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Panaracer Flataway Kevlar Puncture Protection

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Please note: View 'Tyres Guide' below for ETRTO Sizing

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

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Panaracer Flataway Kevlar Puncture Protection Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.9
out of 5
3.94
Build Quality
4.17
Performance
3.92
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

Inner Tubes Guide

 

Inner Tubes Guide

 

How To Choose The Right Inner Tubes For You

It's inevitable you'll get a puncture at some point. When you do you'll need a spare bike inner tube with you. Use our simple bicycle inner tube guide to discover the right type for your bike.


Wheel size diameter on tyre sidewall for correct inner tube sizing

What Size Inner Tube Do I Need?

Before buying a new bicycle inner tube, you'll want to make sure it will fit your wheel rims. The easiest way to do this is by looking at the tyres on your bike. On the sidewall you'll see a combination of digits such as:

700x28c (road wheel) or 27.5x2.2 (mountain bike wheel)

The first figure is the diameter of your wheel, the latter is the width of your tyre.

Inner tubes will fit just one wheel size, so you'll need to match your new tube to your wheel diameter. However, inner tubes will cover a range of tyre widths.

On a product page you'll find inner tubes are labelled with a series of digits:

  • 700 x 23-28c (for road bike tubes)
  • 29 x 1.75-2.4" (for mountain bike tubes)

The first figure is your wheel diameter while the second two figures are the tyre widths the inner tube can be used with. As long as you match your wheel diameter, and your tyre width falls within the range stated, the tube will fit.



ETRTO bike tyre sizing can be found on tyre sidewall

ETRTO Sizing

When looking at the side wall of your tyre you may see a combination of digits such as 54-559 or 23-622.

This is ETRTO sizing but we recommend you use the Imperial/Metric sizing above as most cycle inner tubes we stock use this standard.

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

Schrader & Presta Valve Compatibility

The easiest way to determine if you need a Presta or Schrader inner tube valve is to again look at your current bike inner tube.

Schrader Valve

Schrader Valve

Easily identified by the 'car type' stubby profile. These valves are often found on entry-level bikes which run on lower tyre pressures such as mountain bikes.

Presta Valve

Presta Valve

Have a long and narrow profile. They have a central core you unscrew before inflating the tube.

Presta valves are often used on road bikes which run at higher tyre pressures. These valves come in a range of lengths. Longer valves are designed for use with deep section aero rims.

The Benefits Of Self-Sealing Inner Tubes

Punctures are inevitable. Instead of having to lug around spare inner tubes with you, you can opt for a self-sealing inner tube. These bike inner tubes are delivered with tube sealant already inside. When you get a puncture the sealant will plug the gap so you can keep riding.

Delivery & Guarantee

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 in the 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.