Kenda Kwick Older Tires

2.6/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 445 grams MSRP : $25.00


Product Description

  • Aggressive semi-slick tread
  • Strong side-knobs for dependability in the turns
  • Size: 26 x 1.7, 1.95 and 700c for cyclocross
  • Wire or Kevlar


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by cassava a Weekend Warrior from Jakarta, Indonesia

    Date Reviewed: November 13, 2011

    Strengths:    It rolls very well on tarmac and dry soil.

    Weaknesses:    It lost its traction on wet soil, mire

    Bottom Line:   
    It’s dependable on tarmac and dry soil but the worst thing will happen when you meet the wet soil, mire or the wet rooty section of the track. Not recommended for AM but works very well for the weekend warrior like me. :D

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    Favorite Trail:   JPG, UI wood

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   FREE. it's given awa

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ignitor

    Bike Setup:   Wimcycle C-One

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by victor a Cross Country Rider from Julian

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

    Strengths:    Accelerate very fast. Climbs great. Best on rocky hardpack, but have also proven capable on soggy ruts. I use them on a single speed rigid mtb and have had great results. I use a tire liner for flat protection and run @ 80 psi.

    Weaknesses:    Not great on sand.

    Bottom Line:   
    I will never go back to FAT tires again. Being able to climb like this makes my rides much more fun.

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    Favorite Trail:   Big Laguna

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   traded a set of Neve

    Similar Products Used:   Other Kenda tires.

    Bike Setup:   SS 29er rigid with cyclocross tires. Loads o' fun!!!

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by tri wibowo a Cross Country Rider from indonesia

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

    Strengths:    good

    Weaknesses:    little slippery

    Bottom Line:   
    ok

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    Favorite Trail:   Giant

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   pacific

    Bike Setup:   by my self

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by MNExplorer a Weekend Warrior from Burnsville, MN

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2010

    Strengths:    Smooth ride on pavement.

    Weaknesses:    Weak side walls. Too many flats for the miles and surfaces I have ridden on.

    Bottom Line:   
    This woould be a good tire if you ride it only on paved or really well groomed trails. If you take it off those you run the rsk of having a side wall go out on you, like I did. These tires have been the only downside to this bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   lots

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came on my Raleigh M

    Bike Setup:   Standard off the rack Mjave 2.0, no modifications.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by dabomber a Cross Country Rider from Szeged, Hungary

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2010

    Bottom Line:   
    These are the worst tires i've ever used.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   mhervis =)


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by NorCal Bike Guy a Racer from San Mateo, CA

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2008

    Strengths:    Absolutely the best race tire, providing you know how to ride a bike. Lightest useable tire you're going to find anywhere. Incredible speed due to exceptionally low rolling resistance. Excellent traction except in wet mud, but hey, nothing gets traction in wet mud. I'm buying extra sets just in cse they stop making them.

    Weaknesses:    Sure they might slide around a bit in the crners, but once the side knobs dig in, your bike is on rails until you release yourself out of the turn. Sure you might get a flat riding over glass, but why the hell would you want to ride over glass?

    Bottom Line:   
    Exceptionally fast, light high performance tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   Skeggs Point

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Speed Goat

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey speedmax (Alpha, Omega, and mudmax). Ride in Norther California and Ontario Canada.

    Bike Setup:   Yeti ASR and Trek 8500

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Texas

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2003

    Strengths:    None to speak of.

    Weaknesses:    Shiatty tire. I kept the pressure between 70-75lbs, rode them mostly on asphalt with a small daily dose of hardpack, and the sidewall blew out where the bead meets the nylon/rubber crap. Do not spend a dime on this junk.

    Bottom Line:   
    As stated above - these tires are bottom-feeders. I've never had ANY tire give way as quickly as these. Matter of fact, I've never had a tire this shiatty - EVER. Kenda has a lot of work to do in order to gain any traction in this part of the market. Pun intended.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Looking for advice...

    Bike Setup:   03 Bianchi Axis

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Lyndon a Weekend Warrior from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    Date Reviewed: April 27, 2003

    Strengths:    It was free, that's the only reason it's on my bike. The sidewall blew off my old tire in the middle of a tour, and someone was kind enough to give me this one.

    Weaknesses:    Flats. Lots of flats. Poor grip on anything wet. I can make my back tire spin out on level ground.

