Kenda Kinetics; any good?

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Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:42 pm

I'm looking for a reasonalbly priced pair fo 2.1s for bike centre singletrack use to replace the ageing tyres on my bike. I happened across these on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360618955772? ... 1423.l2649

Anyone had any experience of them?

Ta muchly. Corners
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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby cooldad » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:52 pm

Heavy, and maybe a bit knobbly for trail centres, but cheap.
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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 17:34 pm

Really, really bad. Avoid.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby The Rookie » Sun Mar 31, 2013 17:50 pm

GReat on a training bike so you can get fit for your real one....

Try and get some Panaracers XC Pro, with some looking you should be able to get wired for about £10 each and they'll be 3 times better.....

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:02 pm

think I've been suitably disuaded from Kendas after a bit more research as well as comments above.

Im happy enuf to go up to £30 for a pair of tyres. I've used Panaracers before so will have a look for some of them; thanks for the pointes. Also quite taken by Continentals as below. But which to go for?! Mountain King IIs?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pairs-of-Cont ... 5653e1b2e8

I'm specifically looking at 2.0/2.1 or 2.2 widths.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:12 pm

All those contis will be the non black chili version, which is more like plastic than rubber. I'd avoid those to lol.

The panaracers mentioned really are likely to be the best you'll get for less than £15 per tyre.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:13 pm

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Panaracer-Fire- ... tAodRjAAEA

Best price i could find at a quick glance.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:21 pm

Many thanks. Who'd have thought buying tyres could be so complex! I'll go have a poke about Tredz......
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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby cooldad » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:28 pm

Except the folding are £30 each.
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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 19:28 pm

CRC; rarely beaten on price!

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=54053

Think these will do nicely.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:23 pm

Ohhh folding tyres, thought they were out of my budget. I presume they'd be lighter than a wire bead tyre? Hmmm heard of Schwalbe but not Intense. Bit more research required before I hit the buy button. Ta muchly.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby supersonic » Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:33 pm

Folding are usually lighter - and can come with better compounds.

The Intense are excellent for the money.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby Corners R Us » Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:35 pm

Panaracer XC Fire Pro Wired 2.1 770g ea
Swalbe Smart Sam Folding 2.1 620g ea
Intense C3 folding 2.1 System 1 490g ea
System 2 468g ea!
System 3 505g ea
System 4 650g ea
System 5 490g ea

Hmm looking at the weights its folding hands down.

Getting closer to a decision!!

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby EH_Rob » Mon Apr 01, 2013 08:28 am

its 50g difference, hardly loads is it?


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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby EH_Rob » Mon Apr 01, 2013 08:54 am

but unless you've got a bike made entirely out of some pretty rubbish xc tyres it isn't an issue.

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Re: Kenda Kinetics; any good?

Postby The Rookie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 09:02 am

Just 50g on a BB, just 50g on EACH tyre, just 50g on a stem, just 50g on the bars, just 50g on each wheel and each tube.....on a bike it's the wrong attitude to say 'just 50g' in my opinion!


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