Not unlike other brands, I've heard that older Panaracer Pasela tires ran slim when compared to their advertised width, probably a marketing ploy to get the weight down for its size - but I've also heard and read (on the internets..) that recent production has changed such that the widths are wider, more true to spec.
The cool thing about the Paselas is that they come in so many sizes. That's also the bad thing - none of the local bike shops carry them. I'm trying to determine the widest tire I can fit in my bike. Anyone out there with Paselas on your bike, can you report the width of the tire at its widest point, along with the spec'd width? Even better would be someone with the Pasela TG 700c x 28 - the size I'm aiming for - that would more than awesome.