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Old 10-03-06, 08:50 PM   #1
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How do Kenda Nevegals do in concrete?

I'm not worried about traction, rolling resistance or anything performance related, I'm just worried about wear, I don't want these tires to go to hell just because I take them to trials once in a while, especially no after they cost me almost 100$, so anyone with Nevegals... are they good for concrete (as in hard man made surfaces) or do I need to swap them out everytime I want to ride in them?

EDIT: hehe sorry for the mistake, long day I guess.

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Old 10-03-06, 08:54 PM   #2
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are they good for cement or do I need to swap them out everytime I want to ride in cement?
Why would anyone want to ride in cement?

Wouldn't the cleanup be a nightmare?
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Old 10-03-06, 08:57 PM   #3
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Why would anyone want to ride in cement?

Wouldn't the cleanup be a nightmare?
Huh?? I'm sorry if I'm not making myself clear or not getting you right, I mean like asphalt, roads, hard surfaces (as in man made).
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The DTC compound will wear longer than the Stick-E if you manage to get out of that cement and onto concrete.
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John beat me to it! My reply was going to be along the lines of:

You trying to make cement shoes for your Kendas?
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lol John is just being a smartass...again

I have never owned Nevegals but I have had other kenda tires (about 4 years ago). The rubber was pretty hard and durable, you should be fine. But it is going to be hard work getting around with such beefy tires.
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I rode through brand new wet cement one day. They forgot to mark the sidewalk where they freshly poured. It looked to me like it was dry...just brand new.

I gave that crew a tongue-lashing. They said "Here, we got a bucket of water over here."

They couldn't believe that a mountain bike could cost over $1000.

It was a bad day for me, but I got it cleaned off.

Bontrager Jones ACX folders do pretty well in cement.
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As long as you don't act like an idiot and skid all the time, it won't wear terribly fast. Many trials riders use those tires for street.
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The stick-E compound will work, it wears pretty fast especially when you lock up your rear tire and skid. I have the 2.5 Stick-E Nevegals and love them, they aren't terrible on the concrete and only lose a lot if you skid.
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Well I won't skid but I ride on concrete a lot, for trials and transportation (its not much but its there) so I don't want the tires to wear out too fast.

Well I installed the tires and so far so good, they seem a little thin to be 2.35 but they hook well and they feel well, anyways, I have to test them for good and in any case just from the get go they seem much better than the old adrenalines.
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This thread is hillarious...

You all beat me to the punch.

I've rode in lots of MUD, but never in cement.
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I rode through brand new wet cement one day. They forgot to mark the sidewalk where they freshly poured. It looked to me like it was dry...just brand new.

I gave that crew a tongue-lashing. They said "Here, we got a bucket of water over here."

They couldn't believe that a mountain bike could cost over $1000.

It was a bad day for me, but I got it cleaned off.

Bontrager Jones ACX folders do pretty well in cement.
I have those on my trek, They do just fine if you pump them up all the way, but remember to let air out when you hit the trail because they are very slippery on rocks and roots when full.
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wow lol i was thinking of getting nevegal 2.35's for my rockhopper too... and since i do road riding 60-70 percent of the time, i was wondering how badly the widely spaced knobs would do... but i guess the dtc is too expensive anyway, i'm gonna get adrenalines or rollxpros instead. and adrenalines are pretty good for the road b/c of the continuous knobs in the middle.
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Wow, that's great, a new technical obstacle at a trail near you soon, wet cement. Can't wait to try it.
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I ride on hardpack, loose dirt, sand, rock, concrete to and from the trail.

I've had my Nevegal Stick-E 2.35's for several months now and I gotta tell ya...they don't impress me on cement anymore. They have worn 2-3x faster than my Panaracer Fire XC Pro's on my Hardtail.

The Nevegal tread design rolls very smoothly on any surface including concrete, but when mine started to wear down, the rolling resistance increased. The ramped knobs now have "tread boogers" hanging off of them everywhichway (but loose, hehe).

I would spend the extra cash and go DTC. I have decided to switch to Small Block 8 2.35 DTC's next time around. Less weight, longer life.

I will admit that the 2.35" Stick-E Nevegal pumped up to around 45psi is the "grabbin'est" tire I have ever had!!! There are several places where my 32lb dually can outclimb my 26lb hardtail b/c it's so steep, rocky, and rooty that my HT can't grab. It just spins out. Those freakin' Nev's grip like glue.

I'm hoping that the Smallblock 8's won't suffer too much in that respect. I know they don't grip quite as well as the Nev's, but I can save 3/4lb of rotating weight with the Smallblock's as well as have a tire that will outlast my Stick'E Nev's.


I bet the DTC Nev's would be pretty nice.
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