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Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire

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Kenda Small Block 8 UST Tire

Based on the highly successful John Tomac Nevegal tire, The Small Block 8 features 8 smaller Nevegal-shaped knobs running left to right across the tire wheras the Nevegal has only 6 knobs. Designed to give more bite on the ground, better acceleration and speed- the SB8 is quickly becoming a racers favorite.
  • Excellent hard pack XC race tire
  • 8 Nevegal shaped but smaller knobs across the tire for better bite
  • DTC - Dual Tread Compound offers cornering grip with faster center line acceleration
  • One of the fastest rolling tires in the Kenda Premium line
  • 26x1.95 UST: 780g+50(give or take) 26x2.1 UST: 805g+60(give or take)
  • TPI: 120
  • Folding bead
  • Front or Rear useage

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Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tire, Great ride

Great on the hard pack trail. Soft dirt and sand will eat the tire up, cornering can be a bit sloppy feeling, and the tire my slip out if leaning in too far. ...Read complete review

Great on the hard pack trail. Soft dirt and sand will eat the tire up, cornering can be a bit sloppy feeling, and the tire my slip out if leaning in too far. But, the design of the tire is for hard pack, and does well at that. Climbs well, and desends well in most of the moab trail area. Wear's supprizingly slowly, for haveing the softer knobs in the ceter. verry good tire, that was built with a pourpose.

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I have a lot of time...

I have a lot of time on these tires, mainly because I got a sweet deal on a bunch of them. I can only recommend them for use in the rear because they are...Read complete review

I have a lot of time on these tires, mainly because I got a sweet deal on a bunch of them. I can only recommend them for use in the rear because they are really bad at cornering. In the rear, they are fairly durable, grip surprisingly well and are a good choice for SOCAL style riding.

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5.0

Pretty darn good

By Joe C

from Minot, ND

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Nice Grip In Mixed Cond
  • Rolls Fast

Cons

  • None yet

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

I use this as a rear tire on my MTB in the upper midwest, where conditions are dominated by hard-pack, some sand/gravel and mud. I switched to this from a Bronson on the rear becasue I felt that the Bronson was a bit burly for conditions here (moved here from CA where the Bronson was great). Noticed immediately that the tire rolled much faster. Grips well on climbs in loose soils, and corners well in the hardpack conditions I ride in. Was also farily easy to install as UST tires go - pulled the tire to the sides of the rim as much as I could, liberally applied soapy water, pumped like crazy for a few seconds, and POP! Right on. I really like this for a rear tire.

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4.0

great for dry and hard compact

By NabbyNormal

from Corona, Ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Compatibility

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

The small block 8 is a game changer in the all mountain category. Low rolling resistance due to a tight tread pattern and great cornering thanks to the moderately spaced side knobs makes this tire a must for anyone looking to get up and down the hill as fast as possible. Great products from Kenda.

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5.0

Great Single Track Tire

By Glidestone

from Rochester, NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fast And Smooth Ride
  • Lightweight
  • Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing
    • Single track

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

    Was looking for a faster tire without losing traction on hard pack single track hills. Although this tire weighs less than my rear Velociraptor, I don't really notice the difference. It is significantly smoother and faster. I'm able to stand up and push hard without the tires losing grip on all the trails except when on roots. Everything seems to give out on roots. The tire grips well in the corners at high speed. I'm only using this on the rear of my hard tail, keeping the velociraptor on the front because it hasn't failed me yet. I'm very happy with the purchase, the price is right, and I dont see a reason to try anything else at this point. I've only tried this tire on dry and damp trails. No mud so I'm not sure how they shed.

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    4.0

    Low resistance tire with soft side wall

    By Sam the rider

    from Santa Clara, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Soft Side Wall

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

    I have only used it twice on tarmac with my hard tail bike. So far it roll well on hard pack, very smooth and low resistance. I was able to bike faster with these smooth and small knob. I am concern with the thin side wall which is not durable and can cause more leak when off-road. During fast turn on hard pack it grip very well but not sure how it will perform in loose ground. I would recommend to a friend for recreational use but not for serious MTB.

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    3.0

    Good XC tire

    By gyster

    from Tel Aviv

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Low Rolling Ressitance
    • Tubeless

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • XC

      Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

      A good choice for XC riding. Relatively fast (low rolling resistance) and durable. Provides good grip on hard and dry terrain, didn't try it in the wet.

       
      3.0

      Kenda Small Block 8 UST

      By 1gear4me

      from Texas

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Grip On Dry Hardpack
      • Low Rolling Resistance

      Cons

      • Fairly Heavy For Tubeless
      • Not Good On Wet Surfaces

      Best Uses

      • Cross country

      Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

      I like the tire but wish it had better side traction. I will most likely replace it with the Kenda Slant 6 when it wears out.

       
      4.0

      Grippy

      By Shady

      from Evansville, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good on drytacky trail
      • Low Rolling Resistance
      • Not too meaty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • XC MTB

        Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

        Great tire. I used a Kenda Nevegal for both front and rear for the past year and recently switched to a Small Block 8 in the rear to have a little less tread back there. So far I have not seen any decrease in traction and feel like I have less rolling resistance than before.

         
        4.0

        Can't Use Stan's

        By peteuga

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good tire for hard pack

        Cons

        • Sealant Voids warrenty

        Best Uses

        • Eastern Cross Country

        Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

        I like this tire but give me a break, using tire sealant voids any warrenty with the tire. Who would run a tubeless tire without a sealant? Just a copout so [@]would never have to warrent any tire sold.

         
        4.0

        Kenda small block eight tubeless

        By Thesnail

        from South Jordan,Ut

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

        Fast tire for Utah cross country races(rear tire, nevegal up front). I run a 1.9 tubeless and have never had a flat.

         
        4.0

        Great tire, Great ride

        By Unibiker

        from near Moab, UT

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 Pro 26" UST Tire:

        Great on the hard pack trail. Soft dirt and sand will eat the tire up, cornering can be a bit sloppy feeling, and the tire my slip out if leaning in too far. But, the design of the tire is for hard pack, and does well at that. Climbs well, and desends well in most of the moab trail area. Wear's supprizingly slowly, for haveing the softer knobs in the ceter. verry good tire, that was built with a pourpose.

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