kenda kaliente?

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dempsey1
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kenda kaliente?

Postby dempsey1 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 06:47 am

look a good light option. anyone with experience of these?

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chrisvanderkaap
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Re: kenda kaliente?

Postby chrisvanderkaap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:49 am

very similar to michelin pro 3 tires. Maybe even the same make but different branding.

If I were to bore you with my personal choice: have a look at vredestein fortezza tricomp (slick) [more puncture resistant, similar to the kaliente pro] the good ol' conti 4000s [undeniable] or if you wanna go race only vittoria open corsa cx II [simply the best]

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Re: kenda kaliente?

Postby Wirral_Paul » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02 am

Worst tyres i have ever used - they came as standard on my Moda Stretto. Poor grip / uncomfortable etc - need i go on?? Switched to Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD and transformed the bike. Now using Vittoria Corsa CX Evo ^^^ which are even better (but are a softer race tyre - so dont expect big mileage).

There's loads of good tyres out there to pick from - but the Kenda's arent included in that list.

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Re: kenda kaliente?

Postby simon t » Sat Mar 30, 2013 14:53 pm

kalientes are not in the same league as the pro3's imho

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Re: kenda kaliente?

Postby chrisvanderkaap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 15:22 pm

simon t wrote:kalientes are not in the same league as the pro3's imho


maybe I remember the pro 3's wrong. In my memory of them they were supply and grippy at the cost of being very puncture prone. The Kaliente's had very similar issues being soft, rubbery and light but I guess less sensitive in the corners. Maybe because of a more basic (single) compound used?

anyways, I'd steer away from them since they really maxed out (to the tread!) at around 1000 k. Which is really poor performance IMO.


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