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Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire

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The Tomac Nevegal features a tread pattern that was voted #1 tread pattern 2 years in a row by Mountain Bike Action Magazine. Ramped center knobs provide traction and speed while tall side knobs are designed to penetrate and hold on loose terrain.
  • UST (tubeless)
  • 120 TPI
  • 30 - 50 psi
  • 880 grams (2.1); 1020 grams (2.35)
Pictures for illustration only. Sidewall graphics may slightly differ.

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Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Traction (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (12)
  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top Class UST Tires

Kenda's Nevegal tires has a bunch of awards for a reason. Plus being designed by DH/XC legend John Tomac, it add to a durable and dependable product. The tire combines a relatively...Read complete review

Kenda's Nevegal tires has a bunch of awards for a reason. Plus being designed by DH/XC legend John Tomac, it add to a durable and dependable product. The tire combines a relatively fast-rolling, ramp-fronted, mid-height tread that gives you a great intermediate tire that glues itself to rocks and roots with equal tenacity, and paddles its way through mud and sand. I love the rounded profile that makes it roll into corners quickly and smoothly.

I've been using these tires tubeless on non-tubeless rims,and it's been working great! The sidewalls are tough and hasn't leaked or burped any air. It's the perfect tire to run on lower psi for better traction & cornering.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good tire but don't expect perfection

The Nevegal gets praise from everywhere. It offers great performance in a wide variety of conditions and rolls fairly well for what it is. So I will try to focus on what keeps it...Read complete review

The Nevegal gets praise from everywhere. It offers great performance in a wide variety of conditions and rolls fairly well for what it is. So I will try to focus on what keeps it from being a better tire.

The treadlife is fair for a tire of this level - it's designed to be soft for grip, not hard for road use. Road use will chew them up in no time although a friend has had them for over 1500 miles with a lot of road mixed in.

The grip is decent on a wide variety of surfaces, but doesn't stand out in the wet in my experience. The rolling resistance is similarly good, without being great.

The achilles heel of these tires seems to be the puncture resistance. I got a ride-ending puncture flat from a small, dull twig on a gravel road of all things. Add to that many thorns that did not ever puncture my Panaracer and you have a tire that does not respond well to sharp objects.

Another issue I have had is quality control. One of my tires delaminated and caused air to leak between the tread and casing, causing a "bubble" that ended a ride. Luckily, Kenda warrantied the tire site unseen with just some pictures of the damage. Another tire similarly delaminated but this tire had been previously punctured so I did not bother trying to get it warrantied. A third tire has had issues seating correctly no matter what I do and loses its air after sitting for 2 days. I should add that I do not run sealant so I depend on the bead seating properly. I have not had an issue in the past with Panaracer or Michelin UST tires but the Nevegals seem hit or miss.

Overall, one of the best tires on the market. Just don't convince yourself they are better in every way than every other tire - they're a great blend of qualities though.

Reviewed by 29 customers

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5.0

Great tire for Southern AZ

By Haze

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

Ran for 6 months with tubes. Switched over to some Mavic UST rims and they held air without sealant. Rode them for another 3 months with sealant and never had a flat. Just got a new pair. Running 2.35" up front and 2.1" on the back. Not a single flat with or without tubes or sealant. I run 28psi up front and 30psi in the back. No burping issues with Stan's.

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4.0

Good all around tire

By Santa cruiser

from pacific ocean

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

This is my seecond set. I like that it is easy to install on my stans rims and I can run very low tire pressure without worrying about flats or the tire coming off the rim. I use it in all kinds of conditions, from commuting to work, sandy hard pack, to lots of rocky rooty trails. The grip is good in these conditions, though I find that the stick-e's are better. Durability wise, I found no problems with lugs breaking off, seams coming apart and such. They last a pretty good amount of time, especially compared to the stick-e versions. The only negative I would say is they're a little heavy. I'm not a racer though so it does'nt bother me much.

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5.0

Great tire for Southwest

By Vesco

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

This tire is awesome. Strong wall, lots of grip on rocks and in loose sand/dirt. It rolls slow, but there's no way to get around that if you want a front tire that won't slide out with all the loose gravel and sand around here. I would not run this tire in the back (unless you're in a different area of the country - I have no idea if it performs well in mud or over roots).

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4.0

Good traction but wear quickly

By Launchpad

from Orange County, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

    Great tire to run tubeless. Light and grippy. They seem to wear a bit too fast though.

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    4.0

    kenda nevegal dtc ust 2.3

    By reignman78

    from canada

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Little Bit Heavy
    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Great Tire Lots Of Grip

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

    Love it and looks great on my mavic sx wheels. This gives you a lot of traction and you can run it in low preasure..

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    5.0

    Great tire

    By Mike the biker

    from Longmont, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Traction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

    Great tire overall, it was easy to install I didn't even need my tire tools to help it over the rim. It made an excellent seal with Stan's valve stems and before I even added Stan's I pumped it up and was holding 60psi just fine. Seems durable I haven't ripped any chunks off of it or anything. I got the fat 2.35 version and it has excellent traction I have only slipped once and that was in mud. The only cons I have for it are it's mud traction it doesn't disperse mud away very well and how much it weighs.

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    5.0

    Perfect on the Trail

    By MTB Crackfox

    from Cumming, GA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Low Rolling Resistance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

      I bought these when I had finally decided to go tubeless. The Dual Tread Compound is great for its low rolling resistance but the ability to stick in the corners. You won't be disappointed with the tires. The look good on your bike, the perform excellent, and they come with a great price. I would buy these tires all day.

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      1.0

      Poor engineering

      By DannyXFL

      from Sugar hill, ga

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install
      • Heavy
      • Limited Compatibility

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

      This is a tubeless tire that is not sealant compatible. It is for ust wheels only. I have ust wheels, but here is my question to Kenda.... What is the point of a tubeless tire that is not sealant compatible? Use of sealant will melt this tire and voids the warranty. So if no sealant then what happens when you get a small puncture from say, a thorn? You go flat. And how do you fix it? With a tube. Kinda defeats the point of tubeless. I thought Kenda employed engineers but I guess they focus more on marketing!

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      5.0

      Great Tire at a good price

      By Drew

      from connecticut

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Racing

        Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

        I run this tire tubeless on UST rims with no sealant and they are fantastic. I run a 2.1 on the rear and a 2.35 on the front of my AM rig. Good grip, and durable enough for some light DH while light enough for marathon xc rides.

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        5.0

        Jenson USA rocks

        By Jeff

        from San Diego

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" UST Tire:

          I replaced a Maxxis Crossmark on the front with the Kenda Nevegal. The Kenda has pretty large knobs on the outer sides which seem to grip really well in corners providing a little more confidence.

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