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Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" 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.
  • DTC (Dual Tread Compound) - L3R Pro compound (60a durometer) in middle and Stick-E rubber compound (50a durometer) on sides/cornering knobs
  • L3R (Low Rolling Resistance Rubber) Pro compound has longer tread life, less rolling resistance and improved grip
  • Stick-E is a slow rebound, high-grip compound for downhill, freeride or trail
  • Tall knobs designed to penetrate and hold on loose terrain
  • Kenda does not endorse the use of any fluid-based sealant products in any Kenda tube-type or tubeless-type tires. Use of any fluid-based products will void any warranty claims
  • Folding bead
  • 26x2.1
    • 120 TPI
    • 40 - 65 psi
    • 630 grams
  • 26x2.35
    • 120 TPI
    • 30 - 50 psi
    • 695 grams
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Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Great traction (3)
  • Grippy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (9)
    • XC (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Almost as good as a Panaracer Fire XC

    For the last 10+ years I have run only Panaracer Fire XC. They last forever grab good both new and old and wear evenly through the useful life. I purchased this tire on...Read complete review

    For the last 10+ years I have run only Panaracer Fire XC. They last forever grab good both new and old and wear evenly through the useful life. I purchased this tire on sale for [$] and figured I would give it a try. First interaction I noted that it was an obvious knock off of the Fire XC tread design. The knob design is obviously different but at the same time very much the same. Knob placement is almost identical with the key difference in that the Kenda spaced the knobs a little further apart. This spacing leads to more road noise riding to and from the trailhead and causes the tread to pick up and huck larger pebbles. The grip on trail is good for both straightline and turning. Overall I am satisfied with this tire. As of now I have only run it as a front, with my old front Fire XC on the rear. I plan to reverse the tire rotation when I move it to the back to create a scoop (just like the XC). Tread wear has been great and these look like they will last as long as the XC. Have I found a new favorite? No but if the price is right then I will purchase again in the future.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    decent tire but too fragile on the rocks

    I have very mixed feelings with this one.It performs really well in its window of use, but has a few notable glitches:

    - has a very narrow window of usable...Read complete review

    I have very mixed feelings with this one.It performs really well in its window of use, but has a few notable glitches:

    - has a very narrow window of usable pressure: too much and you'll bounce around like crazy, too little and it's pinchflat galore.It does perform nicely when you get it to the correct pressure though.

    - the sidewalls are just too fragile for rocky terrain.Four days on rocky alpine terrain and I had 7-8 sidewall cuts and sidewall SNAKEBITES on the rear.The tire was unusable afterwards.It was fine for a week before that on more woodsy terrain with only one slight sidewall scrape, so it obviously really doesn't like rocks.

    Bottom line, they are a good choice if you ride on smooth(ish) terrain, rocky terrain, not so much.

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent tire for most all terrain

    By Gecko X

    from Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent Grip
    • Smooth Rolling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

      The Nevegal is an excellent all around tire for most terrains. They could call it The Gecko with the way it grips and climbs. I have always preferred a knobbier tire because of the varied terrain I ride, hard pack, sandy soil, gravel, roots and rocks. The Nevegals handle all of it wonderfully. Climbs that required a bit of finesse to prevent my other tires from slipping are no problem for these. The Nevegals just grip and climb. Some reviews have mentioned high rolling resistance that takes a lot of power to overcome, but I find these tires to roll quite easily on anything except pavement. If you ride primarily hard pack and some pavement you would probably be better with the Small Block 8 or another tire with less aggressive tread. The Nevegals aren't very good in any kind of mud either, but in my climate the trails are rarely muddy. When I have encountered mud, the tread sheds it fairly well. I am highly impressed with the Nevegals and can't imagine that tires costing twice as much would perform twice as well. When these eventually wear out I will definitely order another set.

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      5.0

      The Standard

      By Biker McGillicutty

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

        For me the Nevegal 2.1 DTC just works. I usually ride in looser, sometimes rocky soil in the Eastern U.S. and I use it as a front tire with an Excavator on the rear. I've tried other tires, but none so far has the confidence inspiring grip of this one, so I keep coming back to it. I also own the UST version and it feels like the cornering grip is even better on that one, probably due to the more substantial sidewalls. I have the stick-e version too, but the rolling resistance was too high for my preference.

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        5.0

        Great Tire

        By Faster than You

        from Thousand Oaks, CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Aggressive For Dirt
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Enough 4 Pavement

        Cons

        • Directional Off For Rear

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

        Bought these because they were on sale. Replaced my Panaracer Fire XCs and these perform as well. Only comment is that they run better reversed direction on the back tire for climbing loose trails. Overall a great tire.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Veddy Good Veddy Good

        By El Guapo

        from Pac NW

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

          Great tires for my Spesh Enduro in the soggy NW. They even survived black runs at the bike park. They roll fast, climb well, and corner with great grip.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          grat chocie

          By bob

          from Decatur, GA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Trail riding

            Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

            lots of tires to choose, this was a great choice. very happy with performance as soon as i hit the dirt it felt like i was wearing cleets on a soft grass field. changed my ride.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Grippy Rippers

            By Brother Jev

            from Snoqualmie, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Traction

            Cons

            • None Detected

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Trail

            Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

            I bought the Dual Tread DTC model to replace some Roll X Pros that I've loved for the past three years. They don't make the Roll X's anymore so I decided to see what all the hype is about with these Nevegals. I usually run with tubes at 35 psi. The minimum pressure on the Nevegals said 40 psi. I felt some slippage in the corners at that pressure, so I dropped them down to 35 psi and thought they were much better. They sure feel sticky. They are living up to my expectations now.

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            4.0

            Excellent Tire, But Not Exactly the Same

            By tyrebyter

            from New Mexico

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Great Traction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Narrow

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

            Wore out a set of Nevegal Stick-E 2.35" and decided to go with the DTC to same a few grams. Well, they are lighter on paper, but not in reality at 740g. They are also not the same width as the old tires. The old Stick-E measured 2.31" at the casing and 2.38" at the knobs. That's what I call truth in advertizing, but the DTC barely squeaks out 2.21 at the knobs. Even the knobs are smaller across. The tire really does work great, hooks up in all conditions, any angle, any terrain, but would like to have the extra volume for the really nasty stuff. If you are looking for a really nice 2.2", and don't mind a bit of weight, this is it.

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            4.0

            Good stuff

            By Rey, slickrock addict

            from Rancho Belago, ca

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Smaller Than Old Model

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

            trail and down hilling
            Good grip even when ur banking

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Like McDonald's...I'm lovin it!

            By Mcbain

            from Boulder

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

                  2.35 fits great on the back of my 575

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Nevegal DTC 2.35 All Mountain excellence

                  By Suspman

                  from Orange County, CA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Conforms To Terrain Great
                  • Great Braking Traction
                  • Great traction
                  • Light Enough Weight
                  • Solid Control
                  • Works Great W Stans

                  Cons

                  • Could Be Lighter Maybe
                  • Not The Fastest Rolling

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain Setup
                  • Front And Rear Combo

                  Comments about Kenda Nevegal DTC Folding 26" Tire:

                  I really like this tire for its nuetral low speed tractiona which allows it to change directions instantly. Its conforms to the terrain very well with tubeless. Its not a drifting style tire butt he sticke corners make up for most of that. It could be faster rolling but then it wouldn't hook up as well. The sticke on the front and dtc rear was almost too much traction for the front as it would never skim over the peaks of stuff in really rocky terrain and actually just track it all. That's why I went to DTC F&R but I am on my 3rd set and love em!

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