Kenda Telonix 2.2 DTC tyre review

Tough traction choice

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £31.00 RRP | USD $50.00
Kenda Telonix 2.2 DTC tyre

Our review

A robust year-round technical trail choice if you’re not in a hurry
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Part of the Kenda Signature series, the Telonix is a seriously grippy tyre for those who’ve got some pedalling grunt.

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Telonix 2.2in DTC
Brand Kenda

Weight (g) 781
Rubber Compound Dual Tread Compound
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.2in 2.4