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Kenda Blue Groove 2.35 DTC vs. Stick-E
Oops: I put Blue Groove in the title, but I'm really more interested in info on the Nevegal, run as a rear tire. thx
Has anyone had much time on the 2.35 DTC Neve? I am interested in comparisons against the Stick-E rubber version in the area of grip/performance and durability.
I love my Neve, but it's dying quickly, as I have to do pavement miles to & from the trailhead.
I would like a little more durability, and I was about to switch to a 2.35 Minion 60a until I heard that the 2.35 DTC Nevegal was available.
Are the outer knobs on the DTC the same compound as Stick-E?
-rob in NY
Last edited by rpet; 04-21-2005 at 09:39 AM.
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Yeah, outer knobs are Stick-E for cornering, center knobs are DTC for longer wear. Straight-line traction isn't as good, but they should last considerably longer. If you're doing some pavement miles then I think you'd be better off going with the new DTC.
Originally Posted by rpet
"It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity". - Dave Barry
I took my Neve stick-e off the rear because I'm not that impressed with the way the ramped knobs hook up under drive-power. I understand the benefits from reduced rolling resistance, but I find they provide noticeably reduced traction under heavy pedal effort in certain conditions. For example, they are simply terrible on snow, and there are times when they spin where a non-ramped tire would not. I have a set of stick-e Kinetic 2.6s and they do better in back, but they are pretty slow tires. I simply went back to standard rubber in the back.
I do miss the gooey, damped feel though.
This is surprising to me. I just switched to a Nevegal StickE in the rear and I was really impressed with the traction under power I got. I was riding rocky, dry terrain though so it may be as simple as two very different terrains.
Originally Posted by tscheezy
For me, I found it stuck like glue and I made a couple really rocky climbs that I had previously not been able to make due to spinning out. My old tire was a Schwalbe Jimmy 2.1, which is a decent rear tire but doesn't have very good traction when do climbing in loose conditions.
I had the same experience as you, but now that I am on the 10th ride with it - it sucks bad!! It wears out way too quickly! Going back to my Weirwolf (reversed in the rear) which hook up almost was well and have minimal wear after 30+ rides...
Originally Posted by Jdub
I might try out the DTC, but the Nevegals are full price everywhere and too damn spendy to justify another test...
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I have heard they wear quickly. 10 rides is certainly not enough life for a tire in my opinion. I've just done one 15 mile ride with mine, so jury is still out on how much life I get out of them. I'm hoping for a couple months.
Originally Posted by sodade
I did get the Nevegal at a good price though, check with Larry at MHC he has great prices on the Kenda tires. Also the dual tread should be out shortly, which I will probably go to when it hits the retail channels.
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Larry's a great dealer! also Universalcycles and Aebike.com have good prices on the Kendas.
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