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Panaracer Flataway Kevlar Puncture Protection

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Product Description

The Panaracer Flataway tyre liner is a handy shield which fits between your tyre and inner tube, creating the cycling tyre equivalent of a bullerproof vest. It's made from Kevlar fibres which are tightly spun together and is light and supple. Place it between your casing and your tube and ride with more security.

Key Features:

    • It is produced From Kevlar fibres that are spun together to produce a bullet-proof vest type shield for your tyres
    • Flataway is light and supple puncture protection
    • Suitable for: 26", 700c or 29" Wheels

Panaracer Flataway Kevlar Puncture Protection Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.9
out of 5
3.94
Build Quality
4.17
Performance
4
Value For Money
3.58

Customer Reviews (6)

0
Truly useless!

Had this in my tyres for a 6 months and it just does not work. Just as many punctures as before I put it in (riding in London and trails, good tyres but more road focused so quite soft rubber) It now just looks like disintegrated soft fluff inside the tyre - anything that gets through the tyre - thorns, tiny bits of gravel etc - this offers no further protection. Find a a different product or buy tyres with built in protection

Had this in my tyres for a 6 months and it just does not work. Just as many punctures as before I put it in (riding in London and trails, good tyres but more road focused so quite soft rubber) It now just looks like disintegrated soft fluff inside the tyre - anything that gets through the tyre - thorns, tiny bits of gravel etc - this offers no further protection. Find a a different product or buy tyres with built in protection

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0.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 0.5/5
Performance: 0.5/5
Value For Money: 0.5/5
4
The best strips I've ever used.

These strips have stopped all nature of stuff trying to penetrate. Just try cutting one with a knife or scissors you'll discover just how tough they are! I even tried driving a small tack nail and couldn't get to go through. The only thing I don't like about these is that they can only be used one time and are discarded when the tire is wore out, which is why I gave it 3 stars for value because they are pricey just to be thrown away. I do like the fact they use a sticky substance on one side so the strip will stick to the tire without moving around when you go to install the tube in the tire. They also are the lightest strips on the market. Regardless I have purchased these over and over because they work better then any other strip I've tried, but I only use them on the rear tire because that's where the majority of flats occur.

These strips have stopped all nature of stuff trying to penetrate. Just try cutting one with a knife or scissors you'll discover just how tough they are! I even tried driving a small tack nail and couldn't get to go through. The only thing I don't like about these is that they can only be used one time and are discarded when the tire is wore out, which is why I gave it 3 stars for value because they are pricey just to be thrown away. I do like the fact they use a sticky substance on one side so the strip will stick to the tire without moving around when you go to install the tube in the tire. They also are the lightest strips on the market. Regardless I have purchased these over and over because they work better then any other strip I've tried, but I only use them on the rear tire because that's where the majority of flats occur.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
4
Worth trying

Fitted to a 29er MTB tyre - haven't stopped punctures entirely as they only cover the central portion so can still puncture at the sides. Easy to fit and I no real downside, so worth trying.

Fitted to a 29er MTB tyre - haven't stopped punctures entirely as they only cover the central portion so can still puncture at the sides. Easy to fit and I no real downside, so worth trying.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Very light

These are extremely light and easy to fit. Time will tell but after lots of punctures there is little to lose.

These are extremely light and easy to fit. Time will tell but after lots of punctures there is little to lose.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Panaracer Flataway

Have been using this for a few years now and can honestly say it has worked for me. I do 1000 miles a year in Hungary alone and with their poor roads I am still without a flat ! They can wear your tubes over time causing a slow flat so check your tubes from time to time. still worth using this stuff in the long run though.

Have been using this for a few years now and can honestly say it has worked for me. I do 1000 miles a year in Hungary alone and with their poor roads I am still without a flat ! They can wear your tubes over time causing a slow flat so check your tubes from time to time. still worth using this stuff in the long run though.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Reliable puncture protection

Ive used the 26" mtb version on 2 bikes combined with Dr Sludge tubes and have avoided flat or deflating tyres for 23 years. The bikes have travelled on roads pavements grass canal paths bridleways gravel single track. Before installing these products punctures were regular events. The tape is easy to install. It provides a barrier in the centre of the tyre so the walls are still vulnerable. It adds a little weight but our bikes are not light anyway. Maybe I've been lucky but its definitely worth a try.

Ive used the 26" mtb version on 2 bikes combined with Dr Sludge tubes and have avoided flat or deflating tyres for 23 years. The bikes have travelled on roads pavements grass canal paths bridleways gravel single track. Before installing these products punctures were regular events. The tape is easy to install. It provides a barrier in the centre of the tyre so the walls are still vulnerable. It adds a little weight but our bikes are not light anyway. Maybe I've been lucky but its definitely worth a try.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Tyres Guide

What type of tyre do I need? 

It’s best to choose a bike tyre based on the type of riding you’re going to be doing.  

Road bike tyres 

Road bike tyres are identified by a smooth tread pattern and narrow width for speed and efficiency.  

Mountain bike tyres 

MTB tyres are much wider with chunky tread for added grip on off-road conditions.  

Hybrid/ commuter tyres 

These tyres will often blend characteristics from road and MTB tyres with added puncture protection for daily durability.  

Does tyre width matter?  

Thin tyres are fastest as they have low rolling resistance and are more aerodynamically profiled.  

Wide tyres are more comfortable and stable due to the increased contact patch with the ground.  

How to check your current tyre size? 

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2.  

The first figure is the tyre diameter (size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622.

The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
 700c road bike wheels
 18-622  700 x 18C
 23-622  700 x 23C
 25-622  700 x 25C
 28-622  700 x 28C
 32-622  700 x 32C
 37-622  700 x 35C
 47-622  700 x 47C
 26" mountain bike wheels
 50-559  26 x 1.9
 54-559  26 x 2.1
 55-559  26 x 2.2
 58-559  26 x 2.35
  27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
 50-584  27.5 x 1.95
 54-584  27.5 x 2.1
 57-584  27.5 x 2.25
 29" mountain bike wheels  
 50-622  29 x 2.0
 54-622  29 x 2.1
 55-622  29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?   

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).  

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.  

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide 

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5” 

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.  

How wide is too wide  

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance. 

Measure the following areas on your frame: 

Fork crown (top) 

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them) 

Chainstays 

Seatstays 

Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.  

What is the best type of tyre for daily riding? 

If you’re commuting, riding and training daily you’ll want a tyre with some form of puncture resistance. 

Puncture resistance often comes in the form of a harder or thicker rubber compound, or a protective layer running underneath the tread pattern.  

What are tubeless tyres 

Tubeless tyres do not have an inner tube. The tyre and rim of your wheel (you need a tubeless ready rim) create an airtight seal with the valve directly mounted on the rim. 

You can run these tyres at lower pressures for an improved ride quality. A bigger contact with the ground means you have improved traction when cornering. 

Tubeless tyres often come with liquid sealant that creates a seal that may heal itself on a small puncture so you can keep riding home.  

Delivery & Guarantee

Christmas Delivery

We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery.

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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