Part of the Kenda Signature series, the Telonix is a seriously grippy tyre for those who’ve got some pedalling grunt.
Designed in collaboration with trials and adventure ride legend Hans Rey, it gets H-shaped side blocks to dig into loose dirt. The mix of tall, paddle-style blocks and spikes certainly gives good penetration into soft mud and grass.
The tall knobs also add a very buoyant and well-protected feel when you’re clattering over rocks or rolling over harder surfaces. The soft shoulders of the dual compound DTC rubber help stick it into corners if you lean it over hard enough, too.
While the tall knobs can flex and slip, particularly if there are damp roots or rocks about, it tends to catch traction on the next row rather than spinning out completely. Even with the sloped face forward you do need a lot of grunt to keep it going though, especially when the tall, close-spaced knobs get clogged with mud.