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Kenda K879 Kwick Cyclocross

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The Kenda K879 Kwick Cyclocross tire offers maximum control in a lightweight and fast rolling clincher.

  • Narrow 30mm width for lower weight
  • Small knobs provide great grip while ensuring low rolling resistance
  • Folding bead
  • Front or Rear use
  • 85 max. PSI
  • 700c x 30mm
  • 320 grams

Weight: 320 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 30-622 

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Applications: Cyclocross 

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Reviewed 9/9/2014
by Mike
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Elizabethtown, PA
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One of a kind for non-racing use of cross bike

I am mostly a road rider, but log significant miles on improved trails. I have purchased at least a half-dozen pair of these tires. When I first purchased these tires I was seeking a detuned cross tire to suit my style of splitting a ride partly on the trail and partly on the road. Most cross tires tend to drag on the road, even the 30 mm's. These are the narrowest 30 mm tire that I have found. The tread pattern offers grip when leaning but little tread interference when upright. They ride on the road with little drag but also provide enough bite for rail trail or other improved trail applications. I was hooked on these and recommend them for others with similar riding styles.

They have a low tpi but feel supple. Not the longest lasting and with some rims can be difficult to mount. however with traditional box style rims like Open Pros, they are a breeze.

They were discontinued a few years ago, but i have yet to see a drop in their availability. Perhaps Kenda reintroduced them even though they have introduced a couple of better made tires to fill the same niche. I see the list price has increased, but they generally can be found for about 20 dollars.

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Reviewed 11/11/2013
by Anonymous
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Houston, TX
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Small Profile fast CX tire for dry conditions

I use this tire for racing cyclocross on a road bike conversion. The tire is true to size (30mm). It rolls really well and corners well. I have had some slipping in sand, but that is to be expected with a thinner tire. This is one of the few 30 mm cyclocross tires and is great for dry race conditions.

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Reviewed 11/12/2013
by Anonymous
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Sparks, NV
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Bead size varies too much

Lightweight and folding. Rear has no tread left after &8776,700 miles. Main complaint is that they vary greatly in bead size. Some are almost impossible to mount without breaking tools. Good luck fixing a flat in the field

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Reviewed 4/3/2014
by ND jBikes
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Bismarck ND
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good tuff tire

Put These Tires on my daily commuter. 500 miles and no flats yet, tread has held up well. not bad on packed dirt and gravel either. excellent value!!!

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Reviewed 7/22/2013
by Anonymous
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Brookfield, Colorado
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great commuter bike tire for getting to school in Colorado.

Easy to mount. Tires fit on Bianchi Eros road bike. Great all around tire for year round commuting on street and rec path.

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Reviewed 10/16/2012
by Radler
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Bodenmais, Germany
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good life, low weight, and perfect for gravelloose dirt

Have these on two cross bikes, one in Nevada for loose dirt and one in the Bavarian Forest where many forest paths are pine needles and gravel. I have several years experience with these and am a repeat buyer. On the hard, they do not slow you down as many other tires do.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by Anonymous
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Fargo, ND
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Great tire for the money!

The Kenda K879 Kwick cyclocross tire is a very good tire for the money. I have found this tire to handle well in all conditions. I am running this tire on my Bianchi Zurigo and it works very well on gravel, dirt, grass, hard packed trail, etc. A very good all around tire.

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Reviewed 7/13/2012
by iowaz
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Missouri
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Functional, affordable, dependable, all round tire for rough roads.

Have used multiple sets of this tire on three cyclocross bikes for training on rough roads and general solo riding. One tire in about three dozen had a sidewall defect and split under too high pressure. Run them smooth, with usually only one flat on the rear per set, due to a tiny piece of chert. Work just fine for all but soft, deep conditions. My choice for an affordable and very functional all-round tire for all surface solo riding.

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Reviewed 3/20/2012
by icemonkey
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Eagle, Co.
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Good pricegood tire

Ive been using these for about 500 miles, on and off road. Overall for the price they are terrific

The positives

They stick very well on hardpack and blacktop without too much stiction - a great balance

They hold together well on gravel for such a thin tire

Terrific on snow and ice

Comparatively resistant to pinch flats

Price

Light

The drawbacks

They wear quickly - what do you expect from a sticky tire

not so good in mud

Its important to remember that they are cross tires, not road tires, not commuting tires. Ive commuted all winter in the snow on these and love them for that, Ive ridden a bunch of singletrack and even a few mtb race courses on them and they stick very well in corners. But remember your contact patch on such a thin tire is limited, so they can skid out on loose surfaces easily if you overload them. They are a sticky tire so even at 80 - 100psi they can hold a corner at terrifying speed on blacktop - but all this requires a compromise and thats quickish wear. If your on the road expect quick wear, mixedoffroadcross they should be good for years.

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Reviewed 7/19/2011
by Minuteman Biker
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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great, Light Tire. Center tread wears on rear but they keep on going

Stock tires on my cross bike. Light, easy rolling, and get a bite when climbing on dirt. The rear shows wear in the center fairly quickly, but has not flatted and still has the knobs on the sides. Great value tires.

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Reviewed 12/8/2010
by rveilleu
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Canada, QC
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15 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
Good Tires for the $

I was using Michelin Mud2 before trying this tire. Let me tell you that for the $ this is a very good tire. Narrow (30), less noisy, and last longer. I really like the side brand name also. Very good!

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