every one of the kenda quest 20 and 16 I used on my long wheel base recumbent has blown out.
these are 100psi rated and I only apply 90 psi.
the side walls can't take the pressure.
I wouldn't put them on a kids bike!
The tires were pretty easy to install on our Delta trikes. They have a good easy roll to them with very little resistance, but haven't really been able to get out on a long ride to see how they will hold up to regular wear & tear. So far I'm pretty happy with my purchase. BikeTires Direct has the best prices I've found on the net so it was a pretty good deal all around since I need three of these tires for each of our trikes.
My favorite tires for my Dahon Mariner. Very little friction and extremely hard wearing, I have never had a flat with these tires, despite speeding through glass shards.
These are so bad. They have 20inch written on the packaging and the tire and even the kenda tubes, but they are definitely NOT 20 inches diameter. More like 18. Don't waste your time or money.
This tire is mounted on the front of my 2004 Burley Canto. I replaced both tires and both tubes at the same time (a similar tire & tube on the 26 rear, only because all were over 7 years old). I noticed that the sidewalls appeared more robust than the old ones. To my surprise and delight, performance improvement was immediately noticeable, for far less effort greater acceleration and speed. I love my bike anew!
I own 2 long wheel base recumbents, 1 with two 20inch wheels and one with a 20inch and 16inch.i
In 2 years I had to replace 2 20inch tires and a 16inch due to bulges from internal cord separation.
I due not recommend inflating anywhere near the max rated pressure.
This one came as stock on the front wheel of my new Sun recumbent. After less than a year, it developed an ominous bulge, which told me blow out was imminent. The 26 version on the rear did not do this. But neither are what I'd call particularly flat resistant or durable, both succumbed to the dreaded goat head several times.
I suggest you FIND the extra money for one of the Schwalbe Marathon variants...you'll save money AND trouble over the long run.
It is hard to find suitable tires for my Bigha recumbent bicycle and the first and only place I go to is BTD. These tires are the same ones as were originally on my bike and I cannot find them elsewhere. They wear great - I put thousands of miles on each set and the treads are still good. I've run over sharp objects and the tires get gouged, but the tire stays strong and reliable.
Bike Tires Direct was one of only a couple sources that carried this 20 x 1.5 inch tire for my folding bike and their price was by far the lowest. Works great - so far so good.
I have a 3 wheel recumbent road tricycle. This is my second purchase of the tires, the first set lasted over 3500 miles, prior to these tires I tried several different brands , I was lucky if they lasted more than 500 miles. They were priced 80 to 100% higher than these Kenda's. I ride 5 days a week in my Southern California community. For a recreational biker these tires pound for pound and dollar for dollar the most reliable performance of any tire I have ever used
Looking to restore that Bike-E recumbent? This is the size you need for the rear wheel. White letter tires look better than the white or gumwall as they give it a more contemporary appearance. Rides well and smooth with good traction. I went with a size narrower than stock for a little more speed. Just as comfortable as before so good choice.
I have been using this tire for commuting and touring on a single bike for years, averaging about 3000 miles per tire. I'm a somewhat heavy guy riding a cycle path that is prone to sharp bumps, so they have served well. They are stiff and therefore have a harsher ride and are probably less efficient.
Be aware that the other reviewer's bike is a tandem. Like the other reviewer, we tried to use them on a recumbent tandem, but they only lasted about 1500 miles before the cord started to distort. IMHO, this is not a suitable tire for the double load of a touring tandem. But it's hard to tell, since they don't publish weight limits.
Kenda Kwest 20x1.5 came with the Rans Screamer (bought used about 5 years ago from original owner who I know). Like the rigidity of the 100 psi tire on the tandem. First tire blew sidewall this spring (2013) at about 500 miles. Direct replacement blew at center of tread last week (about 6 months in service and 500 miles). Unfortunately haven't found anything better in the 40x406 size so will try yet another Kwest.