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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 UST Tire
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • 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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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

      Deal of the Century

      By RockChalkJayhawk

      from Lawrence, KS

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Upgrade

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Cx Mtb

      Comments about Kenda Small Block 8 UST Tire:

      Best decision ever. Upgraded to this from a 2009 rockhopper 26er. 29 in wheels made a huge difference in my area and handled any thing placed in front of them. So for those who don't know the story here, Niner's factory accidentally was manufacturing 2012 spec frames instead of 2013 (hence the 80 mm in the rear). However, their mistake was our gain! Great bike, and great price!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 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 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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