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  1. General Discussion
    Gravel is big in the cycling world right now and tires are a huge part of a successful gravel ride or race. If you're trying to find the perfect mix of volume, traction, low rolling resistance, and puncture protection, the Kenda Alluvium comes pretty darn close to a do-it-all gravel tire. The...
  2. General Discussion
    There was a time when Kenda was the Toyota of the mountain bike tire universe, offering category leaders for every type of terrain, condition and rider. Its flagship Nevegal pioneered advances in tread pattern, compounds, and grippiness that made it the no-brainer standard for all-around...
  3. 29er Bikes
    What is it With its minimalist tread profile and 120 tpi casing, the Kenda Saber Pro is a dedicated XC race tire that is designed for fast, dry singletrack. Indeed, Kenda says the Saber Pro was developed with its stable of World Cup-caliber athletes. Like all Saber Pro models, this tire is...
  4. General Discussion
    Defining the modern cross-country mountain bike tire is not as easy as it once was. Today's XC bikes are no longer limited to lightweight hardtail whippets designed to blaze uphill, then simply survive going down. Used to be, the best cross-country tires were three things: light, fast, and...
  5. General Discussion
    Kenda Tire continues the revision of its tire line with the release of two new mountain bike tire casings and compounds, and the debut of a streamlined icon system. Here's a rundown. AGC - Advanced Gravity Casing The AGC casing boasts improved tread puncture/sidewall cut resistance and...
  6. General Discussion
    Love them or hate them, component options for e-bikes continue to expand. This week, Kenda sent out a press release trumpeting the further strengthening of its e-bike compatible line of tires, including added offerings in multiple mountain bike categories as well as urban/trekking models...
  7. Wheels and Tires
    Eric Porter drops in at the Kenda test track in Ohio. Porter had a hand in developing some of the company's newer tire models. For many cyclists, the bicycle tire doesn't stand out as one of the more technologically advanced components. But after a look at some of the processes (and people)...
  8. 27.5
    The front and rear are ready for loose and unpredictable conditions. What is it The Kenda Nevegal used to rule the roost. It was the de facto standard of MTB tires a decade ago, very similar to the Maxxis Minion's domination of today. But the Nevegal's design stayed dormant for a while, as it...
  9. General Discussion
    Designed to meet the demands of World Cup racing, Kenda introduces a new breed of gravity tires, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro. Photo by UR Creative Remember the Kendal Nevegal? It ruled the roost of aggressive mtb tires a decade ago, very similar to the the Minion domination of today...
  10. 29er Bikes
    Bontrager's new Line family of wheels starts at $300 and tops out at $1200. Bontrager's Affordable Wheelsets One of the best (and most costly) upgrades you can make to your mountain bike is buying a new wheelset. A set of carbon hoops easily costs $1500 or more, but that's slowly changing. At...
  11. Wheels and Tires
    For any wheeled vehicle, tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you'll make. Width, tread pattern...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    We met with Kenda Tire Mountain Bike Marketing Manager Roger Hernandez to talk through some new releases for 2014. Hernandez introduced us to two new Honey Badger Tires; the Honey Badger XC and Honey Badger DH, as well as the new Juggernaut fat tire. The Honey Badger XC is a lighter version of...
  13. 27.5
    Kenda Nevegal X Tread Pattern. Update: Jan. 2, 2014 - The Nevegal X is scheduled to hit store shelves in early February. The Honey Badger is due to arrive in late February. We received this tire and have been out on a several of rides already. The test setup was a 27.5 tire in 2.35 width with...
  14. General Discussion
    Win a set of Kenda Nevegal or Excavator Tires worth $100 - Reg Up for the VP Components Dirt Club Enduro to be entered in our weekly prize drawing Santa Barbara, CA., (March 3, 2012) - The VP Components Dirt Club Enduro (June 23and 24 at the Dirt CLub in Los Olivos, CA) registration is open...
  15. Wheels and Tires
    As some of you might know by now, I am a tire junkie , and a schwalbe fan, although by no means closed to other options. BUT the point of these thread is to compare and receive opinions of users that might have hand on experience in one or both the Big Betty and the Kenda Nevegal, and how do...
  16. Arizona
    So funny and stupid to hear people complain about rep points and power. Tags tell the real story...
  17. General Discussion
    Kenda-Felt team will ride carbon fiber Nine Series bikes at major North American mountain bike events Irvine, CA (February 9, 2010) - Felt Bicycles has partnered with Kenda USA to become the official bike for the Kenda-Felt team in 2010. The team's four riders -Colin Cares, Amanda Carey, Judy...
  18. General Discussion
    Reynoldsburg, Ohio - 2/9/09 - Just before the holidays, Kenda announced the launch of our revamped website and the new additions still keep coming for 2009. Just this week, we've added the first contest installment. To welcome the arrival of our 650B/27.5 Nevegals, we decided to partner with...
  19. General Discussion
    KENDA MOREWOOD TEAM - EXCLUSIVE PARTNER OF BOS MOUNTAIN BIKE SUSPENSION Following the announcement of Nathan Rennie and Mitch Delfs on-board the KENDA MOREWOOD Team, Gravity Group wish to announce a new partnership with BOS MOUNTAIN BIKE SUSPENSION as official Team Partner for suspension forks...
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