Mountain Biking - Urban rubber opinions? Kenda K-Rad vs Maxxis Holy Roller
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08-08-07, 12:29 AM
Anyone have an opinion one way or the other on one of these two tires?
They're both a similar tread design, I plan on either the 2.4" Holy Roller or 2.5" K-Rad.
Just wondering if anyone's ridden either?
why get so thick a tire for urban use? All its going to do is make your bike harder to pedal. Make like cross country riders and get a 2.1
08-08-07, 12:56 AM
I come from beach cruisers but have since migrated to a slightly undersided Marin AXC Northside trail that I love riding. I like fat tires, the more air volume the more they absorb the road and I can run a wider range of PSI. These are not for serious commuting or anything, moreso for tooling around on mostly pavement, rolling over curbs, up and down stairs, with some occasional canal path and fire road surfaces, etc.
I have K-Rads on my bike. They work well, and i would reccomend them to anyone.
Good dual-sport tire, i guess you could say.
The maxxis seem to get better revies though.
I f youre doing the urban assault thing, why not go with some Hookworms. Awesome tires, I had them on my old MTN bike.
If your not riding on dirt, go with the Holyrollers. I have a pair myself and they're great. If you ain't really going on the dirt much, go with some Hookworms, though size may be a factor as i think they only come in a 2.5.
08-09-07, 06:07 PM
Can't go wrong with the holy rollers.
08-09-07, 06:35 PM
I wouldn't get the K-rads if it is just urban riding. Go for something really slick...
if you want a big tire that is also really slick look for these one tires, they are a completely flat tire with no tread, they have one main top riding surface they also have 2 different angled flat surfaces on each side.
They seemed to be really good for a street mountain bike tire... I don't know the name of them though.
08-09-07, 10:21 PM
I bought K-Rads for my folding bike, so that I could ride on the street and also ride some [easier] MTB trails. K-Rads are designed for dual use. It is nice for me to have the flexibility of dual use tires. I travel a lot, for work, and I just take the folder; if there is an MTB trail in that city, hey, I am on it.
However, if I was only ever going to be riding urban, I would put the Schwalbe Big Apple Slicks back on there - smooth and cushiony.
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