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Old 01-03-15, 04:38 PM
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Kenda Kwicker vs Kwicker Pro, 700x32

Hey folks, have a random tire question... I ordered 2 Kenda Kwicker tires from Amazon, and to get them as prime shipping, they came from two different retailers. Well, I got one Kwicker (60 tpi) and one Kwicker pro (120). As far as I can tell, other than the lettering on the sidewall, and the specs on the package, they are the same tire. I weighed them, and the pro is only 5 grams lighter, despite the packaging showing a 20 gram difference - but both are within the estimate range also on the packaging.

I really don't want to bother sending one back to get a perfectly matching set. They are going on a Novara Zealo to be used for riding fire roads. Which should I put on front and rear?
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In general, a 120 TPI casing will be more flexible (people often use the term "supple") and hence will have a smoother ride at a given pressure than the 60 TPI. So I'd put the pro on the rear since that's where you'll notice the most difference.
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Thanks for the reply! That's along the lines of what I was thinking too. I will mount them up sometime in the next couple days and give it a go!

I think I'm gonna be about the only guy on a Zealo with something other than the factory Marathons too... should be interesting! I will post up pics once I get them on - I know I am curious about the clearance on the rear stays.
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Well, I finally got around to getting those Kendas mounted. They seem like pretty nice tires, especially for the price. They mounted pretty easily, no extreme stretching exercises needed to get them on the rim, and shaved about 200g/wheel switching to these from a 28c Marathon - but to be fair, the Marathons that came off were wire beads, these are folders.

A quick spin around the neighborhood indicates they roll fairly well on asphalt, and grip really well in grass. I will hopefully get to take them out on a trail tomorrow to see how well they do in the dirt. So far, first impressions are pretty good though.

Clearance on the Zealo was kinda tight - the rear only had a few mm to spare between the knobs and the chain stays. I wouldn't go bigger than a 32c on the rear. The front has tons of room though, a solid 3/4 inch all around.

We will see how well they hold up, but for ~$23 a piece, I won't complain if they just get me through the summer fire road riding.

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