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Kenda Kharisma II Tire

4/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 570 grams

Product Description

  • All-conditions cross-country tire
  • Low profile knobby tread
  • L3R lightweight rubber compound

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbfreedom a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2008

Strengths:    Makes an excellent training tire. Rolls fast and smooth on gravel roads but still is grippy and predictable on most single track trails. Wears slowly. The price is great.

Weaknesses:    This tire is to heavy for x-country racing but thats not its intended use

Bottom Line:   
Buy this tire as an all around training tire for xc. It wears well and is capable in most situations with-out being super heavy and expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Bike Tires Direct

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos, WTB Velociraptor, Panaracer Fire Pro

Bike Setup:   Kona Exposif Scandium, with a rock shox reba and all xtr along with race face crank, thompson seatpost, hugi 1540 wheelset.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cxfahrer a Weekend Warrior from Leipzig Eastgermany

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2008

Strengths:    rolls good, grip is very good (for a CC tire), fits the rim ;.)

Weaknesses:    a bit to sleek for a 2.0, looks retro...

Bottom Line:   
for the litte money i paid (18 Euros the pair!)i got a tire, that has a very low rolling resistance and really good grip.

I have the LRC folding bed version.

Because there is so much rubber on the tread, it weighs a tad too much. So I cut a little bit off the tread on front, which also gives a profile that is more like the old IRC Mythos front.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   online shop

Similar Products Used:   a lot

Bike Setup:   Singlespeed bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by snoskier16 a Racer from Northern CT, USA

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2008

Strengths:    This tire is pretty much a similar tread pattern to WTB's Velociraptor front. I first started using this with my Velociraptor rear, but found myself keeping it on no matter what was on the rear. It is very predictable and provides adequate traction in most conditions.

Weaknesses:    For an all-conditions tire like it is, it works well in many situations, but doesn't quite master them all. A bit sketchy in sand, but what tire isn't?

Bottom Line:   
For a tire I got for free, I can't say anything bad about it. It has been on my bike since the day I got it no matter what the trails looked like. Mud, sand, hardpack; it handles it all in a pretty light package.

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Favorite Trail:   Winding Trails Race Course

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Race give-away

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Fire XC Pro, Kenda Karma, WTB Primal Raptor

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XC with Race Face, Thompson, and XTR goodies.

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