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Kenda Small Block 8 Tire

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “Perfect Racing Tire”

    The Good: The SB8 has 8 very small knobs running laterally through the tire. These tires are very fast and still quite grippy on hard pack trails and dirt jumps. Low rolling mass and resistance means you can accelerate significantly faster and it can shave a good half pound of your bike. It is also tubeless compatible! The middle knobs are made of a hard rubber compound which enables them to roll fast and wear well. The side knobs are made from a softer compound for better grip.

    The Bad: These tires are only ideal for XC use on hard pack to medium trails. For a trail bike its good to have it as a rear tire, but its too slick for use as a front tire. A good combo for good grip and fast acceleration would be a SM8 on the back and a Nevegal on the front.

    Overall Review:

    Overall, these are the ultimate tires for hot summer days riding fast, flowy hardpack trails. Fast acceleration, low weight combined with controlled grip on smooth trails will convert your bike into a singletrack screamer. They are also good value and wear slowly so its a worthwhile investment. Definitely a tire to recommend for those seeking some fast tires to race on or just mess around on the local trails.

    “They're like Turbo Tires!”

    The Good: Rolls super smooth, therefore fast and flowing. Great for hard pack, fine on road and surprising agile off road.

    The Bad: Stay away from mud, not much sidewall for rock gardens.

    Overall Review:

    I bought these for my "loaner" and sometimes "urban assault" Hard Rock 29'er. They are instant ego boost compared to my Nomad with 2.5 Chunders!  Easy to squeeze speed out of these when pumping. I learned the next level of pumping Partly Because of these SB8's. I find myself on the 29'er more often just because Rolling is the Best Return on Turning the Cranks...

    “Kenda Small Block 8”

    The Good: Light, Wide (2.3)

    The Bad: Nothing!!!!

    Overall Review:

    I'musing this tire on the front of my DJ bike and it is awesome! It has just enough tread to Dirt Jump with and not too much to go hit up the skate park. I love it!

    “Kenda Small Black 8 vary versatile”

    The Good: versatile Fast Rolling

    The Bad: None so far. Maybe a tad Thin for some of the aggressive ( Sharp Rocky) all mountain riding i do

    Overall Review:

    Great tire For Anything from your Dirt Jump/Street/Park bike to your Cross Country/Trail/All Mountain bike

    id recommend it on any hard or hard pack surfaces.

    “best tire for dirt jumping!!!”

    The Good: grips amazingly and is great on street

    The Bad: cant think of anything yet

    Overall Review:

    Amazing tire for dirt jump and street, and its not to pricy

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Riding Type
    Tubeless Compatible
    Miscellaneous Based on the highly successful John Tomac Nevegal tire, The Small Block 8 features 8 smaller Nevegal-shaped knobs running left to right across the tire wheras the Nevegal has only 6 knobs. Designed to give more bite on the ground, better acceleration and speed- the SB8 is quickly becoming a racers favorite. Excellent hard pack XC race tire 8 Nevegal shaped but smaller knobs across the tire for better 'bite' DTC - Dual Tread Compound offers cornering grip with faster center line acceleration One of the fastest rolling tires in the Kenda Premium line 26x1.95 UST: 780g+50(give or take) 26x2.1 UST: 805g+60(give or take) TPI: 120 Folding bead Front or Rear useage
    Price $29.99
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry