Introduced in around 1994 the Panaracer Spike was a hard compound, soft ground specific, lightweight race tyre with an aggressive tread and skinwall finish. Fairly light at 565 grams the tyre’s race credential are confirmed by the writing on the sidewall which reads: “Spike tire is designed for competition use only. This tire should be used only for organized racing and competitive events upon a closed course.” – you wonder if they’d had some sort of problem with it and the lawyers got involved. Anyway, an odd and rare thing, new old stock but a little dry and it would benefit from a little bake in the oven.
- 26″ x 1.95″ (559)
- Front specific
- 565 grams
- Made in Japan
- Competition use only (I’ll be checking!)