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Kenda Small Block 8 Pro Off Road MTB Tyre

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Product Description

  • Possibly the grippiest tyre you have ridden

  • Super fast rolling with confidence giving cornering

  • Made with (DTC) L3R PRO/ Stick-E

  • Downhill/ Freeride sizes available

  • Light weight 120 TPI casing

Kenda Small Block 8 Pro Off Road MTB Tyre Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.67
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.83

Customer Reviews (6)

5
An excellent long lasting tire!!!!!

I got one of these tyres about a year ago and I am still using it now. It is only showing a little bit of ware but I would expect that as I use my bike nearly everyday. I got the 26x2.35 inch it is a very grippy tyre on dirt but still roles smooth on the road. Overall great value for money

I got one of these tyres about a year ago and I am still using it now. It is only showing a little bit of ware but I would expect that as I use my bike nearly everyday. I got the 26x2.35 inch it is a very grippy tyre on dirt but still roles smooth on the road. Overall great value for money

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great Dry Weather and Hard Surface tyre

I run the 2.1s in summer and whilst they haven't got the greatest grip they are very progressive when they start to slide. In the winter I use the 2.35 which provide great grip on the wet rocky surfaces. If you ride in lots of mud and clay then they are very hard work.

I run the 2.1s in summer and whilst they haven't got the greatest grip they are very progressive when they start to slide. In the winter I use the 2.35 which provide great grip on the wet rocky surfaces. If you ride in lots of mud and clay then they are very hard work.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Kenda Small Block Eight 700 x 35

Bought these from Tredz as they were by far the cheapest on line. Using the tyres on my Spesh Singlecross when I go off road. great compromise between grip in the dirt and decent rolling resistance on the road. not great in mud though...

Bought these from Tredz as they were by far the cheapest on line. Using the tyres on my Spesh Singlecross when I go off road. great compromise between grip in the dirt and decent rolling resistance on the road. not great in mud though...

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Summer Grip

Fantastic tyre for the summer 2.35 width is very puncture resistant but considerably heavier than the 2.1 so I ran a 2.1 on the back with a 2.35 on the front. Very fast rolling tyre and great is dusty conditions. Only negative is that the sidewall on a 2.35 has started peeling away but that is after 12 months of regular use.

Fantastic tyre for the summer 2.35 width is very puncture resistant but considerably heavier than the 2.1 so I ran a 2.1 on the back with a 2.35 on the front. Very fast rolling tyre and great is dusty conditions. Only negative is that the sidewall on a 2.35 has started peeling away but that is after 12 months of regular use.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Kenda small ball eight tyres

Tredz is the cheapest place on the net for these tyres!

Tredz is the cheapest place on the net for these tyres!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Kenda Small Block 8 Review

One of the fastest rolling xc tyres available much faster than racing ralphs and more cushioning also as the tyre has a bigger carcass... 1.95" are my favourite but just about to get some 1.75" for the cross season. Had no probs sealing the non-tubeless versions with stans.

One of the fastest rolling xc tyres available much faster than racing ralphs and more cushioning also as the tyre has a bigger carcass... 1.95" are my favourite but just about to get some 1.75" for the cross season. Had no probs sealing the non-tubeless versions with stans.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Tyres Guide

What type of tyre do I need? 

It’s best to choose a bike tyre based on the type of riding you’re going to be doing.  

Road bike tyres 

Road bike tyres are identified by a smooth tread pattern and narrow width for speed and efficiency.  

Mountain bike tyres 

MTB tyres are much wider with chunky tread for added grip on off-road conditions.  

Hybrid/ commuter tyres 

These tyres will often blend characteristics from road and MTB tyres with added puncture protection for daily durability.  

Does tyre width matter?  

Thin tyres are fastest as they have low rolling resistance and are more aerodynamically profiled.  

Wide tyres are more comfortable and stable due to the increased contact patch with the ground.  

How to check your current tyre size? 

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2.  

The first figure is the tyre diameter (size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622.

The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
 700c road bike wheels
 18-622  700 x 18C
 23-622  700 x 23C
 25-622  700 x 25C
 28-622  700 x 28C
 32-622  700 x 32C
 37-622  700 x 35C
 47-622  700 x 47C
 26" mountain bike wheels
 50-559  26 x 1.9
 54-559  26 x 2.1
 55-559  26 x 2.2
 58-559  26 x 2.35
  27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
 50-584  27.5 x 1.95
 54-584  27.5 x 2.1
 57-584  27.5 x 2.25
 29" mountain bike wheels  
 50-622  29 x 2.0
 54-622  29 x 2.1
 55-622  29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?   

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).  

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.  

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide 

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5” 

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.  

How wide is too wide  

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance. 

Measure the following areas on your frame: 

Fork crown (top) 

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them) 

Chainstays 

Seatstays 

Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.  

What is the best type of tyre for daily riding? 

If you’re commuting, riding and training daily you’ll want a tyre with some form of puncture resistance. 

Puncture resistance often comes in the form of a harder or thicker rubber compound, or a protective layer running underneath the tread pattern.  

What are tubeless tyres 

Tubeless tyres do not have an inner tube. The tyre and rim of your wheel (you need a tubeless ready rim) create an airtight seal with the valve directly mounted on the rim. 

You can run these tyres at lower pressures for an improved ride quality. A bigger contact with the ground means you have improved traction when cornering. 

Tubeless tyres often come with liquid sealant that creates a seal that may heal itself on a small puncture so you can keep riding home.  

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