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Kenda Karma 26" DTC Folding Tire

Item #: TI410A01
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Kenda Karma 26" DTC Folding Tire

Kendas minimally treaded Karma is ideal for XC racers due to its light weight and low, low, low rolling resistance! Weve got em in 26" as well as 29".
  • Low-profile square knobs
  • 600g (29")
    480g (26x2.0)
    598g (26x2.2)
  • All are lightweight, folding kevlar beads
  • Dual tread compound for plenty of grip
  • 120 tpi
  • Try a 2.2 in front and 2.0 in back for great handling and low rolling resistance
3.9 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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I currently ride...
I currently ride trails around the Austin TX area, so mostly hard pack, rocky, some sandy and slimy creek crossings. City Park, and Walnut Creek ride areas are two of my favorites although very different. No mud compared to the PA spring thaw that I was used to so I can not comment of the Kenda 2.2's in the mud. Curt from Curt's Cyclery, Nazareth, PA (one of the few people in the world I would trust my life to) suggested this tire to me afer describing the riding conditions here in the Austin Tx area. I'd say he hit it pretty much on the money. I read a lot of negatives about this tire when used with tubes. I'd have to say the Stan's No tube kit makes this tire perform as designed. With no tubes, the paper thin Kenda sidewalls have a chance to work similar to the racing slicks on my drag car. When aired down to the 25-30 psi range, they wrinkle, grab and bite on anything they touch and still roll pretty good. On loose rocky hard pack stepped climbs like City Park Motorcycle Trail, I could feel the rocks bumping the rim through the tire and of course no flats since no tubes to pinch. I did add a bit more air after feeling the rim but the traction at that low of an air pressure was simply awesome. This tire also handles road work pretty good too for short periods of time. After about 20 miles of road riding, you will be wishing you took your road bike out and left the mountain bike at home. This tire allows me to ride the mountain bike on the road with my wife, or jump into the off road aggressive trails with my friends.
June 1, 2008
Alamosa, Co United States
This tire has pretty...
This tire has pretty minimal knobs -> so it's light and rolls really fast. I thought it would wear out very quickly, but due to the Dual Compund, it held up pretty well. When it wore out, I replaced it with a Nevegal, but the Nevegal's ramped knobs don't bite in as well climbing step rained soaked trails. The square knobs on the Karma climb better. RIde Nevegal in the front, Karma in the rear.
August 18, 2006
Wilmington, Nc United States
Superb Tire
Very good tire. Highly recommended.

PROS: Weight Thread Design

CONS: none

BEST USES: Road, Mountain All terrain
April 14, 2012
Redondo Beach, CA
Good tire
I bought these for the Black Fly race in upstate NY. This is a 40 mile MTB race on rugged dirt roads, some mud, not much single track. I ran them at 70 psi - tires were nearly ideal for this application. Some people ran cyclocross but many of these flatted at various points on the course.

PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight
June 24, 2014
Saratoga Springs, NY
I'm a big guy at...
I'm a big guy at 6'3" and 220lbs. I dropped 1-1/2lbs or rotational weight by switching to the 2.0 Karma with Stan's. Even at my size, I'm able to run pressures as low as 30psi. Great acceleration, excellent traction, very predictable handling and they roll really well.I mostly ride semi-technical XC trails with plenty of roots and rock gardens. Tires have held up great for me.
July 9, 2008
Marin, California
I ride a 29" bike
I ride a 29" bike. I have ridden this tire 100+ miles so far. I switched from Bontrager for the spin weight reduction, they worked well. The Kenda , for me, has all the traction I need riding in northern lower Michigan. Roots, rocks, sand, loose over hard pack, climbing. It works great. I would be running two Karmas but I am sacrificing 60 grams by running a Maxxis Ignitor 2.1, 560 grams , in the front. A consideration for steering. By changing to the Maxxis and the Kenda I saved 260 grams. To lighten up even more I am running light weight 26" tubes, 95 grams. That lighten the spin weight by another 230 grams. For my needs and the trail performance it has provided I rate it 5 stars
October 6, 2007
Sartell, Mn United States
2.2 karma is the best XC race tire I have ever used in any conditions. I run it 30lbs with Stan's and Sun XC 0 rims. I wiegh 157 and race vet 1 expert in New England. I have races xc expert since 1993. The traction competes with a the large knobed tires. It rolls fast, super smooth climber. amazing on all surfaces wet or dry. Tire I like, first smoke and Dart, IRC Mythos Combo, Kenda Karisma 2.1 ft and R, WTB velociraptor and Karma 2.0 set. Tires I feel are poor are, any of the blue green Micheline wild grippers. The larson signature tires
November 16, 2006
Santa Cruz
Fast tires!
Very fast tire, Grips the trails well but be cautious with loose gravel areas, this tire will slip. I road kenda nevagals but everyone kept passimpng me up on the trails. with these tires I feel much more competitive. I ran them at 26 2.0 front and back but the front couldnt handle rough terrain, switch it for a 26 2.2 in the front 2.0 in the back and now these tires are money!
March 12, 2012
Orange county
Sweet Tyres
I am fixing up a mountain bike and had been looking for an upgraded set of Tyres. These are great, very easy to install. While riding, they grip well over a variety of terrains and when going downhill, they roll smoothly. Great buy and I'd recommend them!

PROS: Easy To Install, Durable

BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
March 18, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
Good light weight...
Good light weight tire choice for many conditions but expect the rear to wear rather quickly. (+4 words makes min. 20)
March 19, 2007
Belmont, Ca United States

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