Commuting - Kenda Kross Plus
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11-30-07, 09:17 AM
Didn't find any posts about these tires and thought I'd ask. Nashbar (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000121&subcategory=60001255&brand=&sku=20909&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20700x28c%20to%20700x45c%20Touring%2FTrekking%2FHybrid) has these 700x40 "cyclocross" tires on sale for $4. I bought a couple for my Tricross and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them. At that price, how can I go wrong? I want something large like this for winter and the fire roads that I ride from time to time.
11-30-07, 11:51 AM
Those look like the Kendas that came stock on my old Giant Sedona. Didn't like them. They didn't do well in snow and didn't roll all that well.
11-30-07, 11:59 AM
Those look like the ones that came stock on my sister's bike. They seem worth it at that price, but I have fallen a few times when I go off the side of the road and into damp grass. It's like being on ice. I don't think they would be a good tire for the snow or any slippery surface.
11-30-07, 01:51 PM
Couldn't hurt to try for that price. I have a pair of the Kenda K Shield tires on my hybrid and they are awesome tires. I've been commuting an average of twice a week.....52 miles total per week....for the last year and a half with them and they still have a lot of life left, NEVER had a flat, and they seem to be fine for slick conditions because I haven't fallen yet (but I go real slow in that situation).
11-30-07, 09:12 PM
I don't know. To me tires matter, a lot. Any tires marked down that far are there for a reason. They probably suck. I guess it depends how much you care about performance, why not buy tires that you know are going to be good?
12-01-07, 07:17 PM
I agree. I plan on putting these tires on a second wheelset I have for riding on rail beds and dirt roads. Nothing more. For commuting, I have a set of Conti Ultra Gatorskins on my fast bike and a pair of Ritchie Tom slicks on my MTB commuter. Wanted something larger to take up the bumps when I want to do a faster dirt road, but didn't want to use my normal MTB with the knobbies. If they suck, I'm not out much...
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