Kona break and enter Older Tires

2.27/5 (11 Reviews)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by BC from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2001

Strengths:    They endured a long time, longer that I should have let them

Weaknesses:    Tread was breaking off from the beginning.
Hard tread compound make wet, roots or rocks in combination with cornering absolutely terrifying.


Bottom Line:   
Kona Break and Enter are a pretty poor tires. For the longest time I thought I wasn't getting some basic skills down when riding in wet conditions. People I ride with suggested to get different tires. Ever since I changes tires, life's been MUCH better!

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Favorite Trail:   Tryon Park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   orginal equipment on Kona

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos XC (wire & Kevlar)

Bike Setup:   Kona Lava Dome with lots of new pieces...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by alex a Weekend Warrior from florida

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Strengths:    came with the Cinder Cone.

Weaknesses:    tires were totally gone after a 1 week bike trip to the mountains in georgia, they did not last at all.

Bottom Line:   
If they come on your bike get a few rides in on them and then get some new ones. I really like the Maxxis tires, I havnt had any problems with them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   maxxis - very good

Bike Setup:   Kona Cinder Cone - was stock at the time when I had these tires on it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by IndyIan a Cross Country Rider from Peterborough, On

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

Strengths:    I only got the break (rear) Climbs super well, brakes well and drifts nicely on the corners, hasn't pinch flatted (i'm ~190lbs) Works well even though it looks half destroyed.

Weaknesses:    The rubber is soft and some of the knobs are partially broken but it still works. Don't use as a front tire! very scary handling, yes I was dumb.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best tire setup I've had with the fire XC on front and the break on the back. Very well balanced handling with super climbing and braking.
I don't mind that they look chewed up as they still work good. Heck it makes me look like a burly, tire shredding, biking maniac.

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Favorite Trail:   Shroom Zoom

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Ride On!

Similar Products Used:   Some sort of ritchey tires with a bit of center tread that came on my bike. They didn't work as well when they were worn.

Bike Setup:   Z4 Panaracer fire XC on front.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brandon a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO USA

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap, good in the mud

Weaknesses:    wears out very quickly

Bottom Line:   
These tires wear out too quickly. I am looking at replacing them very soon. The center knobbies are cracking and falling off. Bad. However, these guys still get the job done. It's just that you wouldn't want to keep them too long if you were doing serious riding.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Geax, Tioga, etc.

Bike Setup:   98 Kona NuNu, STX cranks, Z2 Bam, XT/LX mix, ritchey clipless

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dennis a Weekend Warrior from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2000

Strengths:    Nice tread design. Does really well in the mud especially with lower tire pressure.

Weaknesses:    Compound is too soft, Wear is not as good as it should be, and they are not nearly tough enough for serious riding.

Bottom Line:   
Would not recommend to anyone who is doing some serious riding. they are just not tough enough.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   tioga and maxxis

Bike Setup:   98 Kona Cinder Cone stx-rc front/LX rear derall, Z3 BAM 80 Bomber shocks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Trev Simpson a Weekend Warrior from Stoney Creek, Ontario

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2000

Strengths:    Good tread design, overall good grip, cornering etc.

Weaknesses:    wear REALLY quickly.

Bottom Line:   
The Tires worked great until I went to Quebec on a bus trip. By the end of the weekend all the dual slalom and Down Hill riding ripped majoraty of the treads from the middle of the tire. Anyone who rides on gravel rail trail would love them.

2 chillis for value (Kona could have provided better)

3 chillis for the cornering and overall PROFORMANCE (not durabillity)

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Favorite Trail:   anything fast and windy

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Master Contol, michellen wild grippers

Bike Setup:   98.5 Kona Muni Mula w/syncros riser, race face system, XT drivetrain and brakes, grip shift plasma shifters, BMX flat pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Pete Watson a Cross Country Rider from Dunsford, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2000

Strengths:    Cheep, Not too heavy

Weaknesses:    Poor grip, mediocre durability, skinny

Bottom Line:   
These tires aren't as bad as some say. Sure, they're not top quality, but what do you expect stockwise? As for durability, I ride both on and off road on these tires, and they've held up o.k.
I wouldn't buy these tires, but I'm not about to get another pair.

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Favorite Trail:   McSh*t

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis kraken, Michelin hot-s

Bike Setup:   Kona Fire mountain, Manitou SX-S

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by freerider from CANADA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2000

Strengths:    umm strengths, thats a joke right.

Weaknesses:    everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
these tires suck i had them for 2.5 weeks and i had ripped a hole in them because the were so bald. I dont recomend this tire to anybody. there bikes rock but there tires suck.
there also really skinny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I only give these tires 1 because its the lowest it goes i personally rate these (-40).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   nothing is that bad!!

Bike Setup:   kona

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ray a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2000

Strengths:    Good looks

Weaknesses:    Wear too fast
not wide enough front


Bottom Line:   
These tires suck the horses c*nt, they wore out on me within 2 weeks of riding. Front want so bad but the rear tire was sh1t.

DONT BUY EM

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Favorite Trail:   Hospital Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Other tires

Bike Setup:   Stock 99 Kona lava dome, New tires, Tioga factory slicks, much better and better wear rate

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Deuce Bigalow a Weekend Warrior from Beantown

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Everything, nobbies on the rear wore off in about two weeks! Came stock with my Kona Caldera, have since upgraded with Tioga factory slicks, much better. I notice Kona has not put these tires on any of their 00' models, hmmmm interesting.

Bottom Line:   
These tires suck, the only positive thing I can say about them is......they really suck.

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Favorite Trail:   The Fells

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Kona Caldera, lx\xt, Bomber Z-4.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by adam a cross-country rider from burlington, on

Date Reviewed: July 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   

ok, these things came stock on my KONA EXPLOSIF. Ive only been riding them for about a month but they seem great. the wear seems decent. they clime and coner well. mud clearence is amazing. my last tires were IRC Mythos w/ kevlar. these tires seem way better. i reccomend 'em

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