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Kenda K193 Kwest 26 Inch Tire

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  • The Kenda Kwest is perfect for wet weather commuting, thanks to a grooved tread pattern that sheds water. A fast-rolling rubber compound that will get you there quickly.
    • Front or rear use
    • Wire bead
    • Standard version has a 65 PSI maximum
    • High Pressure version has a 100 PSI maximum
    • Black
    • 26 x 1.5" (40-559 ISO)
    • 639 grams

    Weight: 585 grams

    26 x 1.5 Inch - Standard Pressure

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-559 

    Max Pressure: 65 psi

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    Reviewed 11/8/2018
    by Frado
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Michigan
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    These Kenda's rock!

    I purchased these Kenda's to install on my HardRock Specialized and they are awesome! I use my HardRock to train on my bike trainer and these tires are smooth as a baby's butt and roll on my trainer effortlessly! If you're looking for a smooth rolling tire, than these Kenda's will not disappoint!

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    Reviewed 1/14/2019
    by exhiker
    New York State &40Canada&41
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    Road tires

    Ive been riding Kenda Kwest road tires for two years now and have been extremely happy with their performance. I have a classic 80s Giant Iguana Mtn Bike which I utilize for both road & trail! I have two separate pairs of rims for switching to whatever type I have the itch for. The tires average between 2000 - 3000 miles before replacing and the road surface, although not the worse, certainly is not the best. I do team these tires up with liners to avoid flats!

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    Reviewed 11/19/2018
    by Clay
    Missouri
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    Great Product - Great Service

    Ordered these tires for my Trek hybrid. They were just what i wanted. Tires fit exact, look nice, and roll smooth! I recommend bikes direct and I am a first time buyer!

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    Reviewed 11/17/2018
    by John
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Florida in winter Mn In summer
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    I have used these Kenda tires for years they perform reakky well.

    I have used these tires and tubes for over 10 years and always replace the warn tires with the Kenda 100 psi tires I have over 30,000 Miles on my bike.

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    Reviewed 11/15/2018
    by Mike
    Falls Church, VA
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    Kenda Kwest K193 26 x 1.5

    Bought these tires to replace a ten year old set of Continental Sport Contact 26 x 1.6 and while the Kenda K193 are not as supple, you cant beat the 100 psi max inflation pressure. All in all, very satisfied with purchase.

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    Reviewed 10/15/2018
    by jpatterson
    Casual Cyclist
    Sacramento CA
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    These make my re-purposed old mountain bike into a pretty slick cruising machine!

    These are sticky! A good thing!. Excellent for old mountain bikes and other cruisers! Fast!

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    Reviewed 10/3/2018
    by Mike
    michigan
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    Fast road tire

    Replaced tires on my wifes townie bike, greatly reduced rolling resistance over tires it replaced that where only rated for 60 psig

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    Reviewed 1/4/2017
    by Pat in Ventura
    Casual Cyclist
    Ventutra, CA
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    As promised, fast and smooth

    I ride around the neighborhood, occasionally off the road on dirt or gravel tracks. This tire is so much better that the previous road tires I had put on my mountain bike. Feels like a new bike.

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    Reviewed 7/28/2018
    by Helldago
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Waterford.N.Y.
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    Great price and a great riding tire!

    These are my get around town tires they have good traction and yet still cool fast!

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    Reviewed 4/3/2018
    by John and sharon
    Daily Commuter
    Beverly Hills Fl.
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    We have used bikes Direct for some time and have been pleased with their prompt service

    we use these tires and tubes on mountain bikes fro road riding . have used these for many years and have had very good luck with both the tires and the tubes.

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    Reviewed 10/3/2015
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    New York, NY
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    5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    Tire is defective by design!

    I've read in various places (and been warned directly) that both versions of this tire are prone to blowouts. Today I had a 100psi tire (inflated to 90psi, 180 lb rider) blowout. Luckily I was traveling in a straight line and was able to come to a controlled stop. About 1 of sidewall was completely shredded. I can see clear through the tire. Upon further inspection, failure of about 13 of the sidewall circumference was imminent. This tire is not road-worthy and should be removed from the market. Stay far away!

    BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
    Hi, Thanks for providing your feedback on the tire, and sorry to hear about your scary experience! While we have had mostly good feeback on these tires, everyone's individual needs and experience can vary. We would be happy to get you set up with replacement tires, so please contact us at your conveneince and we will figure out a tire that is more suited to your purposes. Best, Derek
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    Reviewed 7/24/2015
    by Flying Fortress
    Santa Fe, NM
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    4 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
    Meh...

    Out here in the great South West, we have something called 'goatheads'. They eat ordinary tires for lunch. These are ordinary tires. These came as stock on my recumbent, and after about the 4th flat, I ditched 'em for some Schwalbe Marathon Plusses. Yah, these will let you go faster than those...until you flat. I will write back about how well the Schwalbes do when I get some miles on 'em.

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    Reviewed 6/27/2015
    by kaner
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Waterford, CT
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    13 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
    Lower your friction!

    After having twins, I recently converted my specialized stumpjumper to a hybrid. These tires made the biggest difference in the conversion. I got the high pressure ones and usually run them around 80 psi because that is all I can get out of my local gas station pump. The decrease in rolling resistance is dramatic. I ride on roads and light trails. The tires are great on all media. The only problem I had with them was traction on a very steep grassy hill. I now use my bike to commute to work as well.

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    Reviewed 5/18/2015
    by Me
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Wisconsin
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    7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
    Roll Fast with the 100PSi Kwest!

    I own recumbents and like to go as fast as I can on them - the 100PSI KWEST speeds up a recumbent pretty good without sacrificing some cushion and pothole protection. I also upgrade MTBs to be more like road-bikes, same deal there more speed, yet without sacrificing protection.

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    Reviewed 5/17/2015
    by queeniereg
    Casual Cyclist
    vacaville ca
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    8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
    Love my new Tires!

    I have a heavy Mountain bike and not having funds to purchase a new one, I replaced my knobby 2 inch tires with these. I was able to have a beautiful 27 mile ride in the Napa Valley, for a charity event. The tires arrived one day earlier than quoted. I will order from this site again. Thank you!

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    Reviewed 12/4/2017
    by Mike / W.Mass.
    Daily Commuter
    W. Mass.
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    easy rolling,sticks pretty well in rain

    Commute to work daily,tire meets expectations, Wish they made it in 1.75.

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    Reviewed 2/6/2015
    by Anonymous
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    8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
    So far so good

    I've been riding the tire through the winter (with snow/ice/gravel) on my commute. No punctures and no problems so far. Seems to be a good value.

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    Reviewed 1/9/2015
    by Gnugirl1
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Surprise AZ
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    11 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
    Love these tires!

    I bought these tires to replace the wide dirt tires on my mt bike. What a difference riding on the street ! I was thinking about selling the bike but I'm keeping it. Love these tires!

    BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
    So glad we could help keep you on your bike and happy! Anna BTD
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    Reviewed 11/16/2017
    by V-rex rider
    Daily Commuter
    Rochester, NY
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Great all around recumbent road tire!

    I've used the Kenda Kwest tires for the last two sets of tires on my Rans V-rex. I've been getting neary 3,000 miles on the back tire before replacement! I've been running with Tuffy tire liners to minimize flats too and haven't had a flat since. They are a great price too! I would highly recommend.

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    Reviewed 11/17/2017
    by Anonymous
    Casual Cyclist
    New Jersey
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    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    so far, so good

    These tires fit the rim nicely and so far, the ride is great.

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