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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 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)
  • Low rolling resistance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      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.

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      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.

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        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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