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SOC13: Kenda Adds 650B Mountain Bike Tires, Revisions to Road & Cyclocross Treads

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Kenda Turnbull Canyon 650B mountain bike tire

Kenda’s Turnbull Canyon tread, named after a popular SoCal ride, gets a 650B size that’s modified from the 29er version we saw at Eurobike.

Sidewall knobs get stiffened up a bit and have a more ramped leading edge. The 29er version will get the same changes soon, too. It’ll be available in late May in a 27.5 x 2.0 in DTC (Dual Tread Compound) in tubed and tubeless options.

They also showed off a prototype of the Slant Six’s 650B size, coming in 2.1 widths. That one’s in the supply chain now…

Kenda Slant Six 650B mountain bike tires

Kenda Kriterium Endurance road bike tire

Kriterium Endurance is a dual tread 120tpi casing with bead to bead Kevlar Iron Cloak flat protection. On top of that, the tread layer is a dual extrusion with a harder rubber/ceramic/kevlar base layer and firmer rubber on the top. This provides super flat protection while claiming to maintain a supple ride. It’s the training tire for Cannondale team riders. They’re racing on the Kountach.

Coming this fall they’ll have a revised Kommando cyclocross tire with taller, bigger side and transition knobs for better cold weather mud and slush conditions.

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