Kenda previewed a number of new off-road tires to us throughout last year, and now the bulk of those mountain bike tires are finally ready to hit the trails this summer. Plus, a new 4Titude all-weather road tire is ready for commuting and 4-season training, and some new Kudos BMX race tire are prepped for the start line.
Kenda 4Titude Pro all-weather 4-season road bike tire
Many new models of Kenda’s trail tires are now in stock and ready to order. We’ve been hearing about the new 4Titude for a couple of months. Designed to serves as a durable 4-season road race & training tire, it features two different diamond tread patterns for riding in wet & slippery conditions.
The new all-weather tire features flat, smooth diamonds in the center for fast rolling, and pointed file diamond shoulders to dig in for grip on wet & dirty road corners. The tire gets new KA Kevlar Armor aramid belt puncture protection beneath the tread, and a R3C road three compound rubber for a mix of low rolling resistance and superior grip in cold & wet conditions.
The tire is available now only in a 190g tube type 700c x 25mm version, but a 28mm variant is in the works as well, and we hope some tubeless variants.
As for much bigger road commuter road tires, the popular Kwick Nine Sport monster commuter adds a new 29×2.4″ version (1111g) with a coffee brown sidewall.
Kenda gets Kudos for new BMX race tires
The new Kenda Kudos is a fast-rolling 20×1.75″ BMX race tire that mixes a smooth center tread with grippy shoulder blocks. A lightweight 120tpi tube type version is available at just 324g, but also a TLR tubeless one at 388g.
The Kompact Pro BMX tire with its tons of edge-to-edge tiny sipes also makes a return in a 20×2.35″ folding 120tpi tire (459g).
Kenda updates mountain bike tire line-up for summer availability
On the MTB tire front, their light & fast XC & trail Booster adds many new large volume plus sizes in both the lightest sidewall TR Tubeless Race casing and the more resistant anti-cut sidewalls of the SCT Sidewall Casing Tech casing. The Booster now adds 29×2.6″ tires in both TR (681g) & SCT (763g) versions, and in 27.5x 2.6 with SCT (721g).
The more meaty all-mountain or enduro Regolith also gets a new plus size, with a 29×2.6″ in SCT (946g) casing.
For other more specific trail applications, the similar trail version of the Nevegal 2 gets an eMTB specific EMC E-Mountain Casing with an extra reinforcing ply and added puncture protection in 27.5×2.6″ (995g). Also, the gravity Hellcat gets a new 26×2.4″ ACT (805g) version more for trail riding. The light, fast Saber XC race tire adds a couple of 27.5×2.2″ versions in TR (510g) & SCT (578g) for fast trail riders.
And that prototype 27.5×2.4″ Gran Mudda gravity DH mud tire with tread blocks molded to be cut to length to suit individual downhill course conditions remains a prototype. Kenda promises that it should hit the market at the end of the summer, though.
Kenda Alluvium Pro rounds out gravel lineup with the Flintridge Pro
We’ve seen the Alluvium Pro semi slick gravel & adventure bike tire for a while too, but now the hexagonal center tread & angle shoulder blocks are readily available. For now, the tubeless-ready tire comes in just a single 700c x 40mm version with GCT (SCT for gravel) bead-to-bead protection casing (495g).
It is mean to complement the more aggressive gravel Flintridge Pro which comes in the same GCT casing, as well as the lighter TR casing and many more size options: 700c x 35, 40, & 45mm and 650b x 45mm. Maybe the Alluvium will follow suit with more options in the near future as well….