# Thread: Will PANARACER FIRE FR PRO's work on my bike

1. ## Will PANARACER FIRE FR PRO's work on my bike

I was wounding how wide the panaracer fire fr pro is. So I can see if it fits my bike

2. Umm... we're going to need a little more information. (Ex. what conditions you want to ride in, what kind of riding you do...)

3. Originally Posted by wiebs6
I was wounding how wide the panaracer fire fr pro so I know if they fit my bike before I order then form JensonUSA
what kind of bike? They are really huge. I have used them on my Bullit and now as a front tire on my single speed and depending on what frame/fork, especilly frame if you plan to use them as a rear tire (not recommended by the way), they may prove problematic.

cheers

4. i just want to know how wide they are in (cm.)

5. ## Sure

Originally Posted by wiebs6
i just want to know how wide they are in (cm.)
Casing width = 5.62 cm

cheers

6. Thanks

7. you are welcome

8. Originally Posted by FoShizzle
Casing width = 5.62 cm

cheers
Come on, shiz! At least credit where you found those numbers!

9. Originally Posted by shiggy
Come on, shiz! At least credit where you found those numbers!
damn, caught red handed!!! I wanted to look like I was useful for once....

fair enough Shiggy, I measured em myself, only to find out that your incredible website (www.mtbtires.com) had the same info just kidding, I went straight to the tire bible you have created for all of your underlings but I had to do some complicated math since you post in millimeters so I had to get out the calculator and put it into centimeters as he requested so that should count for something

in all seriousness, to everybody, consider Shiggy's aforementioned website an FAQ for any tire-related info that should be checked prior to posting a question here.

cheers

10. Thank you

You did answer the question more directly than I would have.

11. Originally Posted by FoShizzle
rear tire (not recommended by the way), they may prove problematic.

cheers
Can you expand on this more? Yes, I looked on Shiggy's site already.

12. Originally Posted by AndrewTO
Can you expand on this more? Yes, I looked on Shiggy's site already.
They are too big for many frames.

13. Originally Posted by shiggy
They are too big for many frames.
My reasoning is that they have MAJOR rolling resistance. The tread depth is monstrous. These things are like tractor tires. They are okay for winter riding, but I dump them from the rear as soon as the soil dries out.

14. Originally Posted by justen
My reasoning is that they have MAJOR rolling resistance. The tread depth is monstrous. These things are like tractor tires. They are okay for winter riding, but I dump them from the rear as soon as the soil dries out.
agreed. the rolling resistance is why i did not recommend them as a rear tire.

cheers

15. Originally Posted by FoShizzle
agreed. the rolling resistance is why i did not recommend them as a rear tire.
Though perfect if you are looking for maximum traction and have the room to fit it.

16. Originally Posted by shiggy
Though perfect if you are looking for maximum traction and have the room to fit it.
fair enough. you are right, they sure grabbed like hell when i ran them f and r on the Bullit. I should have said for my riding, I would prefer less rolling resistance.

cheers

17. Originally Posted by shiggy
Though perfect if you are looking for maximum traction and have the room to fit it.

yep! one of my fav tires to run on the rear of my hardtail! recently swapped to the fire dh 2.3, to see how it compared. feels very different, likely just because of the weight. the FR version i think i actually prefer over the DH for general riding.

the 2.4 FR, the conti 2.5 deisel, and the trailbear 2.5 are my current favs in the "big, but not tanklike heavy" tire category.

18. Originally Posted by scrublover
yep! one of my fav tires to run on the rear of my hardtail! recently swapped to the fire dh 2.3, to see how it compared. feels very different, likely just because of the weight. the FR version i think i actually prefer over the DH for general riding.

the 2.4 FR, the conti 2.5 deisel, and the trailbear 2.5 are my current favs in the "big, but not tanklike heavy" tire category.
LOL. This thread is funny. If I had to pick one word to describe the FR 2.4 on my rear, tanklike would be it. All the posts in this thread have been honest, and pretty much spot-on. The FR 2.4 is a huge tire with AWESOME grip. Huge lugs. This may be a benefit or limitation, depending on where you ride. The lugs are also pretty widelyl spaced, making it a great mud tire (if you are of the wide, floating mud tire religion, as opposed to the narrow, skinny mud tire believers).

19. Originally Posted by justen
LOL. This thread is funny. If I had to pick one word to describe the FR 2.4 on my rear, tanklike would be it. All the posts in this thread have been honest, and pretty much spot-on. The FR 2.4 is a huge tire with AWESOME grip. Huge lugs. This may be a benefit or limitation, depending on where you ride. The lugs are also pretty widelyl spaced, making it a great mud tire (if you are of the wide, floating mud tire religion, as opposed to the narrow, skinny mud tire believers).
Maybe "tank-like" in traction but not tank-like in weight compared to a DH tire of around the same size. 2.3 - 2.7" DH tires are in the 1200-1500g range rather than the Fire FR's 900g.

20. Originally Posted by shiggy
Maybe "tank-like" in traction but not tank-like in weight compared to a DH tire of around the same size. 2.3 - 2.7" DH tires are in the 1200-1500g range rather than the Fire FR's 900g.
Does the FR have the side-bite to make a good front tire for loose stuff?

21. Originally Posted by fsrxc
Does the FR have the side-bite to make a good front tire for loose stuff?
.Yes.

22. Originally Posted by fsrxc
Does the FR have the side-bite to make a good front tire for loose stuff?

i'll agree with shig and say yes. but......

i've had a few times of it not being so hot in front with sandy stuff on top of hardpack/rock. even messing with pressure, it seems to not like that type of stuff. love it for every other conditon i've had it in, front and rear.

try it out, see if you like it.

i'm also liking the weirwolf 2.5. it and the trailbear 2.5 are good choices in the same category, though are for sure smaller. i keep swapping all these tires around, and can't really find a fav; like them all. pretty much my daily tires, unless i'm doing a ride where i really want the full on DH tires.

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