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Kenda Super Lite Tubes Tube

3/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $11.00

Product Description

Kenda Superlight Presta Valve Tube 26": .73mm wall thickness butyl tube...

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by MiG82au a Racer from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth valve stem and thin rubber

Weaknesses:    Valve separation after a few hours despite careful handling, mounting and pumping.

Bottom Line:   
I bought five of these tubes yesterday in 26x1.25 size and three of them have separated from the valve with the bike just standing in the room. First two were at 80 psi and today the front went at 50 psi. Rear is still intact.

Obviously a bad batch but it may indicate poor quality and process control.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Similar Products Used:   CST, Kenda, unknown, Michelin Latex

Bike Setup:   2009 Scott Scale 50

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Veda a Cross Country Rider from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

Strengths:    @134gr it's lighter than Kenda Welter Weight (156gr).

Weaknesses:    Need to fill the PSI every week but I do that every week anyway so no issue.

Bottom Line:   
At $4 it's not that much more expensive than stadard tubes especially when people spent much more on a single part. This is the tube to get for a true weight weenie. Just make sure to bring an extra tube and pump when doing real XC far away from the main road.

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Favorite Trail:   Telaga Warna

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Welter Weight, United standard thick tube, CSI tubes.

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale 35, Scott Spark 30, Giant Anthem X

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by debusama a Cross Country Rider from Spokane, Wa

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Strengths:    Lighter than most tubes, stronger than most light tubes.

Weaknesses:    Not as strong as the heavier tubes (I imagine, although I haven’t popped one yet), not the lightest tubes possible.

Bottom Line:   
I’ve had the same Kenda Super Lite tubes since March (its now mid-July) and I haven’t had any flats. I’ve been running them under Karmas and Mythos IIs, which aren’t particularly protective tires, but I don’t have a lot of thorns and such in my area. I know that some tubes are lighter, but I doubt they would have held up for so long. I’m sure that some of the heavier tubes are more durable, but I haven’t needed it.

I think these are a good happy medium between the fragile ultra light tubes and the heavier, but bulletproof tubes. My only gripe would be that I have to add about 5 PSI every 5 or 6 rides, or once every couple of weeks, whichever comes first.

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Favorite Trail:   Riverside state park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Spoke N' Sport

Similar Products Used:   Cheap Novara tubes

Bike Setup:   XC full suspension.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by spec4life a Cross Country Rider from wilkes NC

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    superlite...

Weaknesses:    thin sidewalls that pop and leak air

Bottom Line:   
these tubes are light but after only 2 rides both popped in about 6 miles of easy riding...also they lose alot of pressure while just sitting..

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Favorite Trail:   drak mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   kenda

Bike Setup:   rigid hardrock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith a Cross Country Rider from Troy Michigan

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2006

Strengths:    Super Lite as the name says! I've been kicking around the idea of going tubless but I have no problem with these tubes so why fix whats not broken.

Weaknesses:    I haven't found any yet, maybe it's only weakness is that it's a tube?

Bottom Line:   
I love these tube, I've had no problem with them dropping in PSI, plus they hold up well on my local trails. bottom line is they just work.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   a bit of everything

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz XC

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ian Smith a Cross Country Rider from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2005

Strengths:    Well, they're light.

Weaknesses:    Garbage. They lose 10-15 psi after one week. After spending the winter sitting, they were COMPLETELY flat. I ripped the valvestem off one during while refilling it. Maybe that wouldn't have happened had I been carefully, but it had only been one week since I last refilled it and I was, umm, not all that emotionally conscious.

Bottom Line:   
Don't wait your time/money on these tubes.

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Favorite Trail:   N/A

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Gords

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   2004 Norco Bigfoot (stock)
IRC Mythos XC tires

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