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Surly Knard Tire

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Surly Knard Tire

Surly Knard Tire

The Surly Knard’s block tread pattern has been carefully researched, designed and tested. While it looks like a simple block pattern, the profile is shaped just slightly edgy to maximize traction on corners while keeping rolling resistance low on straightaways. The closely spaced blocks are designed to grab terrain, and the pattern works especially well when climbing, making it a great all-around tire. Please note that your frame must have adequate clearance to run this tire, it's a fatty!

  • Tire Type: Clincher
  • Tires with 27 TPI have a Steel Bead and are optimized for long life, 120 TPI tires are lighter, more supple, and have a folding bead.

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Surly Knard Tire
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great traction (18)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable rubber (8)
  • Resistant to element (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (10)
  • Casual riding (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Casual/ recreational (4), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great grippy goodness

My Pugsley came with Endomorph tires front & rear. I swapped the front for a Larry (see my review under the lightweight version) which was a huge improvement, and have now put...Read complete review

My Pugsley came with Endomorph tires front & rear. I swapped the front for a Larry (see my review under the lightweight version) which was a huge improvement, and have now put the Knard on the rear. I'm using the bike on hardpack, rocky and loose singletrack - no snow or sand. Performance can be summed up in three words - grip, grip & grip. With this much grip, they should be called 'Kneasy' instead of Knard. Folding 120tpi version is about 500g lighter than my mate's 27tpi version of the Knard. Having cost about $250 for the set (Larry/Knard) it's been an expensive change-over, but the improvement in the handling and grip over the Endo tires has been worth every penny. Paying extra for the lightweight versions has saved close to 1 kg. All round, very happy - although I can't comment on how long they'll last just yet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as durable as I would like them to be

Put a set of 29x3 120tpi on Hugo rims tubeless set them up at 15psi front and 17psi rear. Tires have great traction and roll realy smoolthy. they whent on tubless nice and easy...Read complete review

Put a set of 29x3 120tpi on Hugo rims tubeless set them up at 15psi front and 17psi rear. Tires have great traction and roll realy smoolthy. they whent on tubless nice and easy on the Hugo 54 rims. Front tire works well and have not had any issues with it. the back tire second time out I got a puncture in tread area. Patched the tire and was OK for a week then I got another puncture in the side wall going through a rock garden. I do ride every day but in just normal forest single track I am worried about the durability of these tires so I have now ordered a Maxxis Chronicle to replace the back tire but I will keep the knard on the front

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5.0

Rips

By Kings Run East

from Albuquerque NM

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable Rubber
  • Great Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Resistant To Element

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

      This is a seriously underrated tire for the money. Many compare it to the Nano 40c- which is $16 more. The 120 tpi is plenty light and completely rips. I replaced my Barstow Passes with these because I wanted more grip, and they totally delivered. But they don't feel significantly slower or louder on the pavement.

      One tip- do not expect to set these up tubeless. These have the loosest bead I've ever seen, and I gave up. Work great with slimed tubes though.

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      • No
       
      3.0

      Good bang-for-the-buck 650b gravel tire

      By Brandon

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Great Traction

      Cons

      • Not tubeless compatible

      Best Uses

      • Gravel/mixed roads

      Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

      Relatively fast rolling on the pavement, considering the square knobs. Corners well in the dirt, especially at lower pressures on a wide rim. Wish it was tubeless ready.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      My bike has Knards!

      By Josh

      from Misawa, Japan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

        Don't have many miles on them yet but they are working great so far. Went from some 35c commuter tires to these and the ride is much smoother now. They are a bit slower at 40psi than the commuter tires but once the ride gets rough these really shine.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Yes I would buy again

        By Sully

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Great Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

            Awesome tire running 700 x 42 on my monster cross bike , hitting more single track now that I switched to these tires they roll fast and have great traction.

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            • No
             
            2.0

            Not as durable as I would like them to be

            By Christiaan

            from Chelsea Quebec

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Great Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Durablity
            • Prone To Flats

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

            Put a set of 29x3 120tpi on Hugo rims tubeless set them up at 15psi front and 17psi rear. Tires have great traction and roll realy smoolthy. they whent on tubless nice and easy on the Hugo 54 rims. Front tire works well and have not had any issues with it. the back tire second time out I got a puncture in tread area. Patched the tire and was OK for a week then I got another puncture in the side wall going through a rock garden. I do ride every day but in just normal forest single track I am worried about the durability of these tires so I have now ordered a Maxxis Chronicle to replace the back tire but I will keep the knard on the front

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Surly knard do all tires ready for any thing you can pedal !

            By Shaun

            from Layton UT

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Rubber
            • Great Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Resistant To Element

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing

              Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

              I use my 3" surly knards for spring summer and fall in place of my 4.8" winter fat tires . Alot of rain in northern UT so far in April and first part of May and the knard are eating any thing I roll over.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              great quality, excellent traction

              By gary

              from vacouver island

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

                use these tires for trail riding and back road cycling

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                perfect monster cross tire!

                By bicyclefarmer

                from Santa Monica, CA

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable Rubber
                • Great Traction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sscx

                  Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

                  Love this tire--super durable and fairly lightweight in the 120tpi. Rolls super fast with great traction.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great tire

                  By kjcycle

                  from mn

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Rubber
                  • Great Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Resistant To Element

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Riding
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

                    Great gravel grinding tire

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    A faster alternative

                    By Big ringer.

                    from Copemish, Mi

                    About Me Competitive Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Low Rolling Resistance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Riding
                      • Groomed Trails
                      • Racing
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Surly Knard Tire:

                      Reduced rotational weight made my fatbike feel like it had been on a diet. Not a super aggressive tread or extra wide profile but those are not intended features.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                        Are these tires true to size in the 700 x 41 c.
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