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Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC/SCT Tire

USD$38.99 33% off USD$58.25 msrp
Item #: TI249A07
USD$38.99 33% off USD$58.25 msrp
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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 26" DTC/SCT Tire
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Low rolling resistance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as Advertised!

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...Read complete review

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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No good in AZ

These tires are fantastic on hardpack. As soon as you hit loose dirt, rock, or desert sand they are useless.

These tires are fantastic on hardpack. As soon as you hit loose dirt, rock, or desert sand they are useless.

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4.0

Rolls like a slick, hooks like a DH

By MTB-CFP

from Nevada City, CA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fast Roll
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Could Use Heavier Casing

Best Uses

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC/SCT Tire:

    This tire would be perfect if they made it with a slightly heavier casing. Sharp rocks are no good and eventually I pinch them at the bead and have to toss them out. I run them for enduro on a Jekyll.

     
    4.0

    Great tire

    By method-MN

    from Twin Cities

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 26" DTC/SCT Tire:

    Great value in a tire. I have one on the rear paired with a Slant6 in the front. Very low rolling resistance and great bite when digging into hardpack. They work great on 90% of the terrain I ride 90% of the time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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 26" 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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 26" 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 26" 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 26" 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 26" 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 26" 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 26" 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 26" 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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