Kenda Krisp Older Tires

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Kenda Krisp

USER REVIEWS

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[May 20, 2003]
hmann
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

cornering, sidewalls acceptable

Weakness:

punctures easily, strange footprint for a slick/semi-slick.

My wife asked for a street tire on her new bike at the LBC, so they switched out the Chameleons which came with 2000 Fisher entry levels for these things. Lower rolling resistance, sure, but she rides the thing very sparingly on city streets and I'm patching tubes right and left. The rubber is impervious to NOTHING. Too slow to be a slick, to weak to be a semi-slick.

Buy the Mythos Slick if you are looking for something like this. Better tread pattern, tougher tire. I'd be very reluctant to buy Kenda after this experience.

Similar Products Used:

IRC Mythos Slick

[Feb 01, 2002]
Cliff Darby
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

slick

Weakness:

slick, they slip if you even think about shifting half a pound slightly forward.

Great for i road man like me. But they slip on hiils. The side grips collect mud and rub. I think mine were made abnormally thick because i ran over and shattered a beer bottle. Glass stuck in them for about 50 feet! No punctures. These tires pretty much stink though. Upgrading to Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 's.

Similar Products Used:

20" slicks on BMX bikes (kinda similar i guess.

[Sep 10, 2002]
Barrett Ishida
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Knobby sides

Weakness:

Not-so-slick center region

The Bottom Line is that the Kenda Krisp tires are QUASI semi-slick tires. The part that is supposed to be "slick" is not necessarily so and the tire is also wide for a semi slick tire which doesn't help cut down friction. The have worked fine for me on road and light off-road usage. I recently purchased the Continental Goliath semi slicks which ride much more like a semi-slick tire.

Similar Products Used:

Continental Goliath

[Jul 23, 2001]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Low rolling resistance.

Weakness:

Horrible propensity to puncture. I've been using them during the summers for the past two years (I ride year round in Minneapolis, but these surely wouldn't do in the winter), and all I ever do is fix punctures...

For the price, I guess I can't complain too loudly. However, I've already wasted the money I saved by not buying good tires on patch kits and tubes...

[Jun 27, 2000]
Nathan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Low cost, reasonably durable, smooooth!

Weakness:

Sidewalls not very resitant to 'snakebite', so keep the pressure up (3,5 bar minimum).
Overall quality and finish.

In summer i switch from Panaracer Dart/Smoke hardcore, to these green 'grippers'. I like the low rolling-resistance and the positive steering-response on hard/sandy surfaces
(i use 'm both front and rear). I would not recommend these tires to those of u riding hardtails, as they lack grip on steep hills especially while pedalling standing-up.
So far i've had no punctures, pretty good i'd say!

Similar Products Used:

Michelin semi-slicks

[Apr 16, 2000]
Steele
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Low Price.
Rolls easilyeven in softer dirt.
Great for road trips.
used for 300 miles on road with no signs of wear whatsoever, not bad considering my weight.
God only knows how many miles off road I put on , but it has been alot.

Weakness:

Poor traction off road in anything but rock hard dirt.

Overall a great tire for what it was designed for
Holds up well, get it if you do alot of roading
For SERIOUS off roading in varying conditions suck as mud or realy high hills, pass it up.
Great for roadies, or weeekend people, or fat people like myself. I will probably replace my tires with the same ones.
I am 210 Lbs and these tires have taken alot of off road abuse that they probably never were intended to endure.
I'd even recomend the cheap bike they came with(with new wheels, and chain.)

Similar Products Used:

nothing similar

[Apr 10, 2000]
robey
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

great for road, gravel, and some dirt

Weakness:

sucks when wet or slick easy penetration in the middle of tire many flats espacially on road where glass is present

okay i guess but wouldn't recommend them for replacement if your bike comes with them try'em out see how you like them

Similar Products Used:

first time used anything like it

[Dec 09, 1999]
Raj Singh
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Road

Weakness:

Off road
No traction
Tires slip when wet

If you get a mongoose and want to go off road get rid of the tires....I think you should buy WTB tires they wear really well and if it more for off rode but really good on on rode

Similar Products Used:

WTB VolciraptorGREAT TIRES

[Nov 10, 1999]
biker
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

fast
light
does not retain mud or dog crap
inexpensive

Weakness:

considering it is a slick not designed for mud.
at the time of purchase no kevlar version available

great slick tire, very fast with smooth rolling feel.
Tires are slicks and not designed for mud or winter like conditions.

[Oct 31, 1999]
Liquid Man
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Great Touring Tire

Weakness:

SUCK Off-road!

If you bought your MTB to tour with then these are the tires for you! They look cool with the side bites are roll fast on hard pack and pavement. If you ever plan on going off-road with your MTB and you have Kenda Krisp tires, consider hiking instead! My first trip out, they fishtailed on every semi-muddy corner, they spun-out on steep hills, and they slipped off of wet rocks on the stream crossings. NOT a good tire IMHO! But, what do you expect wwhen it comes standard on a Wal-Mart special MTB?!

Similar Products Used:

Continental Atlanta, Continental Montana

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