14 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
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.
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