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Kenda Lopes BBG DTC 26" Tire

This tread pattern has unique low profile center knobs for more speed but standard height side knobs for cornering control. Proven already with wins at the Crankworx Canada Mountain Bike Festival...low center knobs allow for fast accelerating, climbing, and braking with a quick transition to grippy outside knobs....Downhill version features 2-ply construction and Stick-E rubber; Cross-country versions feature light-weight single-ply casings and DTC rubber...Front and Rear application

  • Size: 26x2.1, 26x2.3
  • Compound: DTC
  • TPI: 120
  • Ertho: 58-559
  • Folding Bead
  • 50 Max Psi



26 X 2.1 in. and 26 x 2.35 in.

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Q: Two Questions: (1) This may seem stupid, but is this a tubeless tire (i.e., can I ride it as tubeless)? (2) Is this a tire I can ride on my front and back (i.e., is it predominantly used as a front tire in combination with a more gritty back tire)? Thank you, Mike.

A: No, unfortunately this is not a UST tubeless tire. The tire is applicable to both front and back.

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Surprisingly grippy! - Apr 11, 2015

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5 out of 5 stars
Bend, OR

I have had these for a few weeks now. Ridden probably a dozen times on them. I was a little skeptical of this tread design when ordering it but I threw it on my rear wheel and not only are side lugs strong enough to grip steep off camber turns but the center tread pattern has a nice "fingerprint" that is small enough to find enough surface area to grab hold but firm enough to handle hard pack and slick rock... Heck, I even ride a short commute to work on these and they are holding up fine. Rolling resistance seems low as well. Great tire.

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THE tire for dry conditions - Oct 28, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Missoula, MT

If you live where it's dry most of the time, this is THE tire. The center section works like riverboat paddles propelling you along, and brakes waaaaay better than you think it would. Even on narrow rims, the side knobs are always "on". Lean as hard as you can, and even brake, and it holds tenaciously. If you hit a mud puddle, the side knobs will still hold, and when you get up to speed, the mud will fly out of the knobs. If it's soft and loamy, it will feel a bit slow and pack up on the up, but it cleans out when you get any speed. Yes it looks funny, and has no intermediate knobs. You don't need them. Kenda should be making more, not fewer of these and in more sizes. 29" and TR would make my pants happy. 29 X 2.1 and 2.35 standard clincher would be a good start.

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Confidence - Jun 12, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars

I'm mostly a XC type rider but have no faith in cornering at speed. I wanted a tire that will roll fast on the flats and dig into the turns. This is the tire for that. Soft and grippy side knobs bite into the SoCal loose over hard like a cheetah banking a turn chasing its prey. Even though there is a lack of intermediate knobs, the tire doesn't feel vague as it rolls over. Fast roller on the straights and grips well under hard braking. My favorite front tire. My 2.35 tire weighed in at 820g. A bit heavy for the thin/supple sidewalls, but, the tread area rubber feels pretty thick. Still more durable that my Schwalbe tires. 1 star off only because they aren't bullet proof and weigh 400g.

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