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Kenda K40 Street 26 Inch Cruiser Tire (590)

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The Kenda K40 Street Cruiser Tire is a great replacement road tire for older department store bikes with EA3 (37-590 ISO) size tires. The light tread pattern offers reduced rolling resistance with good grip in wet weather or loose conditions.

26" x 1 3/8" (EA3; 37-590 ISO). Wire bead. Black tread with Black or Gumwall sidewall. 55 max PSI. 470 grams.

Note: 26" x 1 3/8" (590 ISO) tires fit the rims of some Schwinn and department store bicycles that were common in the 1960's and 70's. These tires are not compatible with modern 26" (559 ISO) mountain bike rims; 559 ISO tires usually indicate their width in decimal form (i.e. 26" x 1.95"). Look for the ISO designation on your existing tires and match it. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Weight: 470 grams

Weight: 470 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-590 

Max Pressure: 55 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational 

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 8/6/2018
by Sliced Bread
Cycling Enthusiast
NY
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Fits Raleigh and English 3 speeds as well as other good bikes

The description notes that this fits older department store bikes, however, it was a common size on many good bikes as well. These include Raleigh, Robin Hood, Hercules and others.

I am giving it 3 stars only because I did not order the tires yet, so haven't actually been able to provide a review on the actual tire (tyre).

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Reviewed 7/5/2018
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
This replaced 35-year-old deteriorated gumwalls just fine.

Any new tire set was sure to be better than what was still lingering on the rims, so I was pleased. Nothing high-performance was sought -just something fairly smooth and quiet to restore usefulness to a still perfectly good-but-older studentcommuter bike at a price (...including delivery right to the doorstep in a week or so) for markedly less than that offered by any local retailer. But some credit must be given to the old hard-&-crusty original tires -they didn't yield to the pavement much at rated pressure. Every road imperfection could be felt through the original tires, though it seemed to make peddling slightly easier compared to the new softer tires, but I still prefer the new ones for the better overall ride quality -and the confidence in advance of being able to make it back home compared to the previous-&-very-real-threat of walking it all back.

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Reviewed 6/14/2018
by MikesE-Bike Repairs 98683
Casual Cyclist
Vancouver,Wa.
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Smooth riding Europeon sized 590x26 fit tight w fingers only,easy on rim.Soaped em up.Rides good.Put these on a E-bike.

European sized 26in can throw a curve ball at you.So these where fitted on a E-Bike made in England 250w assist bike.These ride really smoothWent on easily.Hi-Pressure in these hard to find.These fit the bill.Venture On.

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Reviewed 8/16/2018
by Edward
Casual Cyclist
Wisconsin
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great tire for the pricee

I repair old bikes and donate them to the food pantry.

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Reviewed 7/21/2017
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Janesville, Minnesota
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We are very pleased with our purchase..

Decided to dig out our old bikes, couldn't find tires until I found your website, shopping was easy, thank you.

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Reviewed 4/9/2018
by Anonymous
Massachusetts
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire overall

These nice tires fit the style of my Raleigh Sports. They are reasonably priced look great, smell great and taste great!

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Reviewed 3/17/2017
by Lori
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Kenda k40 street 26 in. Cruiser tire &40590&41

Product came quickly and performed as expected.

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Reviewed 1/16/2017
by Barrybiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Phoenix, AZ
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great product and price, wrong size!

I needed a set of 26 inch tires and these were exceptional value. when they arrived, they were well packaged and looked to be of excellent quality. Unfortunately, I did not know that 26 inch tires aren't always 26 inches. The clue is in the 590 which is mm inside diameter. After explaining my predicament to Biketiresdirect, they were very helpful in me choosing the correct size tire and explaining their excellent returns policy. So although I can't really review the performance of this tire, the performance of biketiresdirect was truly exceptional.

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Reviewed 12/5/2017
by Mick
Cycling Enthusiast
Huntsville, Alabama
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Direct replacement for this style tire.

Restored an old bike for a friend and couldn't find the tires locally. Of course Bike Tires Direct had them and at a good price too. Lesson Always check them first!

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Reviewed 11/20/2017
by LaBonBon
Cycling Enthusiast
Stillwater, MN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Beautiful, Qualitu Tire

We bought three sets of these great tires for our English bikes and they look great and seem very well-made.

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Reviewed 5/10/2016
by TonyRoam
Cycling Enthusiast
Portsmouth VA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Better than original equipment

tires look good are well made and fit my mid 70's 3 speed perfect.

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Reviewed 9/25/2017
by phutterman
Competitive Racer
Oakland, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Classic look basic tire - exactly what's needed for classic 3-speeds

This is the (more or less only) tire you need for classic English 3-speeds. In gumwall it looks appropriately classic, and seems to be of reasonable city-bike quality. I'll use Panaracer Pasella TGs all day on standard-sized commuter bikes, but this will do just fine for the vintage ones.

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Reviewed 3/30/2015
by jeff
ocean springs miss
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
great tires at a great price

Very nice to have new tires on our old bikes. I couldn't justify paying a lot for them at walmart but this site saved the day. Thank you.

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Reviewed 2/5/2015
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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Reviewed 4/10/2017
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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Perfect fit for my vintage Western Flyer Regent, would be a great fit for an old Schwinn, and many more

Found an old Western Flyer, couldn't find tires to fit it, these were perfect, best price anywhere, had them in 4 days.

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Reviewed 10/10/2014
by R.E. Smith
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Kingston, WA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Very good tire for the price.

I have bought 3 sets of these tires from Bike Tires Direct now. I restore old bikes and these bikes go very well on my vintage Raleigh Sports. They have a good smooth fine tread for road and bike path travel and so far have held up fine. I have had no flats. Would recommend them to anyone who wants a good inexpensive bike tire for general everyday riding.

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Reviewed 1/30/2017
by Jimmyv
Casual Cyclist
Patterson Louisiana
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Great price fast shipping

Was looking for two tires locally,but they were more expensive than buying online.

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Reviewed 12/27/2013
by TheOrange
Casual Cyclist
South Bend IN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Ride well in all kinds of weather!

Great tires overall. The grips along side the center stripe allow me to turn more sharply in snow and in rain. Don't get clogged up with stuff like my old tires. Seem to wear well too!

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Reviewed 11/14/2013
by NastyHabits
Cycling Enthusiast
Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
One the few tires available for older department store bikes of the 70's.

I had to fix an old rusty bike for a friend of mine who picked it up for free. These tires were my only option. Although a bit heavy, they work quite well and so far no flats.

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Reviewed 10/27/2014
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very good price on these classic tires

Very good price on these classic tires

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