Kenda has revamped one of their most popular tires as the Nevegal X, making it lighter and faster.
Compared to the original, the X’s knobs are more ramped to reduce rolling resistance. Side knobs are a little smaller, and the overall profile is more rounded.
It’ll come in 26″ (2.1 and 2.35), 27.5″ (2.1 and 2.35) and 29er (2.2). Actual weights are TBD, it’s just out of the prototype stage – note these are actually labeled as “Lite” and not “X”.
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They’ll have a new Honey Badger XC Pro coming very soon. It gets a bit smaller, lower profile knobs placed with a bit higher frequency. It’s still pretty openly spaced, so it should shed muck quick and easy. We’ve ridden the original on some pretty aggressive trails and been pleased enough to get a couple sets for long term review. These are aimed at those that like to climb and rip flatter sections of trail as much as the descents.
Weights and full tech will be unveiled at Interbike, but we know sizes: 27.5×2.05 and 29×2.05.
Both tires thankfully get their Dual Tread Compound, and some sizes get their tubeless ready SCT casing.
At least one of their cyclocross tires gets the X/Pro treatment, too. We’ll have more on that at Interbike