kenda havok 27.5+ mountain bike tire

No tire collection would be complete these days without a mid-fat, plus-sized 3″ tire, and Kenda’s offering is the new Havok 27.5 x 3.0. It’s targeted to be around 900-950 grams and uses their DTC rubber compound that gets a softer rubber on the side knobs for better grip and former in the center for less rolling resistance. It’s tubeless ready, so stock up on sealant now.

OE tires will get a 30tpi at the beginning, aftermarket tires will have 60 and 120 tpi casing options. Might get a narrower 2.8-ish option if there’s demand, but will start with the 3.0.

For things that get lighter and narrower, keep reading…

kenda saber 29er XC race mountain bike tire

The upcoming Saber 29 x 2.0 race tread has a new R3C compound that uses their road racing rubber compound on an XC tire. A 29 x 2.2 and 27.5 versions in both widths will follow.

Kenda Cholla tubeless ready cyclocross tire

The Cholla is a new 700 x 33 cyclocross tire that’s looking like a very good all around performer thanks to strong, blocky tread knobs with the right amount of space between them to clear mud.

Kenda Warthog tubeless ready gravel road bike tire

The other thing a modern tire collection needs? Gravel road, and the new Warthog roots around in the category with a smooth rolling center section and progressively larger knobs as they roll to the sides. It’ll come in a 700 x 40 size.

Both the Cholla and Warthog are tubeless ready and will ship with 60 and 120 tpi casing choices.

All of the above will be available this summer.

Kenda Kountach 25 and 28 width road racing tires

The Kenda Kountach, which finally made it into production last year as a training and racing tire, is getting wider 25 and 28 sizes. Weight is 200-210g for the 25, the 28 weights are still TBD. The 25 is available now, 28 in a couple months.

KendaTire.com

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Robert W
Robert W
7 years ago

Glad to see a 700×40 tire. We need more TCS options in this size, like the whole Kenda CX line.

Will
Will
7 years ago

I like the looks of that gravel tire.

Cornelius
Cornelius
7 years ago

That 700×40 looks sweet!

codyish
codyish
7 years ago

KENDA SUCKS! GRAVEL TIRES ARE STUPID! 27.5 IS A CONSPIRACY TO MAKE US BUY MORE STUFF!!

Sorry, all the comments so far were positive, and I didn’t think that was allowed in Bikerumor. The Warthog looks sweet though.

Eric E. Strava
Eric E. Strava
7 years ago

Show me someone who is excited about 27.5+ and I’ll show you someone who needs to get a life.

doris
doris
7 years ago

YESSSSSSS!!!! Get in there!!! 27.5!! woohoo…My life in worth living at last **does a skip ‘n a hop and a merry ‘lil jig**

Clancy
Clancy
7 years ago

Eric, thanks for reminding me what a waste of time it is to read the comments.

codyish
codyish
7 years ago

@eric e. strava – so I can just build a second wheelset to put on my existing 29″ hardtail to convert it into a functioning fat/snow bike? I guess I need to get a life.

PTymn Wolfe
PTymn Wolfe
7 years ago

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Jared
Jared
7 years ago

Man, that Sabre tire looks very similar to the old Bontrager Jones XR front tire!!

wheelz
wheelz
7 years ago

Glad to see Kenda is offering more tubeless options, but I’m still disappointed there’s not Happy Medium cross/gravel tire in 35mm and tubeless. It’s been listed on their website as “TBD” in the weight column for over 2 years! http://www.kendatire.com/en/bicycle/cyclocross/happy-medium-pro/

tickle
tickle
7 years ago

How bout a 40-44c tire with a little knobbage for those of us who like to get on some singletrack as well as gravel. My smart sams are fine but another option in a tubeless tire would be nice

Aaron
Aaron
7 years ago

Do these all come in SCT (tubeless-ready) variants?

Fred
Fred
7 years ago

The bike industry has a real (deleted) for 27.5+, but where are all the bikes for these tyres? I know you could run them on a 29er, but what about taking advantage of all these wonderful new standards and make something interesting. Semi-fat unicycle with xx1 rohloff?

Fred
Fred
7 years ago

Cool, a Maxxis Crossmark gravel tyre.