Kenda Nevegal 2.1 DTC tyres review£24.50

Quick wet-weather tyres

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The often forgotten Kenda tyre range has a gem for the UK. The Nevegal 2.1 DTC's shallow, hard compound centre tread with leading edge knobs makes this a quick one in the wet. 

Combine this with the softer compound yet well-supported side knobs and you have a tyre with great cornering grip. 

The open, shallow tread clears quickly, but the round profile may not suit aggressive riders in turns.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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