Kenda's Kadence has the feel and weight of a summer tyre, with no protective belt under the tread and less rubber than a typical training tyre.
That means it’s fairly light – 208g – and rolls very well indeed. The flipside is that, compared to more robust all-season training rubber, it’s fragile and fairly easy to poke holes in. We’d expect mileage to be lower too.
Grip is good, however. It’s a dual compound tyre, and the lack of stiffness in the tread means it deforms well to lay down sufficient rubber on the road.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus