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Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire

USD$32.00 45% off USD$58.25 msrp
Item #: TI249A07
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Based upon the highly successful Nevegal tire, the Small Block 8 features 8 miniature Nevegal shaped knobs running from left to right across the tire. Its well suited for fast accelerating, hard packed cross country riding.

This version of the Small Block 8 uses Kenda’s signature DTC compound. DTC is the ultimate tread compound. Kenda’s L3R compound (60 shore A durometer) is in the center and the cornering knobs have Kenda’s signature STICK-E compound (50 shore A durometer). The benefits are great center tread life, and excellent cornering. You get the best of both worlds with DTC!

The Small Block 8 now embodies SCT technology, which means it is compatible with fluid based tubeless conversion system!

  • Intended Use: Mountain
  • Front or Rear Use
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Weight: 592 +/-30 grams
  • Max PSI: 80

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Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Low rolling resistance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (3)
  • Racing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as Advertised!

Hardtail 1x10. 190 lb rider.

Sealant Compatible (tubeless with Stan's or Orange Seal) is worth the weight to me. They mounted easily and don't lose air. I typically run...Read complete review

Hardtail 1x10. 190 lb rider.

Sealant Compatible (tubeless with Stan's or Orange Seal) is worth the weight to me. They mounted easily and don't lose air. I typically run 20-24psi up front and 25-30psi in the back on Arch rims. Never had a burp.

I have lost the front tire a few times while cornering in dry stuff. An X-King is going on the front in the spring.

The lack of rolling resistance is incredible coming off of Nevegals for 8 years.

DTC is no joke. I have several hundred road and trail miles and they look awesome.

These things are scary in most wet (offroad) conditions. Our trails aren't open when it's wet, so it's not an issue for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Very Impressed

Been a Larsen TT user forever and thought Kenda Small Blocks would be a great change. The Side Wall has missing rubber and I am not sure of there reliablility. I have called and...Read complete review

Been a Larsen TT user forever and thought Kenda Small Blocks would be a great change. The Side Wall has missing rubber and I am not sure of there reliablility. I have called and sent emails to kenda and jensen with no return or answer.

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5.0

Great tire

By Nico

from San Marcos

Verified Buyer

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

Rolls fast, great traction

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not Very Impressed

By DC

from Virginia

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

Been a Larsen TT user forever and thought Kenda Small Blocks would be a great change. The Side Wall has missing rubber and I am not sure of there reliablility. I have called and sent emails to kenda and jensen with no return or answer.

 
5.0

Great tires

By Pete

from Tehachapi ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

Bought these to go on a 4 cross/ dirt jump bike I was building. These tires are grippy in a dry, loose or hard pack surface.
Low rolling resistance. Great cornering.

 
4.0

Great handling tire

By Mbikeman

from Boise, ID

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • Rolls Fast

Cons

  • Not Much Rim Protection

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Racing

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

One of my favorites for fast rolling, great handling tire on hardpack and smoother trails.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Rolls like a slick, hooks like a DH

By MTB-CFP

from Nevada City, CA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fast Roll
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Could Use Heavier Casing

Best Uses

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

    This tire would be perfect if they made it with a slightly heavier casing. Sharp rocks are no good and eventually I pinch them at the bead and have to toss them out. I run them for enduro on a Jekyll.

     
    4.0

    Great tire

    By method-MN

    from Twin Cities

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

    Great value in a tire. I have one on the rear paired with a Slant6 in the front. Very low rolling resistance and great bite when digging into hardpack. They work great on 90% of the terrain I ride 90% of the time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works as Advertised!

    By patrick

    from Northern Illinois

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight
    • Low Rolling Resistance

    Cons

    • Cornering Grip
    • Corners Poorly
    • Turning Grip

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Rear Tire

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

    Hardtail 1x10. 190 lb rider.

    Sealant Compatible (tubeless with Stan's or Orange Seal) is worth the weight to me. They mounted easily and don't lose air. I typically run 20-24psi up front and 25-30psi in the back on Arch rims. Never had a burp.

    I have lost the front tire a few times while cornering in dry stuff. An X-King is going on the front in the spring.

    The lack of rolling resistance is incredible coming off of Nevegals for 8 years.

    DTC is no joke. I have several hundred road and trail miles and they look awesome.

    These things are scary in most wet (offroad) conditions. Our trails aren't open when it's wet, so it's not an issue for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent Tire

    By djj00138

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing

      Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

      This tire is one of the best hard pack / dry condition tires... and possibly THE very best considering how inexpensive it is (relative to competitors tires). They will not shed mud very well and they will slip on wet roots and wet leaves. But in the summer time, they cant be beat for the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome all around tire

      By Justin

      from Central Texas

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great In Dirt
      • Great On Hardpack Surface
      • Low Rolling Resistance

      Cons

      • Not Good On Loose Surface

      Best Uses

      • XC

      Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

      I use these for XC and trail use, and they get the job done. However, while cornering or going up hill on loose surfaces (gravel, sand, loose dirt, ect.) they tend to break loose. On harder surfaces they do great. I plan on upgrading to a more mountain specific tire but only because that's what I plan on using my bike for. For now, the SB8's do their job great.

       
      4.0

      Great tire

      By UbeRationale

      from Omaha, NE

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Grip
      • Low Rolling Resistance

      Cons

      • Soft sidewall

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC Tire:

        I really like this tire. I used it for 600+ cross country miles. In my setup it was used as a rear tire. Great all around traction on the rear. I really don't think it has enough grip to run it up front unless you ride 100% hardpack. I tried running it up front, but got sick of watching out for loose dirt on the trail. When I corner very hard with high lateral and downward G's (banked corner at bottom of drop), the tire tends to roll off to the side of the rim. This is the reason I am currently looking for a new rear tire. I love taking the corners fast, and at the limit, this tire doesn't cut it for me.

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