Kenda Kross Plus Wire

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Kenda Kross Plus Wire

The Kenda Kross Plus features a smooth center section with aggressive side knobs that provides off-road cornering traction and lower rolling resistance, making it outstanding for commuting or riding the local trails. Semi-slick design Kenda does not endorse the use of any fluid-based sealant merchandise in any Kenda tube-type or tubeless-type tires. Use of any fluid-based productions will void any warranty claims.


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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful.
3Great for roads, but just OK for everything else
By D. Grant
I’m a big fan of semi-slicks; done right, they can handle all but the worst gnarl, and they roll faster and with less noise too.

Having run through my supply of Kenda Kwicks, and with Kenda not making the Kwick any longer, I gave the Kross a try.

The key to a semi-slick is how the slick section is constructed. The idea is that the “slick” part – and only the “slick” part – contacts hard pavement, and then as the surface gets softer, progressively more of the tire is engaged.

The Kwick did this very well, featuring a variety of low-profile knobs and bars across the “slick” portion that contributed very little in the way of rolling resistance or vibration, but helped handle the transition from hard pack to all-out soft (where the big side lugs engage)

The Kross instead concentrates on road performance. The “road rib” has serrated edges that presumably dig in on intermediate surfaces, but the main part of the contact patch is entirely smooth.

This, in practice, makes for a nice and fast road-going tire, and it does passably well in very soft stuff. But on intermediate surfaces, like most singletrack, this tire is a slithery mess. It locks up under braking, it spins loose on climbs, and it times, it requires Shakira levels of body English to keep the bike under you.

As a road tire, it is very good – I did 160 km on it one weekend with a smooth and secure ride. As a road with a little trail – just fine. But as a singletrack tire… it’s just OK. Unlike a full slick, you can get away with some trail use, but be prepared to slither a bit.

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
5Great for converting mtn bike into commuter but keeping look and capability
By BoaltGeek
Though I got these tires elsewhere, the Amazon price is better. The tires are more than compotent for city commuting (I like the higher PSI of 65) and a little dirt, but not serious (or even semi-serious) off roading. They are a hybrid tire that does everything you could seriously hope for from a commuter tire (they’re not for racing like slicks and they’re not for off-roading) … improved my speeds slightly, mostly improved the feel of the ride; no more humming, vibrating feeling as the knobbies roll along.

Only downside is their ability to deal with uneven sidewalk … like two slabs at slightly different heights (say, anything over a three-quarter inch difference in height). However, this may be a result of my weight (clyde) and the high pressure I keep them at (lower pressure would certainly help). So really, it’s not a down side at all, it’s a trade off that you’d get with any tire at any price.

These get me to class and several 10 mile trips during the week, I couldn’t ask for more.

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
5Say goodbye to flats, still great tires after over 5000 miles
By B. Feuless
I ride 100-200 miles/week and have put well over 5000 miles on the original set that came on my Marin Redwood. I ride a lot of highways and have been amazed how much window glass I’ve run through w/o flats. Only thing that sometimes gets me is a long nail or screw. Last weekend, did 75 each way betw. Houston and Brenham. No flats, lots of glass. 6 miles road construction on way back, had to ride in the culvert in dirt and mud, on fresh tar and a few times in deep water/mud. They spun a bit before grabbing in the really wet stuff, but they did great overall. Buying a new pair, just because I can’t believe that after all these miles that I should not buy new for this cheap.

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