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help! Kenda tires: who has 'em? which ones? like 'em?(4 posts)

help! Kenda tires: who has 'em? which ones? like 'em?_rt_
Nov 21, 2003 7:40 AM
i ask because one of my team sponsors is Kenda and they are giving us tires. i've never ridden Kendas before (but i love my Michelin Pro Lights) so i have no idea what to choose.

thanks for your $0.02!


(if you have any opinion on their mtb tires i'd love to hear that too!)
Good tire for the money ... not the most durable thoughBergMann
Nov 21, 2003 8:30 AM
I rode the Koncept tires for a couple of years on my winter bike. I liked the nice, tacky rubber compound, and the road feel was decent, but I did burn through rear tires pretty fast (< 1000 miles).

If you were riding the Michelin Pros in 23mm be aware that the Konzept 23mm will be noticably narrower. (then again, what _isn't_ narrower than a Michelin?).

Good news is, they'll also be a _lot_ easier to get on and off the rim than those damn Michelins!

You might try the newer Kaliente Light tire to save some weight and see if Kenda managed to improve the wear of their rubber compound!

Good luck!
Good tire for the money ... not the most durable though_rt_
Nov 21, 2003 9:36 AM
thanks! i'm going to give the Kaliente Light a try..... for the money i'll be paying (exactly $0) i can burn though them weekly for all i care! ;-P

Post your results on wear after about 500 miles...BergMann
Nov 21, 2003 7:27 PM
I'd be interested to hear how they hold up!