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Kenda unveiled the Saber XC racing mountain bike tire at the Taipei Cycle Show, and now we’ve got a little more info on the casings on these ultralight treads.

It’ll come in 2.0 and 2.20 widths for both 29″ and 27.5″, shipping this fall. The more durable casing option is the SCT (sealant compatible), which they say will be just under 500g for the 29×2.0.

About 100g lighter than the SCT is the Tubeless Race, which uses a tubeless bead but without the extra sidewall density to be lighter. The trade off is it initially requires more sealant to set up.

Need something bigger and beefier? The enduro-ready Nexcavator will soon have a number of 27.5 x 2.4 options…

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First, a few more looks at the Saber.

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The Nexcavator 27.5 x 2.4 will come in four different casing constructions, with three of them available by late summer. The SLGC (super light gravity casing) is still in testing under their Pros and will be a bit behind. Look for dual compound rubber on top, folding beads and weights probably between 800 and 900 grams.

KendaTire.com

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Jeff
Jeff
6 years ago

Saber looks like a nice rear to compliment my Turnbull Canyon 29×2.0 Front. It’s just too bad that it isn’t available right now now.

mtnbikej
6 years ago

The Saber looks identical to an older Bontrager tire.

davechopoptions
davechopoptions
6 years ago

Aye – the Bonty XR.

Sbrdude1
6 years ago

It looks like the front specific Bontrager Jones.

Quickie
Quickie
6 years ago

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groghunter
groghunter
6 years ago

100g lighter, but has more sealant impregnated in the sidewall to keep it from losing air, after you mount it… wonder how much weight it gains, sounds like a theoretical weight savings over something real.

Ted
Ted
5 years ago

I like the new nexcavator! Had the older one, this looks like a step up !