traction
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Trails
                    • Cross Country
                    • Downhill
                    • Free Riding
                    • Single Track

                    Comments about Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire:

                    I have seen these tires for years! I finally found them at a good price from Jenson! I love them! The OE tires that came on my Giant were weak! So I went for the panaracer in hopes that they would do the job and they did!! Very good on climbs and tight turns.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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