Kenda Kommando Tires - Cyclocross Clinchers

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Rule any course on the Kommando Cyclocross Tire. Kenda's Dual Directional tread can be run one way for muddy conditions or reversed for hard packed trails. Ramped center knobs offer speedy acceleration and aggressive side knobs provide reliable traction through the corners. The DTC double rubber compound furthers the balance between speed and grip and the Iron Cloak puncture protection barrier helps keep sharp obstacles at bay. The Kommano also features a folding bead to keep weight to a minimum and 120 TPI casing for a supple ride quality. 700c x 32mm 32-622 ISO or 700c x 35mm 35-622 ISO. 50-85 recommended PSI. All Black. 345g 700x32.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JDKimple a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2012

Strengths:    Hardpack, dry, grass. Fast - low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Deep peanut-butter mud. Cornering in really loose gravel, soft dirt or wet off-camber grass.

Bottom Line:   
Great choice for a cross tire in dry to mildly wet conditions. Tread pattern is open enough to not clog with mud, grass and other organic matter. Enough tread to keep you from spinning and slipping.

When it gets really muddy this tire may or may not work for you, depending on our riding style. If you are fluid & smooth it could do the job but if you really stomp on it, the knobs won't be enough to catch in deep mud. I've used it with pretty good results in some really muddy conditions but mostly because I ran the tire pressure pretty low and I'm not the most powerful sprinter.

If you're trying to rail a corner in loose surface conditions or wet grass, the tire may break free. Not an unpredictable amount, not sudden. But the side knobs aren't as big as a Panaracer or Challenge Limus.

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Favorite Ride:   Louisville USGP, Uncle Steve's

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Cyclist Connection

Similar Products Used:   Tufo T C-30, Ritchey Speedmax, Maxxis Locust, Maxxis Raze, Panaracer CrossBlaster, Michelin Mud 2, Panaracer FireCross, Ritchey Zed, Kenda Happy Medium, Trek Matrix, IRC V-Cross

Bike Setup:   Fuji Cross Pro w/SRAM Rival, Fulcrum Racing or Mavix CXP-22 rims on Shimano hubs wheelset. Mongoose Croix w/ALX-320 wheelset. Bianchi Campione D'Italia set up for SS 'cross with Velocity Deep V rims on Paul hubs.

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