Kenda Telonix DTC 2.4in review£25.99

Decent performance whatever the season

BikeRadar score3.5/5

A new one from Kenda, designed for the local Laguna Beach DH race of trials/extreme ride legend Hans Rey as part of their Signature series. Despite being designed for digging deep into California, it translates into a decent all-rounder over here too.

The broad split paddle tread scoops its way through deep bog and sludge in a tenacious fashion. The closely spaced edge lugs can really be leant on through turns too, although there's a noticeable shoulder slip as you transition. The stiff Iron Cap top ply and paddle tread does tend to slide on wet wood and rocks. The Iron Cap gives it impressive impact and edge protection though, and it rolls better than we expected, making it a useful year-long all-rounder.

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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