Kenda Nevegal DTC 2.35in mountain bike tyre review£25.00

Dual-compound rubber

BikeRadar score3/5

The Kenda Nevegal's ramp-fronted knobs increase speed while retaining grip for climbs. Add the DTC dual-compound rubber recipe and you’ve got a tyre that will dredge reasonable traction out of all but the dirtiest trails. It doesn’t drag noticeably on fireroad climbs or other transitional trails either.

The rounded profile with staggered intermediate and shoulder lugs rolls easily into turns with a neutral feel that stretches into a controllable slide. The price is par for the features and weight is reasonable for size. Kendas suffer more pinch flats than other comparable tyres though, so are less suited to rockier ground.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

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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