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Kenda Small Block 8 DTC SCT Tire

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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 DTC SCT Tire
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Competitive cyclist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      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

       

      No good in AZ

      These tires are fantastic on hardpack. As soon as you hit loose dirt, rock, or desert sand they are useless.

      These tires are fantastic on hardpack. As soon as you hit loose dirt, rock, or desert sand they are useless.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      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 DTC SCT 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 DTC SCT 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 DTC SCT 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 DTC SCT 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 DTC SCT 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 DTC SCT 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.

             
            3.0

            No good in AZ

            By Pulley

            from Tempe, AZ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Folding Bead
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Low profile

            Best Uses

            • Hardpack

            Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 DTC SCT Tire:

            These tires are fantastic on hardpack. As soon as you hit loose dirt, rock, or desert sand they are useless.

             
            4.0

            Good for the rear

            By jv

            from thousand oaks,ca

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 DTC SCT Tire:

            I use the Nev. sticky up front and SB8 2.1 on the rear for a good rolling good traction combo. Mostly SOCAL rocks and loose over hard pack.
            finally, it has a tubeless bead at 600G.

             
            4.0

            Awesome

            By Alan the loco Rph

            from Riverside, Ca.

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Dtc great traction
            • Fast Rolling
            • Top manuf

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Xc med terrain

            Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 DTC SCT Tire:

            Awesome tie for intended use, med xc terrain. Not for super loose terrain.

             
            4.0

            Fast Tire

            By Ufan

            from Gainesville, FL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Light Weight
            • Very fast

            Cons

            • Traction

            Best Uses

            • MTB

            Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 DTC SCT Tire:

            I really like this tire. It is very sturdy and rolls fast. There is not much traction but enough to be effective.

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