Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

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Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Concorde » Sat Jan 19, 2013 14:32 pm

Is it any good in the snow?

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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby warpcow » Sat Jan 19, 2013 16:06 pm

I occasionally use a Panaracer Trailraker (similar, slightly more extreme, mud-tyre). It's quite good for cutting through fairly loose snow, or biting into more compacted stuff. Tbh, I don't really think it makes that much of a difference to be worth changing tyres, but I suppose that depends what you have on to begin with.

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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Richie63 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 16:21 pm

Got good results today with high roller on the front and Mud X on rear.
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Concorde » Sat Jan 19, 2013 17:08 pm

Was going to put it on the rear instead of my rocket Ron.

ardent up front, haven't got round to taking it off and replacing wIth a super tacky minion for the winter.

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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 17:18 pm

They are sh1t in any conditions.
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Richie63 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 17:44 pm

cooldad wrote:They are sh1t in any conditions.


What are you refering to? the original post or something later.
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 17:53 pm

Richie63 wrote:
cooldad wrote:They are sh1t in any conditions.


What are you refering to? the original post or something later.

What do you think?
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Richie63 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 18:45 pm

Liverpool F C
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 18:51 pm

In that case Kendo KOT are similar to Liverpool.
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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Concorde » Sat Jan 19, 2013 19:12 pm

Ah right, googled them and reviews are good, just not much info on them in snow.

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Re: Anyone used a Kenda k.O.T in snow?

Postby Fr Howie » Fri Feb 15, 2013 18:21 pm

I have used Kenda King of Traction in snow as well as gloopy mud etc. and all other conditions too.

In short - big traction when the going gets white, but they are deeply compromised for everything else. They are really slow rollers, weigh a ton, and don't handle well.

So - if you want tyres for downhill snow and gloopy mud, they are quite good, but if you want a tyre that can do anything else as well, look elsewhere.

Went out in the snow/sludge/mud with mates a couple of weeks ago. By the time we got to the off-road (20 minutes) I was cream-crackered trying to keep up with them on their normal tyres, but in the snow I didn't fall off at all where they did regularly!

Have now invested in some Panaracer Rampage tyres which are still good in mud but will also do everything else OK too. Will only be getting my KOTs out again when everything is white with snow.

Relative to my fairly knobbly, Panaracer Rampage tyres, the KOTs gave maybe twice the grip in snow. On hard-pack icy snow they stayed put where the Rampages were moving about a bit. But, the KOTs give me no more grip on wet rock and wet tree roots. Oh, and the Panracer Rampages handle 10 times as nicely and ride 10 times as fast too (I exaggerate (a bit!)!)!


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