Excited about new Kenda Nevegal K1010 tires
Is that an even slower nevegal? I cant say im excited!
If they changed the casing then it might speed up the tire if you listen to the schwalbe school of thought on casting deflection and big volume and low pressure place a huge part in rolling resistance.
What is new about this? Kenda has KXXXX numbers for all of their tires and then more commonly used names (Nevegal, Excavator, SB8).
If the CAP Ply new then it should help keep the Nev from squirming at lower pressures/narrower rims. But, it looks like the casing is only on select models with their Stick-E rubber.
Kenda - Nevegal
If you want to get excited about Nevs, check out the Steve Peat mod. Rolls the same, makes for a lighter tire since you're cutting 1/3 of the knobs off and makes it carve like a modern AM tire should rather than a high volume XC tire that needs a ton of weight on the front end.
Nothing new about it. The Cap ply has always been used in the DH versions.
Originally Posted by GTscoob
The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common
I certainly wouldnt say it plays a huge part... id really say it plays nearly no part at all! Their method kind of assumes unrealistic things, like "all things being equal". When comparing different tires, all things definitely arent equal. It makes for a good paper, but nearly useless when actually purchasing a tire.
Originally Posted by hitechredneck
The 2.1 and 2.35 nevs have always been pretty big tires, and they're ungodly slow. Nearly anything, even much smaller tires roll faster. Its just a sluggishly designed tire regardless of its large volume.
We are now getting big and fast tires, but it doesnt have too much to do with them being big, overall.