Kenda King Of Traction Tire

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DESCRIPTION

Kendas new "King ofTraction"Tread pattern is designed for maximum grip in wet/muddy/loose conditions. Spiky knobs bit inTo softTerrain, yet are spaced far enough apartTo allow mud clearing. proprietary rubber compound for increased wet weather performance

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 23, 2013]
The Grinch
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Incredible traction in mud and snow. Low price. Distinctive tread pattern lets everyone know you are a bad ass when you climb/decend the hill they can't.

Weakness:

Likes to squirm on wet roots. Wears fast (duh). Your LBS doesn't have them.

I use these tires exclusively for biking in the snow. Traction is at least double any other tire I've tried. Cornering grip is amazing, almost too much at times. Wet snow is a blast, easy to climb but you can still get em loose when cornering fast. Very predictable, you get enough warning to bail, even if you hit ice. Gets real squirmy if you hit roots at an angle. Not so bad if you run low pressure.
You can often find these tires for $20 a piece at the end of the season.

[Mar 19, 2010]
fesch
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Grip, Grip, Grip. This is the grippiest tire I have ever used. It works great in wet, muddy conditions or on slick clay. It works great on wet roots, rocks and slopes. It sheds mud very well. This is a great winter tire.

Weakness:

Its not a fast roller.

I really like this tire for wet, muddy or winter conditions. I find the grip amazing. Choose this tire for the appropriate conditions and you will pleased.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing similar, everything else is wimpy in comparison.

[Nov 01, 2009]
schneidie
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great grip in open grass fields/mud
Price

Weakness:

Grip on rocks and roots is very poor compared to WetScream

This tire is OK for a wet muddy downhill course. I'd avoid it on something really rocky (think slickrock highway at mount snow) as it likes to slide around. I did a few collegiate races on these (one at lehigh where it was nearly 100% mud with very few rocks) and they behaved very well.
For the price, there is no comparison for mud tires, but it'd be better to spend the extra money on a set of WetScreams

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis WetScream, Maxxis SwampThing

[Aug 19, 2009]
jovanpuyo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

If you're tired from slipping and sliding when you ride on muddy terrain, then this is the tire for you. Though they're relatively small at 1.8" in diameter, the tall knob dig through the mud to give you the traction you need.

Weakness:

These tires seem to wear out faster than the usual cross country tire.

- Great tires for muddy terrain. After a few rides, it makes you more confident.
- They wear out fast.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Team Master and Team Control, IRC Mythos, Kenda Nevegals

[Oct 19, 2008]
Cycle Nomad
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Excellent traction in loose rocky and muddy soil. It seemed like a perfect tire for the Fall conditions here in the Hudson Valley

Weakness:

I've used it for a few weeks (three times a week rider on dirt always) and the knobs seemed to be wearing quickly.(but they are tall)

Paper thin sidewalls give this tire a limited lifespan.

I love the traction these tires give and don't mind that the knobs seemed to wear quickly. I figure that was because they are so tall.

After a few (2 or 3) weeks the sidewall was slashed by a rock and now they are trash.
The sidewalls are paper thin and I'm not surprised it was torn so easily.
If Kenda made these tires with some kind of sidewall protection, they'd be awesome tires.

Buy them if you really want some great traction and don't mind replacing them every few weeks, but I need something more durable.

Similar Products Used:

Nevegals, Blue Groove,etc...

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