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Kenda Slant Six Tire

3.56/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $32.98

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Kenda John Tomac Signature Series Slant Six Tire. One of the winningest XC tread designs out there, the Slant Six is a perfect blend of super grippy tread compound and fast tread pattern. Designed by World Champion John Tomac, the Slant Six would be a wel

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2013

Strengths:    Climbing on steep hardpack

Weaknesses:    Squirrely on downhill

Bottom Line:   
This is a great climbing tire. You can go up a steep hill with little to no slippage!
I use this tire primarily on the back for climbing, and i use a 2.3 WTB timberwolf in front for steering grip and the ability to plow through anything. The slant six is s little squirelly downhill and braking of course isn't the best. Also my treadwear is diminishing quicker than i want.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by babyjames009

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2013

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    heavy, slow rolling , cornering, rear tire washes out under breaking to easy .

Bottom Line:   
used as a rear tire .. 26x2.35 .. its heavy and rolls kinda slow ... traction in the corners wasnt very good , washes out .. switched to Cont X King 2.2 RS and its worlds better in the rear .

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JHart94949

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2013

Strengths:    lLittle Resistance

Weaknesses:    Cornering

Bottom Line:   
This tire roles well, I was a little let down when it came to cornering on loose over hardpack. I had to let a ton of air out to get the cornering I wanted. This tire came on my bike and I might even switch before they are worn out....something I never do...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by hurricanejoel a Racer

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2012

Strengths:    Fast rolling.

Weaknesses:    Cornering, braking, sidewall weakness.

Bottom Line:   
Tried this tire as a slightly more aggressive alternative to the SB8. They roll a little slower, and I find them less inspiring while riding aggressively, much to my surprise. Already showing signs of wear after 3 rides.

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Similar Products Used:   SB8, Larsen, Crossmark

Bike Setup:   Blur TRc, 1x10.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ChewynMe a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    Corner Grip (what it is intended for no)

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I refuse to add mus shedding as a weakness because this is not the tire for that. To be honest, this is a SUPER all around tire. I have been riding it up front for a couple of weeks, and I love it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Wood

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2012

Strengths:    Consistent solid traction on the climbs. Great middle ground between the Nevegal and the small block 8.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't shed mud like the Nevegal

Bottom Line:   
Love this tire. Enables me to increase my speed on the downhills with more control and keep the same level of traction on the climbs as the small block 8.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flying 1960 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2012

Strengths:    Grab like crazy, climbed an 8% grade that was all loose sand, no problem. Grips in corners better than my Maxxis Ignitors.
I am riding fully rigid and the 29 x 2.2 just float over everything.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest and a bit slow on pavement

Bottom Line:   
Great all around tire for the money

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm riding

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Bike Setup:   Canfield Bros Nimble 9 SS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Koin a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2012

Strengths:    This review is for the 26X2.1 DTC tires. These tires are awesome! Great traction and decent cornering. Good all around tire. Can handle light mud. Round profile.

Weaknesses:    I slid out once while cornering pretty fast. Might've been my fault though. Not great in mud, tends to lose traction. After 14 miles and a dozen or so jumps, I found my front tube had a slow leak. I hit plenty of small stumps and sticks between jumps. The jumps were not hard landing though.

Bottom Line:   
These tires are great for the money. I paid $60 for the pair. I was looking at these or Maxxis Ikons which also have good reviews. I settled on these tires for the price. Much less than the price of the Ikons and just as many good reviews. The tread pattern doesn't look too aggressive but the tire is by no means a pavement tire. SOOOOO much better than my previous tires (some Specialized Crossroads - great on pavement and short grass). I give these tires 5 chilis for the value cause they rock. 4 Overall rating since they tend to lose traction in mud. Haven't tried these tires tubeless, but once I can afford a Stans kit I'll give it a shot.

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Favorite Trail:   River Legacy

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Got dealer price fro

Similar Products Used:   Stock Bontrager tires on Trek HTs

Bike Setup:   Motobecane Fantom Pro DS, Ritchey Rizer SC bars, Raceface Evolve stem, Marzocchi Z1 Drop-Off 1 fork, Rockshox RT3 shock, Shimano centerlock disc hubs w/ Shimano M416 mechanical disc calipers and Velocity VXC rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GatorB a All Mountain Rider from Mims, Florida

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2012

Strengths:    This is for the 29x2.2 Great Grip, large volume, transitions in corners well

Weaknesses:    Rolls a little slower than I would like. Not tubeless ready.

Bottom Line:   
I like these tires for everything but soft sand. They grip really well, almost as well as the Nevegal so I run them front and back for XC and swap the front for a Nevegal for more all mountain trails. I did like the Hutch Python on the back better for climbing and RR but the slant six has more volume and corners better. I was surprised how well these griped in the corners at speed with the front at 23 psi and the rear at 30. I weigh 170 lbs. My only complaint is they are not tubeless.

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Favorite Trail:   John Brown (Santos)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, Hutch python, Pan Rampage

Bike Setup:   Trek Rumblefish 29er, 1x10, other bells and whistles.

Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

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Spec. Butcher Control paired with Kenda Slant Six (Aggressive XC setup)

So I jumped on the Kenda fan train back in the day and ran a Nevegal up front and a Slant Six in back (wanted more traction in the rear than the SB8). This type of combo seems to be popular with the Kenda XC fan base. After a recent front end washout with the Nev/S6 combo, I decided to change out th ... Read More »

Kenda Slant Six 29er's tires - feedback from first ride

Hey everyone, i just wanted to give my feedback on these Kenda slant 6 tires. I have a fuji 1.9 Nevada 29er that I have converted to singlespeed. I upgraded the wheels to Mavic Crossrides a couple weeks ago and yesterday I mounted some Kenda slant six tires. I kept debating on getting the Kenda na ... Read More »

Good all around combo tire - Slant Six Rear, Hans Dampf Performance front?

Hey all, I've been riding my stock tires (Bontrager Jones XR) for a couple of years and am thinking new tires may be in order. I'd like to keep the total in the $60 range for both tires. Ideally, I'll get a set of tires that is fairly "all around" but I know nothing will be perfect in a wide range o ... Read More »

Nobby Nic vs. Slant Six vs. Spec. Purgatory

Trying to match a rear tire to a Nevegal 2.3 up front on a GT Distortion build. I want something that rolls fast and is decently light, but still grips well on a variety of terrain. Any input on which of these is the best allrounder? And which is the best in the wet (knowing full well that none ... Read More »

Geax Saguaro vs Kenda Slant Six 29er

Anyone have experience with both of these tires? Which is grippier? I can't tell which is a nobbier tire from the pictures. I ride XC/Singletrack and looking to replace the Rapid Robs on my bike. Which would be a better replacement? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, RichRead More »

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