In late April 2021, Panaracer announced two limited edition colors to their popular GravelKing tire lineup just in time for Spring. They’re available in Flamingo Pink and Pandy Blue.
These limited color launches have been a yearly tradition for Panaraer in recent years. According to Panaracer’s Jeff Zell,
“These limited edition tires have garnered a bit of a cult following in the bike scene, and it’s a fun challenge to come out with something different every year,”
“For 2021, we choose Pansy, because it’s a really beautiful and rich color that’s also rather unique, and pink because it has been the number-one requested color by Panaracer fans for a while now.”
They’re the same as the current GravelKing gravel tires which are made of Panaracer’s ZSG tire compound with 120 TPI construction and are tubeless-ready.
Both colors are available in the GravelKing SS, SK, and Slick thread patterns in 700×32 and 700×38 sizes.
- GravelKing Slick is smooth all around with barely any noticeable thread. They weigh 290g and 330g respectively.
- GravelKing SS (Semi Slick) has a smooth center section with rows of small knobs at the sides. They weigh 320g and 410g for 32c and 38c.
- GravelKing SK (Semi Knob) is the heaviest among all (380g and 420g) with small knobs all over the tires.