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: 50
PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Lightweight
BEST USES: Racing, Mountain Biking
PROS: Great In Dirt, Low Rolling Resistance, Great On Hardpack Surface
CONS: Not Good On Loose Surface
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.
PROS: Easy To Install, Durable, Low Rolling Resistance, Lightweight
CONS: Cornering Grip, Corners Poorly, Turning Grip
BEST USES: Rear Tire, Racing
PROS: Fast Roll, Lightweight
CONS: Could Use Heavier Casing
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install
finally, it has a tubeless bead at 600G.
PROS: Top manuf, Dtc great traction, Fast Rolling
PROS: Rolls Fast, Easy To Install, Lightweight
CONS: Not Much Rim Protection
BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Racing
PROS: Low Rolling Resistance, Grip
CONS: Soft sidewall
PROS: Very fast, Light Weight
PROS: Lightweight, Folding Bead
CONS: Low profile
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