Kenda Kolossal D.H. Tire

  • 2.6" CAP Ply casing can handle the big hits
  • Ramped knobs with tie-bar technology
  • Aggressive braking and cornering knobs
  • Size: 26 x 2.6
  • Wire Bead

  • User Reviews (19)

    Showing 1-10 of 19  
    ian jo   Downhiller [May 06, 2009]
    Strength:

    absolutely incredible, its too bad kenda doesnt make this tire anymore. I've been riding this tire for 14 months with NOT A SINGLE FLAT. I've also been riding trials for 17 years, this tire is beyond perfection. I've even intentionially tried to pinch flat it and it still won't budge. If the kenda rep sees this this, the kollosal rocks beyond my career.

    Weakness:

    none

    I've been riding 17 years primarily in trials.I bought the kenda kollasall 2.6 14 months ago and it NEVER FLATTENED, If the reps are reading this, please contact me I_johansen@yahoo.com.

    Similar Products Used: klein/tioga/wtb/panaracer/shcwalbe/kenda rocks!
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    dhaddict   Downhiller [Jul 13, 2008]
    Strength:

    Amazing grip, The tred design helps it just mow through anything you point it at. WILL NOT PINCH FLAT

    Weakness:

    They wear extremely fast but other than that, none.

    Great tires except for the fast wearing their awesome.

    Similar Products Used: WTB Velociraptor, Specialized Chunder, Nevegals
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Chris Davies   Downhiller [Feb 22, 2002]
    Strength:

    Thick rubber so thorns don't bother me, large tread knobs

    Weakness:

    No transition knobs. The bike slides on hard cornering but sometimes, if you lean further, there's better grip as the edge knobbies catch - not always though!

    A good price and a good tyre, but I wish I'd paid the extra 60% for another Gazza 2.6". All in all a good tyre for loamy conditions and rock terrible on loose gravel. Not tried on mud yet (winter has yet to arrive).

    Similar Products Used: Nokian Gazza 2.6", Hutchinson Squale 2.2"
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Mickey Dee   Downhiller [Jul 18, 2002]
    Strength:

    I DONT DH, I FREERIDE!!! They are wide and thick so its hard to get pinch flats (I havent gotten one yet), but thats expected of a D.H. tire.

    Weakness:

    They dont like to sit straight on the rim

    I paid $40 canadian a piece for them and for what they are thats a sweet deal. So if your looking for a nice dh/freeride tire and you dont have a whole lot of money, get them (if you can find them).

    Similar Products Used: maxxis high roller
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    EDDIE NIGHTHAWK   Weekend Warrior [Feb 17, 2003]
    Strength:

    Great Grip!!! Mashes through Mud (and sheds it very well), Floats over sand, Stays sticky! (even in Milk!).

    Weakness:

    None!

    This tire will greatly contribute to your staying upright!! Great for climbing, and warp speed cornering!! As well as just cruising the flat trails. Get one!!

    Similar Products Used: Hutchinson Mosquitos,(which are decent tires, but nothing like the Kendas....two different worlds!).
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    madmike9   Downhiller [Aug 02, 2001]
    Strength:

    thickest damn tire anywhere and look at the price

    Weakness:

    hard

    The best tire for the money, thickest sidewalls bar none.

    A freerider's dream

    Similar Products Used: Wtb velosaraptor, and other useless junk
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Clint Parsons   Downhiller [Jul 08, 2001]
    Strength:

    Nice tread pattern, holds well on very loose soil and is a awsome controller in hardpack and the well profiled knobs awsomely shred mud

    Weakness:

    A little on the hard side, but the last!!!!!!

    A madass tire, with awsome holding and stopping power, i highly recommend this tire to downhillers and Dual Slalom riders, also get the kenda DH tube(altimate combo)

    Similar Products Used: Maxxis hig roller
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Doug   Weekend Warrior [Jan 30, 2003]
    Strength:

    Best tire ever!!! Grips wicked around corners!!!

    Weakness:

    Do NOT use this tire on the front, USE ONLY ON THE REAR.

    For all you North Shore Free Riders out their: Buy This Tire! It grips great when climbing wet ladders as the tread pattern grips perfectly in between the boards.
    Best Tire to use in the wet, and it always seems to be wet on the shore'.

    Similar Products Used: None
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Dicko   Downhiller [Jun 20, 2001]
    Strength:

    pretty light

    Weakness:

    compound may be a bit too hard

    these are OK. they give good grip on moderatley loose surfaces but tend to slide a bit in the mud.

    Similar Products Used: not much
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    kyle   Weekend Warrior [Aug 23, 2001]
    Strength:

    Great tread pattern gives grip on hardpack, mud, loose dirt, and technical terrain: basically anything. huge size acts as extra suspension on my hardtail @ 45 psi, a very very hard tire that will take some serious abuse and keep you from getting pinch flats

    Weakness:

    It is extremely, extremely hard to install this tire. It took the effort of two people to install this thing after i got it, but the effort was worth it :)

    if you want a dh tire that performs for a VERY good price, get this tire.

    Similar Products Used: intense 2.35 dh, tioga factory 2.1 dh, some kind of maxxis 2.4 (didnt look or feel like 2.4"), intense 2.1 comp 70
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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