Kenda Nevegal 2.35 Stick E Folding review£24.99

Kenda's Nevegal tyre has a bunch of awards under its belt. Designed by DH/XC legend John Tomac, it combines a relatively fast-rolling, ramp-fronted, mid-height tread with Stick E soft-compound shoulder tread.

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Kenda's Nevegal tyre has a bunch of awards under its belt. Designed by DH/XC legend John Tomac, it combines a relatively fast-rolling, ramp-fronted, mid-height tread with Stick E soft-compound shoulder tread. The result is a great dry/ intermediate tyre that glues itself to rock or root with equal tenacity, and paddles its way through muck OK too. The deep carcass adds impressive float and drop cushioning, and a rounded profile means it rolls into corners quickly and smoothly.

Edging grip and 'rail around' confidence isn't quite as good as some though. The relatively shallow tread and harder compound centre also start to slip and slide earlier than other tyres in typical UK conditions outside of summer. We'd definitely pair it with the more directional Kenda Blue Groove up front to combat sideways slither under braking once it gets wet.

The pricing is super keen though and there's a huge range of compound, sidewall and stickiness options to suit all types of riding.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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