Kenda Kriterium Tires - Clincher

3.38/5 (16 Reviews)

Product Description

The Kriterium is Kenda's lightweight race tire that shines when the sun doesn't. Water siping grooves on the sides assure all-weather confidence. The...

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Diego

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2014

Strengths:    Even though narrower than the tire it replaced, I didn't notice any difference in comfort

Weaknesses:    Narrow

Bottom Line:   
Not true to size on my rims. My Ritchey and Specialized tires were pretty true to size on my rims but these measured about 2mm narrow. I have the endurance wire bead 25 version.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Judorider

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2012

Strengths:    very strong no flats ride great

Weaknesses:    heavy rolls medium speed

Bottom Line:   
good tires for a stock set

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John V a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2011

Strengths:    Have held up in every type of riding over the past year.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any as of yet.

Bottom Line:   
The tires were OEM on my Giant Defy that I purchased a year ago. I have ridden in several long distance charity rides since then and have put almost 3,000 miles on the bike and tires. To this day, I have yet to have had the first flat on either tire. My only problem is that I can't find a local dealer and I don't really want to purchase these tires on-line.

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Favorite Ride:   MS 150

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Giant Defy 2 Road Bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Larz a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap
Low puncture rate in dry conditions
Average grip

Weaknesses:    After a year, I am starting to get flats on many trips in wet weather (probably around 1000 km).

Bottom Line:   
As many others, I got these equipped on a stock Giant bike.

The did well for a year. When going for rides, I have to exit the urban area, which sometimes have pieces of glass etc. on the bike lanes. The tires did well.

After a year however, I am starting to get punctures left and right when riding in wet conditions.

I am now planning to ditch the tires.

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Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Lugano

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Casey a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2011

Strengths:    Relatively smooth ride for a road bike. Rolls.

Weaknesses:    Very prone to flats.

Bottom Line:   
I picked up a 2011 Giant Defy this year with the stock Kendra tires and Giant tubes. I get flats in my back tire every other ride, sometimes every ride. It seems to happen at the 50 mile mark or so. It's very frustrating.

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Similar Products Used:   Continental Gators.

Bike Setup:   Giant Defy 1 - Stock setup.

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Anyone Else Tried Kenda Kriterium Tires?

I usually run GP4000 tires and am quite happy with them but was recently offered a pair of Kenda Kriterium at a bit less than half of what I usually pay for GPs. I have been running them on one of my bikes for about 2000 miles and there appears to be less wear than I am accustomed to seeing on the ... Read More »

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