Kenda Krisp Older Tires

2.73/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.99


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Kenda Krisp


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by hmann a Weekend Warrior from Austin, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2003

Strengths:    cornering, sidewalls acceptable

Weaknesses:    punctures easily, strange footprint for a slick/semi-slick.

Bottom Line:   
My wife asked for a street tire on her new bike at the LBC, so they switched out the Chameleons which came with 2000 Fisher entry levels for these things. Lower rolling resistance, sure, but she rides the thing very sparingly on city streets and I'm patching tubes right and left. The rubber is impervious to NOTHING. Too slow to be a slick, to weak to be a semi-slick.

Buy the Mythos Slick if you are looking for something like this. Better tread pattern, tougher tire. I'd be very reluctant to buy Kenda after this experience.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Discovery Cycle

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos Slick

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Mamba (2000), stock dressing/parts

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Barrett Ishida a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu, HI

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2002

Strengths:    Knobby sides

Weaknesses:    Not-so-slick center region

Bottom Line:   
The Bottom Line is that the Kenda Krisp tires are QUASI semi-slick tires. The part that is supposed to be "slick" is not necessarily so and the tire is also wide for a semi slick tire which doesn't help cut down friction. The have worked fine for me on road and light off-road usage. I recently purchased the Continental Goliath semi slicks which ride much more like a semi-slick tire.

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Favorite Trail:   St. Louis Heights

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Continental Goliath

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F500

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Cliff Darby a Weekend Warrior from Pineville, Louisiana

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2002

Strengths:    slick

Weaknesses:    slick, they slip if you even think about shifting half a pound slightly forward.

Bottom Line:   
Great for i road man like me. But they slip on hiils. The side grips collect mud and rub. I think mine were made abnormally thick because i ran over and shattered a beer bottle. Glass stuck in them for about 50 feet! No punctures. These tires pretty much stink though. Upgrading to Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 's.

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Favorite Trail:   Ridden these 99% road.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with D60R

Similar Products Used:   20" slicks on BMX bikes (kinda similar i guess.

Bike Setup:   D60R

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2001

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Horrible propensity to puncture. I've been using them during the summers for the past two years (I ride year round in Minneapolis, but these surely wouldn't do in the winter), and all I ever do is fix punctures...

Bottom Line:   
For the price, I guess I can't complain too loudly. However, I've already wasted the money I saved by not buying good tires on patch kits and tubes...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nathan a Cross Country Rider from Holland

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2000

Strengths:    Low cost, reasonably durable, smooooth!

Weaknesses:    Sidewalls not very resitant to 'snakebite', so keep the pressure up (3,5 bar minimum).
Overall quality and finish.


Bottom Line:   
In summer i switch from Panaracer Dart/Smoke hardcore, to these green 'grippers'. I like the low rolling-resistance and the positive steering-response on hard/sandy surfaces
(i use 'm both front and rear). I would not recommend these tires to those of u riding hardtails, as they lack grip on steep hills especially while pedalling standing-up.
So far i've had no punctures, pretty good i'd say!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Michelin semi-slicks

Bike Setup:   Merida Redskins (fullsuspension), SRAM 9.0, LX/STX-RC, Vuelta Airline 3 rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steele a Weekend Warrior from Saginaw

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2000

Strengths:    Low Price.
Rolls easilyeven in softer dirt.
Great for road trips.
used for 300 miles on road with no signs of wear whatsoever, not bad considering my weight.
God only knows how many miles off road I put on , but it has been alot.


Weaknesses:    Poor traction off road in anything but rock hard dirt.



Bottom Line:   
Overall a great tire for what it was designed for
Holds up well, get it if you do alot of roading
For SERIOUS off roading in varying conditions suck as mud or realy high hills, pass it up.
Great for roadies, or weeekend people, or fat people like myself. I will probably replace my tires with the same ones.
I am 210 Lbs and these tires have taken alot of off road abuse that they probably never were intended to endure.
I'd even recomend the cheap bike they came with(with new wheels, and chain.)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   nothing similar

Bike Setup:   Cheap but surprisingly ride-able and durable wal-mart special(Mongoose D-60R)I have replaced with upgrades the wheels, gears(same range but more evenly dispursed gears, to fit the cartrige wheels) and the chain.
Not my first bike but the price was right for a replacement and it was the cheapest full suspension that I could attach my Burley to and the components seemed ok.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by robey a Weekend Warrior from Arkansas

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2000

Strengths:    great for road, gravel, and some dirt

Weaknesses:    sucks when wet or slick easy penetration in the middle of tire many flats espacially on road where glass is present

Bottom Line:   
okay i guess but wouldn't recommend them for replacement if your bike comes with them try'em out see how you like them

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Favorite Trail:   the same one used for the ozark challenge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   first time used anything like it

Bike Setup:   mongoose D-60r

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Raj Singh a Weekend Warrior from Fairfax, VA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Road


Weaknesses:    
Off road
No traction
Tires slip when wet


Bottom Line:   
If you get a mongoose and want to go off road get rid of the tires....I think you should buy WTB tires they wear really well and if it more for off rode but really good on on rode

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
WTB VolciraptorGREAT TIRES


Bike Setup:   
Came with my Mongoose

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by biker a Cross-Country Rider from toronto,ontario

Date Reviewed: November 10, 1999

Strengths:    
fast
light
does not retain mud or dog crap
inexpensive


Weaknesses:    
considering it is a slick not designed for mud.
at the time of purchase no kevlar version available


Bottom Line:   
great slick tire, very fast with smooth rolling feel.
Tires are slicks and not designed for mud or winter like conditions.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
gt
xt components

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Liquid Man a Weekend Warrior from Aberdeen, MD

Date Reviewed: October 31, 1999

Strengths:    
Great Touring Tire


Weaknesses:    
SUCK Off-road!


Bottom Line:   
If you bought your MTB to tour with then these are the tires for you! They look cool with the side bites are roll fast on hard pack and pavement. If you ever plan on going off-road with your MTB and you have Kenda Krisp tires, consider hiking instead! My first trip out, they fishtailed on every semi-muddy corner, they spun-out on steep hills, and they slipped off of wet rocks on the stream crossings. NOT a good tire IMHO! But, what do you expect wwhen it comes standard on a Wal-Mart special MTB?!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Continental Atlanta, Continental Montana


Bike Setup:   
Mongoose D-60R (Work in progress...)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bloody Shins MacGee a Cross-Country Rider from Kentucky

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Light
No rolling resistance
Cheap
Long Wearing


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
These semi-slicks are great. Good tires on hard pack and on dry rocks and rooty ground. They suck in the mud, but hey, don't ride slicks in the mud. They came on a cheap Mongoose I bought for the girlfriend; when I took them off and mounted her 'raptors I stored 'em until I needed some semis and mine were bald. So, I tried these on my stumpy.. what a pleasant surprise. Great tire for a great price.

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Favorite Trail:   
Anything dirt

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
All kinds of MTB Tires



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