First ride of the season in tights! We've been having cold nights but warm afternoons... wasn't a bad choice but maybe a little overkill.
Went for a long one after the Upper Ranch but JB caught and passed me after Chainbuster... then I almost caught back up before the Junction.
Some kind of ultra marathon running event happening on the trails but we didn't see much.
Product Review: Kenda Kwik Track tires - 700x32c
These tires came on my Masi fixed gear commuter. The rear one suffered a casing tear sometime this week. My commute takes me over some gravel and road debris as well as goat head territory. I like having this bike because of the urban warrior kind of toughness and I don't lightfoot over curb hops and potholes so these tires get a fair amount of punishment. Front one's fine and I'm keeping it on. I'd definitely consider buying them again depending on price and availability.
|Glass cut? Curb jumping damage? Under pressurized?|
Doesn't appear to be the tire's fault.
|923 miles... no complaints.|
I think I had two rear flats in that time.
|Still plenty of tread though.|
|They always rode well and I liked the reflective strip.|
|Suggested max: 85 psig|
Some reviewers complained about the weight - pfffft -
It's a commute tire, durability is pretty much the whole game.
So I went to Sports Basement not sure what I'd find but they actually had a decent selection of 32mm tires. I settled on these Vittoria Rando's... $28. No stickers or other schwagg at this price point.
|The "pro" version is a folding model; these are wire bead.|
One thing I noticed though, was that they were a little thinner than the 32mm on the label. I checked and found the Kendas were 31mm and the Vittorias were 29mm. I guess this is a common trick to make one vendor's tires seem lighter by comparison (because the comparison is not really valid).
|32mm Kenda: 31mm|
|32mm Vittoria: 29mm|
|Anyway they look nice and mounted easily.|
And they have a reflective strip too!
|I'll probably write a review when this one fails.|
Suggested max 75 psig.
|Not obviously a different size, but if the 35mm version is actually 32mm |
I probably would have bought that one instead.