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Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire

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Happy Medium blends the best features of Kendas successful tires into a single tread for cyclocross racers. Also works great for riders using a touring or cross bike to train on gravel or fire roads. 

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Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Great Tire for Cobbles, Hardpack and Rd.

        By Posterchild66

        from Manama, Bahrain

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Upgrade

          Comments about Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire:

          Upgraded from some default knobs that came on my wheelset. I ride on cobbled/paver sidewalks in the Middle East, so the knobs were tossing me side to side in the grooves, a very unsettling feeling. Since I had great success with Small Block 8's on the MTB I tried these. They worked great, and oddly enough, even handle the soft sand I occasionally hit better than the knobbys. They are also much quieter and smooth rolling. I love these tires and highly recommend them for Hardpack, Cobbles, Road and Dirt/Sand.

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          5.0

          Excellent for Monster Cross

          By RAB share

          from MD

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versitile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Monster Cx

            Comments about Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire:

            I bought a pair of these (35mm) for use at Monstercross in VA. The course was about 80% dusty double track with some mud pits and rocks mixed in, and a couple miles of pavement. These were perfect. They roll fast on the smooth stuff but didn't get bogged down in the mud, despite not being a mud tire. Also never flatted once, despite some nasty rocks. 40mm would have absorbed bumps better but didn't think it would fit my bike. Only thing that gave me any trouble was a small section of downhill pea gravel. Would highly recommend for anyone doing gravel racing or ultra-cross events.

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            5.0

            Huge improvement over OEM tires.

            By RVduck

            from Vancouver Island

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Loose Gravel
              • Rail Trail Rides

              Comments about Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire:

              My son and I do 30 mile runs on rail trails. Some sections are loose gravel and some sections have large rocks sticking out of packed sand. The OEM tires on myTrek had 30 TPI cheap tires that handled well but rode so harsh. The Happy Mediums have 120 TPI which give a far nicer ride and handled just as good as the OEM tires.
              I installed two sets of the Happy Mediums with Mr Tuffy liners. They are so easy to install and I weighed the wheels on a kitchen scale before and after. The Happy Mediums with liners installed were 100 grams lighter than the OEM.
              My son's Rocky Mountain OEM were Kanda 60 TPI smooth centre and he got improved handling and ride. We both really like our Happy Mediums a lot and were able to keep our speed up in the rough sections enough to cut 10 minutes off our normal time for our favourite 30 mile loop. Would definitely buy again.

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              3.0

              They work but are incredibly slow rollin

              By jstamper

              from MN

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Hold Air Tubeless

              Cons

              • Roll Oh So Slow
              • Stiff Casing Not Supple

              Best Uses

              • Training Tire At Hi Psi

              Comments about Kenda Happy Medium Cyclocross Tire:

              I have been looking to replace my Hutchison Bulldogs with a new tubeless compatible cx tire. I would not recommend these (SCT) tires if you are going to run them at low pressure (<40psi). Too much rolling resistance. I like the tread, but the casing is so stiff it's like riding a touring tire. I had them mounted on Stans Alpha 340s with one layer of yellow tape.
              Outside of that they function as they should, but I was expecting a little more from Kenda.
              I was disappointed.
              On the plus side, I was not able to burp them off the rim.

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