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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    As pointed out above, if you’re going into the unknown, you’re likely going to get the same reliability or quality although the tire might be made to a different spec.
    Understood. I've just heard others compare the two and suggest they were the same tire at different price points, as in "they're both Panaracer, why pay for the Compass name?".

    Oh yeah, the tires formerly known as Compass are now Rene Herse.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    It isn't always fun either. I get your point but with the OP asking about tires for a gravel bike I think it's n/a because avoiding what is likely to cause flats on gravel ( rocks) really isn't a realistic option. The whole point of a gravel bike is to find those roads not avoid them.

    Paying attention is off course a good idea but I think that's kinda a given for most people. I don't get many flats but with about 10k miles a year I can't recall ever getting one where the cause is anything I say "I should/could have seen that" about.
    I stand corrected. When I responded with my post I was thinking road(paved).

    I managed to put a drywall screw thru a front tire a couple of years ago, and still can't understand how I managed to not see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    Just ordered the panaracer gravel kings. seemed like a more sensible tire than the compass based on price and puncture resistance and I hope to start doing more gravel riding finally come this spring
    I wouldn't mind hearing what you think of them compared to Compass if you get a chance to update this thread after a few rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I stand corrected. When I responded with my post I was thinking road(paved).

    I managed to put a drywall screw thru a front tire a couple of years ago, and still can't understand how I managed to not see it.
    will do, could be a while though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I wouldn't mind hearing what you think of them compared to Compass if you get a chance to update this thread after a few rides.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    will do, could be a while though.
    Restored order, I think.
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    Having a pair of Compass tires, I'm not impressed with the tire beads. I think they stretch. I had a devil of a time getting my tires to seat after they were on the wheels for a long time and I had to take them off and put them back on. They obviously stretched a bit. Couple that with the low pressure recommendation of 60 psi.

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