Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Colorado Front Range
Bikes: Seven Elium SL, Specialized Tricross Elite Disc
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Kenda Small Block 8
I ran Small Block 8's at the AntiEpic 50 nine days ago. They were pretty good for the whole course, which had seen some precipitation earlier in the week but then dried out. They were good on hard pack, fast enough on the initial blacktop, and got me though the mud on the N side of Monument Hill without coating my whole drive train in gunk. I wouldn't have wanted anything narrower than the 35 mm width I was running on the softest stuff shortly after the half-way point, and I felt pretty confident on a couple fast descents involving marble-sized gravel.
FYI, I ran 65/70 PSI with tubes.
I've been looking at various new purpose-built gravel tires, too, but they cost way more than these Kenda's and I have to admit that my primary issue at AntiEpic was me, not my tires.
Last edited by LateSleeper; 04-14-14 at 03:09 PM.
Reason: added PSI info