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My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« on: July 14, 2010, 05:34:15 PM »
I have a new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD

They are stupid cheap, like $12 each at Amazon

They are primarily used by BMX riders and now I know why. They don't seem any heavier than the Smalll block 8's I was using before. They are pretty wide and seem to be wider than the sidewall states(26X2.3) They have big knobs but a relatively low profile. They roll faster than any treaded tire I've used off-road and roll very well on concrete also. I was concerned that the downside would be a lack of traction but I just used them and thrashed them hard at Boyette twice and I never spun out or lost any confidence in my traction on any of the trails.

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 05:34:50 PM »
Two thumbs up!!

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 06:17:18 PM »
Interesting... I wonder how it will ride at 80 psi if it doesn't blow up first.  At least that is what the max says on that picture.

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 08:10:07 PM »
It would be a hard ride! :o

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 01:19:58 AM »
interesting....

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 01:30:15 PM »
Kenda has those tires listed at close to 900 grams a piece, that is almost a pound a tire. The SB8 can be as lite as 450 grams depending on the version ;)

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 01:48:49 PM »
"TIRES AIN'T PRETTY"!!!!!! ;D

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 02:37:08 PM »
Damn those are some big heavy tires

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 03:06:37 PM »
why you gotta bust the young one's bubble? If he likes 900 gram tires let'm alone, it makes it easier for us old guys to keep up with him. ;D
 
 
 1 lb = 453.592 37 gram
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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 05:02:02 PM »
why you gotta bust the young one's bubble? If he likes 900 gram tires let'm alone, it makes it easier for us old guys to keep up with him. ;D
 
 
 1 lb = 453.592 37 gram

So they are 2lb tires... HOT DAMN! I thought mine were heavy @ 750ea but i have no tubes.

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2010, 06:15:55 PM »
My bike is  around 28lbs(now 30) so I'm not an anal  weight weenie with an 18 pound  titanium single speed show bike that I never ride.

I like my new tires ;)a lot

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 07:50:07 PM »
My bike is  around 28lbs(now 30) so I'm not an anal  weight weenie with an 18 pound  titanium single speed show bike that I never ride.

I like my new tires ;)a lot

you ride what you like. is your bike a MED? or a Large?

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 08:42:44 PM »
My bike is  around 28lbs(now 30) so I'm not an anal  weight weenie with an 18 pound  titanium single speed show bike that I never ride.

I like my new tires ;)a lot

I pretend to be a weight weenie.  But I RIDE MY BIKE!!!

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 09:14:08 PM »
I'm not a weight weenie but im going to be staying @ a Holiday Inn Express next week.

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Re: My new favorite tire: Kenda K-RAD
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 10:24:10 PM »
Kenda has those tires listed at close to 900 grams a piece, that is almost a pound a tire. The SB8 can be as lite as 450 grams depending on the version ;)
Dang, I screwed up that math ;D Make that 2 pounds a tire x 2 = 4 pounds of pure rotational weight :'( Weight weenie or not, you'll feel that every time you spin them up ;)

 

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