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Kenda K847 Kross Plus 26 Inch Tire

Kenda Kross Plus 26x1.95 TireKenda Kross Plus 26x1.95 Tire
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Ideal for pavement or the dirt, the K847 features a smooth center section for comfortable street pedaling, and knobs on the sides for cornering control off road.

The K847 Kross Plus is available in 26 x 1.95 Inch (50-559 ISO). 65 psi max. Wire bead. 620g.

Weight: 620 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 48-559 

Max Pressure: 65 psi

Applications: Pavement/Dirt Roads 

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 8/9/2014
by Eric
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Southern Colorado
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You get more than what you pay for!

These tires are great. Good looking, fast, and tough. Rode them around in rough alleys and glass strewn parking lots on purpose to proof Test them. They pass with flying colors.

The one minor complaint? They are a bit harsh riding. But given the toughness of them, it's well worth the tradeoff. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5/3/2014
by Kudalufi
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Halifax, NS
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Good but K835 is better

An ok tire with an agressive-looking tread. Good looking, but you might as well just have slicks. The picture shown here is an uninflated tire, which makes the aggressive-looking side knobs look like they will engage more quickly than they do. The slick central road strip, when inflated at operating pressure, bulges quite a bit more than shown. The slick strip is therefore quite a bit too wide and too far removed from the side knobs to allow them to engage when they are needed. The knobs won't bite unless you are on the softest of trails - mud or snow. At which point, they aren't enough to get you through.

A far better tire, but as far as I can tell, only available in Canada, is the Kenda K-835 26x1.75. The central strip is far narrower on that tire, with knobs directly to either side of the strip as well as off on the edges like this one. This means the narrow strip will sink down and let the knobs engage on trails that are gravel, or medium loose pack, but still give you low rolling resistance on paved surfaces.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Hi Kudalufi,

Thanks for the review. We recommend the K847 Kross Plus primarily for road and only light duty dirt use. The edging knobs on that tire are really only designed to engage once the tire is leaned into a corner, to help offer some added grip in slightly loose conditions. While we do inflate all tires before taking our photos, there's a great point being made here about tire width affecting grip. We'd only add that rim width plays a huge role in this, and the narrower your rim, the more rounded this tire's final profile would be, moving the side knobs further out to the sides and leaving only the slick portion around the primary contact patch of the tire. Wider rims would bring the knobs into more contact with the terrain, even when not at an angle.

Thanks,
Stacia

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Reviewed 8/14/2014
by Anonymous
Nova Scotia
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Great tire

Great tire. Reacted as expected. Rides smooth on both pavement and packed trials.

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Reviewed 6/16/2014
by Anonymous
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Norcal
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This tire is awesome for rough road commuting - fast and tough!

Great tire for commuting. Fast and durable. First set lasted several thousand miles. Flats are rare as the main tread section is thick.

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Reviewed 3/29/2014
by philipv
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South Africa
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Lower rolling resistance

Due to its inherent resistance I noticed that my bike lost speed going slightly downhill, unless I pedaled. At my age (71) each Watt is important. Liners made matters worse, but where I live,there are lots of thorns on the tar due to people mowing their lawns and spattering the thorns all over. Liners are a must. With these tires my bike picks up speed on the same downhill, even with liners. Makes my daily run a pleasure

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Reviewed 5/15/2014
by Weekender
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Memphis, TN
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Sliced Bread

I bought my first MTB, a used Specialized Hardrock Pro which I use for rail trails, camping, gravel trails and just exercise. The Kenda Enduro tires it came with were good for off-road but not for street use. Rough riding and lots of rolling resistance. After reading another review here about the K847 and Katy Trail I had to give them a try and am glad I have. They've transformed the bike into what I need. They're good on grass, trails and of course pavement. They roll easily and are comfortable. Great tire for the MTB commuter, casual rider. Going to ride the Virginia Creeper Trail and these tires should be perfect.

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Reviewed 4/17/2014
by Brett
Florida
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Tire performs better than expected!

These tire replace standard mountain bike (knobby) tires. Bike is ridden mostly on light trails and roads on 10-25 mile rides on average. Very fast and smooth rolling. Lighter than expected. Very pleased with this product. Highly recommend, out-performs other tires in price range.

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Reviewed 12/12/2013
by PB
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Boston
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
A great commuting tire

If you use a mountain bike for commuting as I do, this is the tire for you. Have you ever looked at the wear pattern on the tires you have now? That's why this tire makes so much sense, flat down the middle where we spend most of our time riding, and where we want to go as fast as possible. And knobby on the sides for when we need it leaning into a turn and you hit a bit of loose stuff hear the edge of the road, for example.