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't buy these unless the ground you're riding on is perfectly dry without debris. Where I'm from, if you have to dodge glass to avoid flats, then you can't really ride anywhere. Glass has an amazing ability to hide in the gravel that's thrown on icy streets. Traction is terrible. I would be very angry if I'd spent one cent on this. The guy who gave me mine must've been chuckling.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything where the wind's at my back

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer XC pro, Tioga stock

    Bike Setup:   Bar bike that I can leave wherever without fear of theft.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 6, 2002

    Strengths:    good on paths and gravel

    Weaknesses:    slide in mud and over roots

    Bottom Line:   
    not bad until you hit a trail with roots and mud

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   Kenda Kenetics (they're the best)

    Bike Setup:   2002 Norco Charger

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by scott silvers a Cross Country Rider from novi, michigan

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002

    Strengths:    came with cyclocrosser, kona jake the snake. Didnt realize how good they were til I replaced them with some Geax Reverts.

    Weaknesses:    Would like to see a wider version for cyclocrossing

    Bottom Line:   
    Cyclocrossers! this is a decent tire that grips way better than it has a right to when using it off-road. Its fast on pavement and has just enuff knob to do it off road. Great "thin" tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   highland

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   Geax Revert, avocet

    Bike Setup:   2001 kona jake the snake cyclocrosser

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by John a Racer from Appleton, WI

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

    Strengths:    They hold air.

    Weaknesses:    The worst tire I've ever used. I used for 1 hour & took them off for good.

    Bottom Line:   
    I puchased these these as a recommendation from my LBS. I seriously questioned the brand and the comeback was "They're the largest tire mfr. in the world, so they can't make junk..." I'm sorry, but after one 15 mile pre-ride lap on dry ground at the 24 Hours of 9 Mile I can honestly say I could not control my bike at any speed, on any terrain. My teammates wondered what my problem was!! DO NOT BUY THESE EVEN FROM THE BARGAIN BIN!

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Wheel & Sprocket

    Similar Products Used:   13 years of every possible combination

    Bike Setup:   CC...The way I like it

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jer Thomas a Cross Country Rider from SW Ontario

    Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Cost effecient, good all around tire for a ratio of 50/50 street/trail. Smooth, quiet, decent street handling, OK on dirt, OK on gravel. Awesome looking tire, love that red stripe on the side wall.

    Weaknesses:    terrible in mud (yeah, semislick), Positively SUCKS in rain on ashphalt, wont even hook up unless moderately applying torque. The KENDA KWIK insignia on the left sidewall with the racing flag patter is QUEER! looks like something off a toddler's trike.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you have read these reviews and think it sounds like a tire for you then buy it. If it doesn't sound like the tire for your needs then don't. Obviously.

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    Favorite Trail:   any set of train tracks

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $18.00

    Purchased At:   Canadian Tire

    Similar Products Used:   Loud, crappy, poor handling tires of a questionable brand that were on my jeep when I aqcuired her.

    Bike Setup:   2000 Jeep Renegade, full suspension, rear monroe coilover.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by sean penn a Weekend Warrior from somewhere,in,australia

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    these tires don't grip regardless of the surface.. too many crashes, too sore. replaced with a pair of REAL tyres..

    Bottom Line:   
    don't go fast!!

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    Favorite Trail:   all

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   somestore

    Bike Setup:   R.M frame,sun big M fat,xt disc hubs,azonic bar

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

    Date Reviewed: September 30, 2001

    Strengths:    Good on hardpacked ground and open fire trails

    Weaknesses:    Lousy on rocky ground (like creek beds). I've shredded rear sidewalls twice on fist-sized rocky ground because the tyres can't stand sliding off them. Lousy in mud (but semislicks are anyway) or slippery track.

    Bottom Line:   
    Inexpensive tyres which are good on road and hard,open fire trails. But the sidewalls give out on anything beyond billiard table roughness. They can be good if used only on the front with something a bit more aggressive and substantial on the back. For the price, they are good if you don't intend getting into the rough stuff.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pennant Hills/Lane Cove National Park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Came on Shogun Prairie Breaker

    Similar Products Used:   WTB VelociRaptors

    Bike Setup:   Shogun PrairieBreaker

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Karl a Weekend Warrior from SW Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Cheaper than a cheap thing, they are lasting some good miles, surprisingly good off road for being a semi slick, easy to mount, red pinstripe matches my bikes paint and although I don't know exactly what they weight, they feel light.

    Weaknesses:    Not good in mud, but then a semi-slick has no business being in mud, so there.

    Bottom Line:   
    An excellent tire for any hardpack but one that also works suprisingly well on moist ground. Toss in the down to earth price and I think we have ourselves a winner. 5 hotties for value since they are so damned cheap, and 4 overall just because they aren't great in snotty stuff - even though it IS a semi slick, it's hard to stay outta the snot when on the trails.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fanshawe Lake loop

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Canadian tire

    Similar Products Used:   OEM tires that came with my bike.

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX-760.

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