The Panaracer RiBMo PT tire is possibly one of the best training, commuting and harsh condition tire ever made. The reason is simple: it handles better than any tire in its class. It's not hard to make a durable tire that has long lasting tread, but try to produce a tire that has those qualities, yet has good handling manners. That is where the RiBMo shines. Simply put, when you compare the durability:performance ratio this tire has no equal.
Panaracer borrowed the AC/All Contact technology from the Race Type tire range to enhance performance. All Contact features a steeper angle and profile/shape of the tread from the center of the tire to the bead. When the tire rolls over to a lean angle, you get complete contact or All Contact for superb grip and stability. Special inverted grooves offer flex tread flex for added grip and proper syphoning in wet and inclement conditions. The tread compound itself is Panaracer's Mile Cruncher variety. It offers a good amount of grip and fast rolling properties while still offering the rider many, many miles of wear time. The combonation of All Contact and Mileage Cruncher tread is the secret to the RiBMos great performance.
For Durability, the RiBMo has a an 800Dpolyamide cord casing. It is almost twice as strong conventional tire casings. The 800D has good rigidity which decreases pinch flats and makes catastrophic sidewall cuts a thing of the past. Working in tandem with the 800D casing is the PT shield. The PT shield is a fabric layer that covers the casing protecting it from road debris. It is very similar to Kevlar, but with 3 times the puncture resistance and more flexibility, so it will not impede performance.
If you are in the market for a bomber training or commuting tire that offer excellent performance and technology the RiBMo is a great choice. Just because you want a durable tire, doesn't have to mean you have to be stuck with sub-standard performance anymore.