Kenda Blue Groove Tire

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Great Front Tire

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The Good:

Great grip in the corners and durable

The Bad:

Slow rolling

Overall Review:

I use this tire as my front tire and love how it corners up there. I actually prefer to ride with a worn in tire so it rides a bit smoother and faster with the shorter center knobs, you could cut them if you prefered but overall its a great tire.

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Good All Around Tire

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The Good:

Grips well on the descents and the ascents. (Though it's better on the descents.) Excellent transitional grip with no lapses in traction. Directional ramped pattern rolls reasonably fast for a bulky tire. Adequate on many types of terrain.

The Bad:

Not an excellent mud shedder, Not a very fast roller.

Overall Review:

The blue groove is a unsung hero in Kenda's lineup. I haven't seen it on many bikes, which is odd considering the good performance it provides. I've ridden it in bike parks, where it provides ample grip and no squirming or loss of traction. I've also employed it on trail rides, where it dug into loose soil and never slipped on off-camber roots. With that being said, I've also ridden it on hardpack, where it provided good traction whilst being leaned into berms. However, the bulky tread pattern is noticabely slow on hardpack terrain. This tire also excels in mostly dry or slightly wet conditions, as it doesn't shed mud as well as some Read More »

Overall Review:

The blue groove is a unsung hero in Kenda's lineup. I haven't seen it on many bikes, which is odd considering the good performance it provides.  I've ridden it in bike parks, where it provides ample grip and no squirming or loss of traction.  I've also employed it on trail rides, where it dug into loose soil and never slipped on off-camber roots.  With that being said, I've also ridden it on hardpack, where it provided good traction whilst being leaned into berms.  However, the bulky tread pattern is noticabely slow on hardpack terrain.  This tire also excels in mostly dry or slightly wet conditions, as it doesn't shed mud as well as some other loosely spaced tires.  Another point is that, like most bulky tires, the blue groove absorbs bumps well, making it a good candidate for hardtails.

Overall, this tire performs the best on varying singletrack with a good mix of ups and downs.

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Product Kenda Blue Groove Tire
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Miscellaneous Tomac Signature Series tire! The popular Blue Groove offers broad, low-profile knobs engineered to stick on hardpack and rocky conditions. Select models use Kendas Stick-E rubber compound, a slow rebounding rubber that acts as suspension...
Price $29.99
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