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Old 01-10-21, 03:02 PM
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Kenda Stud Missing

I have some Kenda studded tires that I just put on. They're not the widest, I think 700x40. I noticed that one stud is missing. I know the advice is usually to ignore it, but these tires are narrow and the nearest studs are quite a bit further away than I feel comfortable with. Is there anything that can be done?

I notice some other manufacturers make replacement studs and kits, but I don't see anything from Kenda.
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
I have some Kenda studded tires that I just put on. They're not the widest, I think 700x40. I noticed that one stud is missing. I know the advice is usually to ignore it, but these tires are narrow and the nearest studs are quite a bit further away than I feel comfortable with. Is there anything that can be done?

I notice some other manufacturers make replacement studs and kits, but I don't see anything from Kenda.
I'm not sure about Kenda, but they must be similar to 45NRTH. I made a video replacing the studs on my 45NRTH tires

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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I'm not sure about Kenda, but they must be similar to 45NRTH. I made a video replacing the studs on my 45NRTH tires

https://youtu.be/syCLCvmPMlA
Awesome, thank you! I haven't seen that Kenda has replacement studs and a tool, like some other manufacturers do. But maybe I could take a chance and see if the example tools and studs you mention would work.
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Old 01-12-21, 02:54 AM
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Between Suomityres, Schwalbe and Conti, the studs are identical in size measured to the resolution of vernier calipers.
I keep a section of a discarded studded tire around as a donor for replacement studs.
While it might not be overly important for ride characteristics, Iíve had pieces of grit lodge in the empty stud socket and eventually cause flats. Replacement is advised.
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