PANARACER Pasela White tyre, £24.99, www.zyro.co.uk
A brand new retro colourway in the popular Pasela range that already offered 10 different options to suit 26in and 700c wheels. Although likely to prove a hit with classic builders and fixed-gear makeovers, we reckon this would easily handle crossover commuting/touring duties thanks to a tread pattern that works well in a variety of conditions and a tough kevlar ‘breaker’ underneath to prevent flats. It’s even managed some gentle ‘off-roading’ on hard-packed trails this summer. It weighs 490g, respectable for a ‘touring’ tyre with wire bead, and comes in 23c or 28c widths.
PROS perfect for retro builds
CONS doesn’t stay white for long, very tight to fit