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Kenda K925 Kaliente Road Tire

Kenda Kaliente Road Tire - 700cKenda Kaliente Road Tire - 700c
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The Kaliente Road Tire is Kenda's lightest road clincher—excellent for racing and all-round riding. The Kaliente offers durability and puncture resistance in an affordable package that won't weigh you down.

  • Iron Cloak bead to bead puncture protection
  • Quick rolling L3R Pro rubber compound with excellent traction
  • 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO)
  • 200g

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 125 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 120 TPI

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 4/14/2014
by Marquis
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SoCal
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NARROW

OK, I know how they make these tires so light - they leave out the material needed to make the tire wide enough. They measured less than 22mm mounted on IRD Cadence rims. They're also pretty low profile, so the difference in size between these tires and the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps that I was previously using is pretty dramatic.

They do roll fast and feel OK, but the casing is too small for my taste.

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Reviewed 11/10/2013
by bikerider31537
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Folkston Ga
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Best tire I've owned yet.

I've run Michelin Pros with front and rear specific tires,Gatorskins,Bontrager r2's and stock Bontrager tires to name a few,and bought a set of Michelin Dynamic sports at as same time as these. These are by far the best riding tire yet. Seem just as tough as the gator skins. Just finished a 100 mile charity ride and not a nick or cut in them. Even though I feared the worse when I ran over a broken beer bottle on the road. They actually give me a 1 1/2 to 2 mile increase over my racing tires which cost a considerable amount more. Less rolling resistance with. My only complaint is that I like a bit of splash and color on my tires. Just be aware that the Kenda Kalienta L3R Pro is only on one side of the tire. Along with the word Kenda opposite it. The side not showing only has the word Kenda. But bling doesn't add any speed. So not a big deal. Will be ordering myself a second set shortly.

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Reviewed 7/26/2013
by Tex Cyclist
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West Texas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Big bang for the buck!

What a pleasant surprise to find a well made tire with an extremely low weight combined with a great price point! The Kenda Kaliente K925 handles like a tire priced twice the amount while delivering a riding feel that truly competes with a much more expensive tire. Sure, the Kaliente doesn't score style points for overall appearance...I can live with that. There are plenty other of spots on your machine to look cool. Bike tires aren't cheap to own in general. Kenda delivers a super light tire that holds up well in contrast to the competition.

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Reviewed 6/6/2013
by chusum71
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munster, in
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
very low roll resistance!

I had 700x25 hard case tires for better puncture resistance. I thought they were great, they were heavier, but could that really make that big of a difference in overall performance? Then a friend of mine, who races, and is sponsored by kenda tires, talked me into these tires. He said they had as much puncture resistance as my current tires, but would perform much better. Well, I'm a believer!! They are skinnier (700x23), and I can't get over how well they roll. I will out coast anyone I ride with. And they handle great in turns as well as rough roads. I don't notice any lack of ride comfort either. Great tire. They do what they say they they do.

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Reviewed 5/9/2013
by Anonymous
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Midwest. many rural miles
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So far so good

Have had the tires for a few of weeks and have been able to put about 100 miles on them. They ride and handle nicely as I had hoped.

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Reviewed 2/16/2013
by RSM Rider
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Fast tire for a great price

Very happy with the tire. I got about 1k mile on the tire now, they roll fast and corner very well. I keep 120psi on them and show very little wear. I would not use them in wet conditions. I will buy them again.

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Reviewed 11/1/2012
by R ME Cyclist
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Ft. Meade, MD
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Quality Slick at a great price

Only have a few hundred miles on them sofar but Im very pleased with the ride smoothness, grip and speed. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a high quality slick at a very reasonable price.

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Reviewed 9/20/2012
by Anonymous
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Preston ID
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A good buy for the money

I have logged 300 miles with no issues. My riding partner did get a flat on the second ride but we still feel it is a good tire.

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Reviewed 9/17/2012
by steve mirassou
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napa calif.
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the best value for racing and training.

Great tire for racing or training. Good ware and great stability. It's the best value I've found in a road tire.

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Reviewed 9/9/2012
by beerbus
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great wearing tire- great value for the money

These tires wear like iron. I never get less than 5000 miles per tire. Have been running these since 2004, with very few punctures. I've gone nearly 15,000 miles since my last flat. And a large tack caused that one! No flats in in spite of many miles on both chip and seal roads, and significant city mileage.

