Kenda Flintridge Pro
The Flintridge from Kenda pairs a smooth center pattern with transition knobs similar to those found on the their Small Block 8 to roll fast on concrete or fire roads, yet still grip in loose conditions.
Kenda uses a blend of technologies to ensure the sidewalls on the new Flintridge Pro can withstand off road abuse (click to enlarge).
To ensure the tires can survive off road abuse, Kenda has reinforced the sidewall with their KSCT technology that helps to prevent abrasions. This material also makes it possible to set the Flintridge Pros up tubeless.
These tires are currently available in 35c and 40c widths, which weigh 481 grams (+/- 20g) and 515 grams (+/- 26g) respectively. Retail is $59.99 and a tubeless race ready version is also in development.
To learn more, visit bicycle.kendatire.com.
While WTB has traditionally been a mountain bike brand, the company is branching out into the high end road segment with their new Exposure tires. They're available in two different sizes, with the small 30c featuring a slick center patch with dimpled side tread, while the larger 34c version shares the same smooth rolling center, paired with more aggressive transition and shoulder knobs.
The 30c tire weighs a claimed 345 grams and the 34c version weighs 370 grams. Both versions retail for $79.99.
To learn more, visit www.wtb.com
With a fast rolling centerline and aggressive cornering knobs, the WTB Riddler is a speedy tire that can still dig into a corner. These traits have made it popular with the cross country mountain bike crowd, so it was an easy decision to redesign it for cross and gravel use. Retail is $54.99 and it will be available in 37c and 45c widths beginning in July.
Fore more info, visit www.wtb.com.