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Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire

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The Kenda Nevegal is the ultimate tire for varied terrain. The Nevegal handles loose or hard packed dirt easily. The tire has consistently been voted a winner by Mountain Bike Action Magazine. The Nevegal’s ramped front knobs increase speed while retaining grip for climbs. The Dual Tread Compound (DTC) is the ultimate tread compound. In the center is Kenda’s L3R PRO compound, which is fast rolling, while the cornering knobs have STICK-E compound which gives you cornering control.

This version of the Nevegal has the SCT modification, which makes them compatible with fluid based tubeless conversion systems.

  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Intended Use: Mountain Biking over varied terrain
  • Bead: Folding Bead
  • Weight: 635 +/- 32 grams (26x2.1” claimed weight)

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Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great tire, with exceptions.

    This is a great tire, and at 2.35 makes for a cushy ride over rocky terrain. I've run them in the front and rear for about 6-8 years. My only gripe, if...Read complete review

    This is a great tire, and at 2.35 makes for a cushy ride over rocky terrain. I've run them in the front and rear for about 6-8 years. My only gripe, if you could call it that, is that the transitional ramp blocks are entirely the wrong idea for the rear in tight, steep climbing in rocky muddy conditions, out here in the PNW. I always reverse the tread on the rear to accommodate for this shortcoming. Works perfectly on the rear, in this orientation. DTC does keep wear down a bit. But these tires are soft, and as such, I usually replace them twice a year for optimal performance. Or, if I'm feeling tight on funds, I rotate the front to the rear.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Updated Review

    Purchased product in April 2014 to set up tubeless on my Santa Cruz Heckler. Install was not too difficult but it took several sealant and air combos to get it just right. Tires worked...Read complete review

    Purchased product in April 2014 to set up tubeless on my Santa Cruz Heckler. Install was not too difficult but it took several sealant and air combos to get it just right. Tires worked well for 2 months of 3 days a week all mountain aggressive riding, but after that things got bad.

    The rear tire developed a small sidewall tare that could not be remedied and furthermore both tires began to warp severely. After replacing the rear tire the other tire deteriorated as well. Overall the tires rode well for two months with great grip and no flats, but the break-in period was a let down and the failure of both tires after 3 months will encourage me to never purchase these tires again.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only tire I use for mixed conditions

    By Dennis

    from Singapore

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

        I Live on the equator and terrain ranges from hardpack dirt, rooty,rutty,rocky,wet sandy to sticky clay muddy conditions all In a 3 hour ride. It's jungle riding. When tuned to the right pressures, this tire grips and corners predictably and inspires confidence.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        poor quality control

        By raylo

        from Maryland

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

          These tires are just what I was looking for... higher volume to run with lower pressures on a tubeless setup. They look great, but... both tires have a section of about 10 inches that have significant runout in the tread. The casings and beads look fine and the beads seat properly, but it is like having a wheel that is out of true that you can't fix.

          No, it is not an issue of the bead not being properly seated as I have read in a couple of these review followups. I marked the bad areas and the rotated the tire on the rims and the same bad spots are there. I even mounted the tires to different rims with tubes and the exact same defects appear in the exact same locations.

          One tire is worse than the other... I am trying to decide whether to hassle with returning them or perhaps put the worst one on the back so I won't have too bad a wobble visible on the front when I ride.

          Overall I am disappointed with this purchase.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          HardTail Awesome

          By b19000

          from San Antonio

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

            I installed this tire on my 26" UST hardtail using tire sealant. I've attempted to destroy the tire over nasty terrain/speed southern TX has to offer, to no success. The grip is unsurpassed on dry surfaces and don't recall ever loosing control as a result of tire slippage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Updated Review

            By Wasatch Pedaler

            from Salt Lake

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

              Purchased product in April 2014 to set up tubeless on my Santa Cruz Heckler. Install was not too difficult but it took several sealant and air combos to get it just right. Tires worked well for 2 months of 3 days a week all mountain aggressive riding, but after that things got bad.

              The rear tire developed a small sidewall tare that could not be remedied and furthermore both tires began to warp severely. After replacing the rear tire the other tire deteriorated as well. Overall the tires rode well for two months with great grip and no flats, but the break-in period was a let down and the failure of both tires after 3 months will encourage me to never purchase these tires again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A+

              By Lightentup

              from Ellicott City, MD

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                The Nevegal tread does not need any more praise, its proven. The sct design does, it works! I mounted these to a pair of DT swiss UST rims, added Stans sealant and inflated with a air compressor. All has been well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good all around tire

                By Slow as Mud

                from Ogden, UT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • All Around Good Tire
                • Easy To Install
                • Time Tested

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing

                Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                I bought the 2.35 to cushen my hardtail ride and so i could run less pressure. It wears pretty good, no knobs have ripped off yet. Good cornering/breaking.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great tire, with exceptions.

                By Han

                from Anacortes, WA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                    This is a great tire, and at 2.35 makes for a cushy ride over rocky terrain. I've run them in the front and rear for about 6-8 years. My only gripe, if you could call it that, is that the transitional ramp blocks are entirely the wrong idea for the rear in tight, steep climbing in rocky muddy conditions, out here in the PNW. I always reverse the tread on the rear to accommodate for this shortcoming. Works perfectly on the rear, in this orientation. DTC does keep wear down a bit. But these tires are soft, and as such, I usually replace them twice a year for optimal performance. Or, if I'm feeling tight on funds, I rotate the front to the rear.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome stuff fast delivery

                    By Daliz

                    from Tempe, az

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Riding
                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                        Awesome

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great grip, a little heavy

                        By jjh

                        from Pine, CO

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                        I've already noticed improved handling over the Mavic High Roller I had on the rear before this one. It's definitely a good bit heavier but it also has beefier sidewalls which is where the Mavic was leaking. It was easy to install tubeless on standard rims with Stan's kit.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great tires

                        By Jas

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        Pros

                        • Great traction
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Loud On Street

                        Best Uses

                        • Trail riding

                        Comments about Kenda Nevegal Pro 26" SCT Tire:

                        great long lasting tires with superb traction. have used these for a couple years with a few hundred miles on them. 90% rides are on trails and 10% on roads.

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