In my club rides- I'm about the only guy not to flat this year.

They're about half the price of the Michelin Pro4's- and they last longer.

My only complaint is that the logo looks kind of ratty after a thousand miles or so.

Buy these! You can't go wrong.

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Reviewed 9/3/2012
by Peavoe in Channahon IL
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Channahon Il
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A better alternative to GP4000s' for less than half the cost!

These tires were bought to replace the Conti. GP4000s tires on my Gunnar Roadie. I found that these tires roll as well, are as light(as the 4000's), corner positively, and install easily. I've put a bit over a thousand miles on them and they are wearing better than expected. I will ride these for the rest of this season, and put them on my spares for next year. I think 4000 is a reasonable hope for these. This may be a bit optimistic, but even 3000 I'll take. By the way, the previous brand had sidewall tearing on 2 different sets(6 sidewall repairs on 4 tires). Our friends in Taiwan could teach the Germans a little bit about making bicycle tires.

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Reviewed 8/23/2012
by Anonymous
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Greenville, SC
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This is the first time that I buy these tires, but so far so good.

So far so good!!!

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Reviewed 8/4/2012
by Anonymous
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Sherman, tx
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French Mercier road bike likes Kaliente Tires

I use these tires on a French Mercier road bike. They last longer than other tires I have tried. Nice product!!!

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Reviewed 7/6/2012
by Bruce
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Florida
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Great tirewhich wears wellas it corners

mounted on carbon rims . What's not to like? Tires wear well and hold the line in turns.

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Reviewed 5/31/2012
by Wayne
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SF Bay Area
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great all around tire

First time trying these tires, decided to try them out after reading other positive reviews. Have about 600 miles on them so far, I don't think they have even begun to wear! Been through some crappy roads with lots of rocks, glass, etc with no damage. Grip and general handling is about the same as other tires in this $ range. I'm extremely happy with them and will make this my tire of choice from now on.

Type of Rider 200k fun rides, climbing

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Reviewed 5/30/2012
by Anonymous
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Very good tire, even comparing to its higher end competitors.

I'm not a racer but like trying to keep up from time to time. I'm more of a sport cyclist. I wanted to get more miles on these tires before reviewing them, but unfortunately fate had a different idea.

These tires seem to work very well although, as stated above, I have a limited amount of miles. My experience in the hills was very satisfying. They cornered well and the ride was smooth. They were also easy to install, a plus in my book when it comes to fixing flats on a ride, although that never happened.

Compared to Continental Grand Prix 4000s, they seem to me about equal. And compared to Michelin Pro3 Race, well, there is no comparison, they are much better! I had a lot less flatting than with the Pro3's!

The only thing they did not stand up to was running over a tandem, yeah, pace line accident. Sliced the tire.

All in all I really like these tires but would like to give them a better run for their money. I will be using them again.

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Reviewed 5/21/2012
by Mike
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Cape Cod, MA
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No complaints from me

I had been shelling out $$ for Schwalbe Ultremo ZX these past couple of years, however this year and I decided to take a more economical route and give the Kendas a try. So far, so good - after about 1500 miles. Wear seem normal, and the performance of the tires as good as any other tire I've had on my Fulcrum rims. The only thing I appear to be missing is a splash of color on the sidewall (black is the only option). Would I recommend? Yes. Not a OMG! You have to try these tires!, type of Yes, but a practical, reliable, durable kind of Yes.

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Reviewed 5/18/2012
by Anonymous
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WA
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So far so good

I got a set of 700x23 when they were the deal of the day.

So far so good. I carry a spare tube just in case.

Rolls smoothly, the ride is a bit harsher than the bontrager racelite hardcase (same size).

If they last as long, this is indeed a great buy. Much easier to put on the wheels as well.

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Reviewed 4/19/2012
by thewoody1
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for the price.

I have about 1500 miles on a set of these tires. Wear is good, traction is good and the price is right. I have only had 2 flats and they were caused by rim contact with the inner tube at the nozzle.

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Reviewed 4/19/2012
by Izzy
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Central Valley CA
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Great long lasting tires at a reasonable price.

The wear on these tires is great. One of the best tires I have used so far.

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