Kenda Kaliente Iron Cloak Tires - Clincher

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $41.00

Product Description

The special L3R Pro compound extends tread life, increases traction and lowers rolling resistance...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by oily666

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2014

Strengths:    Cheap and relatively tough

Weaknesses:    Mediocre road grip, nasty ride and freaky in the wet.

Bottom Line:   
The tread surface squares in a short time. That in addition to the other weaknesses are traits of a cheap casing covered hard rubber to guard against flats and extend tread life. Neither of which is achieved with notable results.

Switched to Michelin Pro 4 Race Service Comps which are much smoother and faster, better cornering and more sure footed in the wet. ProBike Kit sells the Michelin's for about what the Kenda costs.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2014

Strengths:    Stupid light, above average grip, good road feedback

Weaknesses:    The graphics get very ugly very quick, poor flat protection, short life

Bottom Line:   
These are pretty good tires before they start getting cuts in them. The ironcloak is nothing besides a marketing gimmick. The rear tire lasted under 1000 miles. The front tire lasted about the same. The tires can be had for very cheap. If you want an extremely light tire that sacrifices a lot of durability and usable life to get there, this is the tire for you. My suggestion would be to sacrifice 20-30 grams per tire for a bit more flat protection.

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Similar Products Used:   Vittoria rubino, Bontrager R3 tubeless, Continental grand prix

Bike Setup:   CAAD 10 w/Sram Force & Bontrager RXL tubeless

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by caspiant a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2013

Strengths:    Very light at around 190 gms. They say it's reasonably priced.

Weaknesses:    Very prone to punctures. I can't recommend this if your roads are littered with broken glass and staple wires.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a recreational rider and the most important thing for me is that the tires should be puncture resistant. It's always a bother trying to fix flat tires. That's why I'm disappointed with Kaliente K925 (folding). I've ridden it for almost only 400 kms and I can no longer count how many times I've suffered punctures to the front and back tires. Two weeks free of punctures is already quite an achievement for these tires. Is the Iron Cloak supposed to give better puncture resistance? It's definitely not doing the job.
Other than this glaring problem, it served me well. It sticks to the road very well. I don't make sharp turns so I can't say if it does well on curves.

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Purchased At:   Phl

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cameron a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2012

Strengths:    Price, puncture resistance, weight

Weaknesses:    cornering grip, rolling resistance

Bottom Line:   
when I found these sub 200g (mine weighed 196g and 198g) for under $25 each I had to give them a shot. For a race day tire I would take the michelin pro3 but these tires are great for training. The roads around here have all kinds of sharp debris and I have had no problems at all. The iron cloak is tough!

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Favorite Ride:   Cedar Canyon

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Pro3

Bike Setup:   14.2lb Trek 5500

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