I would have preferred it if the tire could have been shipped without folding it. I had to let it relax on the dining room table for a couple of days before I put it on the bike.

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Reviewed 12/19/2013
by Anonymous
Florida
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great cross training tire !!

I just switched to these cross training tires and they are much better on the road than the full on mud tires that I have been riding with. These tires are fast on the road and still have surprisingly good traction off road as well.

These tires are exactly what I was looking for !!

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Reviewed 5/30/2014
by Anonymous
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Thanks for the great tires and the prompt delivery!

I use the tires on my bnike, which I primarily use for exercise and touring.

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Reviewed 11/10/2013
by T - Bone
St Louis, MO
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
This tire is working perfectly for the flat trails I ride.

I ride the Katy trail in Missouri, which is a flat, well groomed, crushed limestone trail and this is the perfect tire for me.

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Reviewed 9/25/2013
by Fred
Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love'em!

These tires breathed new life into our old mountain bikes and our riding pleasure. My wife and I have found ourselves turning a little ride around the block into a 10-15 mile cruise spontaneously because these tires roll so smooth with little rolling resistance. We're now working our way up to a 50 mile ride. Considering getting another pair for our son's brand new bike...they are that much better on pavement than MTB tires. Having said all that, the shoulder tread still allows decent control for an occasional section of hard pan. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the price value. With shipping I got a pair of these for the same price as a similar, but not equal, tire at the local big box store? No brainer!

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Reviewed 9/12/2013
by t6garrison
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San Diego
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Hybrid

This tire is an excellent hybrid of off road and on pavement elements. Since I ride my MTB mainly on pavement, but also venture off road when I can, this tire is the perfect solution for me. After I shredded my last set of aggressive knobbies on the McKenzie River trail this summer, I wanted a tire that would serve me better on pavement, but still work well in the dirt. An added bonus is it works very well on my stationary trainer. With knobby tires that was impossible. The price makes it an incredible value.

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Reviewed 8/26/2013
by Anonymous
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Good product , good service,..

Great all around tire. Rugged and handle well on the track. BTD is a great place to shop.

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Reviewed 8/24/2013
by Jay
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Abilene Kansas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Huge Improvement

My wife and I have been riding 100 miles a month on mountain bikes. A friend recommended I go to semislick tires. I ordered 4 because of all the good reviews I saw here. I got them yesterday and installed them last night and both my wife and I felt a huge difference in rolling resistance immediately. Did a short 7 mile route this morning and these are the best tires I have ever ridden on. Will see how they hold on on overall miles.

Doing a 25 mile ride next Saturday and really looking forward to what they will do for me there with mph. I rode it last week and am looking forward to comparing the results.

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Reviewed 8/5/2013
by Jeffbiker1ab
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Pittsburgh
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire and value!

Put on my giant and used them on rails to trails. Did 120 miles the first time out on them and they had a smooth ride and did very well in sandy and muddy conditions.

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Reviewed 8/2/2013
by Anonymous
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Columbus Ohio
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for paved and dirt riding

Purchased these tires for ride on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal trails. These trails combined are 340 miles of paved, gravel and dirt. These tires were ideal for this ride. Great traction on the rougher surfaces and low rolling resistance on the paved portions. When I ordered the tires, they arrived when promised in good shape. I forwarded a link to the web site and others in my ride purchased the same tires for their bikes.

Great tires and ordering process.

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Reviewed 8/2/2013
by FSU4life
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Hickory Hills, IL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire to transform your mountain bike into a quasi road bike.

As others have already mentioned, these tires will really smooth out the ride of your mountain bike. The tire appears to be of quality construction/material.

I haven't been in the dirt or hardcore off-road since I mounted them, but they do great in the grassy hills around my house and obviously are great on the road. An added bonus is that they roll true and are whisper quiet compared to a full knobby tire.

I highly recommend these tires to those that want a smoother on-road ride without having to lose their mountain bike's ruggedness in the process.

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Reviewed 7/24/2013
by Anonymous
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Bend, OR
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Just what I needed.

We carry our mountain bikes when we travel in our motor home and I used to carry two sets of wheels and tires for each bike. It was a pain and time consuming to switch out the wheels for different types of riding, so now I have tires that work for both road and dirt riding.

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Reviewed 7/22/2013
by Anonymous
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Columbus Ohio
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Great tire for the combined GAP and C&O trail ride

I really like these tires. Put them on my mountain bike and took 18 Boy Scouts down the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Tow Path (340 miles from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC). The tires made the asphalt trail portions easier and had great traction on the gravel and mudd portions of this 340 mile ride. Many of our riders purchased these tires and they had no flats on the ride.

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