Recommendation: I had this on the rear of my last bike for a short time with a Blue Groove on the front. It was ok at the time (2010 or so), but I think for modern XC 29er bikes like I ride now, I want a little faster and lighter tire. Again, nothing really wrong with this one, just not for me.
Model/Year: 2013 Kenda Nevegal DTC John Tomac 26x2.1
Pros: Good grip
Tread wears quickly on pavement
Recommendation: I would recommend this tire for all off road use. The tire grips well but needs 40 psi for good handling and pinch flat protection. If you would like a slower wearing tire, try the Kenda Kinetics.
Recommendation: I purchased a bike that had these tires on it. They seem to be very robust and a decent option all around but very middle of the road. Coming from a road bike, I assumed that it was the nature of the 29er world. I swapped to a different tire and the handling/acceleration/speed was night and day. I admit I was a bit less concerned about the tires durability with these, but they will likely be kept only as a spare for trips in the car. There are much better options for any terrain.
Recommendation: I bought these when I decided to go tubeless. They mounted easy and provide great grip on the trail whether it's dirt, mud, or sand. I didn't get them out in the snow or ice this year, so I can't give a good review on that. These tires come with a great price tag and performance to match.
Pros: GRIP!!! These things grab, on to everything roots, rocks, mud, dirt, all of it. Really gives you the confidence to go aggressive. Good price point.
Cons: High Rolling resistance, Heavy, no tubeless version that isn't UST (way too heavy). If you ride on sharper edges rocks often the out knobs tend to rip off the tire. This took time to occur but it is a known issue with nevegals.
Recommendation: Recommended for the aggressive rider who doesn't mind the additional weight and resistance. When I rode them the grip made up for the heavy/resistance. I wonder if the new Nevegal xpros will keep the strong grip while dropping the weight/resistance.
Pros: -Moto inspired tread grabs onto anything you put under it
-High rolling resistance
Recommendation: I've used the DH version of this tire on my SX and it is one beast of a tire. The tread is deep and it grabs onto everything. It leaves monster truck ruts if the ground is even remotely wet. Love it.
Pros: - grips everything!
- instill confidence around corners and rough climbs
- I feel like I can climb ANYTHING with these tires on.
- shed mud and pine needles very well
- looks cool on a bike
- available in many varieties
Cons: - side walls are not the toughest and it sux tearing a $60 tire
- Price $60 a tire all day around my area
Recommendation: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these tires. I wish I could get them for the price listed however. Around me these tires sell for $60 each all day. I have destroyed the side wall on many of these tires and still keep going back to them because they grip that dam good in the wet rocky rooty condition thruought New England. I try lot of differant tires because I get upset about having to by another nevegal due to sidewall gashes but I always end up right back to these.
These are not the most druable, inexpensive, or fastest rolling but I can climb any narly technical rock/root filled, log stepped climb out there when I have these tires on.
Recommendation: It gets more grip than a hookers heels in bed. But my riding partner and I have nicknamed it the Kenda Nevergo. It just weighs a ton... Also, the rolling resistance on these things is so massive, you can almost feel yourself slowing down in mid air...
Recommendation: I was using a Motoraptor upfront with a Crossmark on the rear, but bought a Nevegal for the rear before going out to WV. Glad I did. It is a tough tire that can handle rocks, roots, mud, etc. Just bought another to replace the Motoraptor on the front when it's time. Great trail/all mountain tire.
Recommendation: Best tire I have ridden so far. Takes everything Colorado can throw at it and keeps on churning. Great grip, little loss in speed from the Small Block version, strong sidewalls and decent tread life. LOVE THIS TIRE!
Pros: awesome traction while keeping it straight or while turning. really digs in when the dirt is loose or rocky. does decently well on hard smooth surfaces as well.
Recommendation: awesome tire for the rider who is looking for truely good all around tire. works great for "aggresive XC", all mountain, and even downhill. might be a bit on the extreme side for regular XC (just my opinion)
Pros: I mostly agree with the other reviewers. This is a great all around go to tire. A tire to run if you do not know the terrain you will be running. Plus it looks great with all those big knobs. Feels safe and predictable in a lot of varied terrain
Cons: What else heavy!
Recommendation: This is the perfect tire to run when you really do not know what tire to use. It is pretty good in any condition. I like to run it on the back in the 2.3 size.
Pros: im running a stic e and a dtc,and i like them so much have had them nearly 2months and still have a decent amount of tread left even after riding cannonball on the weekends and the local trails on the week days.excellent grip
Cons: didnt grip to well on wet woodwork/rocks or when the mountain started to frost over in the afternoons
Cons: If you don't have the correct PSI-Pinch flat city. Poor rolling resistance.
Recommendation: I put these on for spring season sloppy riding in Michingan. First thing I noticed was the rolling resistance. Slow tire. In fact I switched back to my cheap IRC's and could not believe the difference in rolling resistance. The grip was good, but after clearing the same log jam, then clearing a "babys head" rock garden and then hitting an off-camber turn/climb, I got pinch flats two rides in a row. I had read about this possibility on a couple of occasions. So I am going to a WTB in Rear and Maxxis up front combo. Maybe I will go back to these in the fall.
Recommendation: I love it in the 2.35 tubless as the rear on my 575. It handles a wide variety of conditions with confidence. Great traction for technical climbs. It just wears out too fast, especially if you have ot put it on the pavement.
Cons: Rolling resistance is palpable while cranking down the trail. You can literally feel every knob hitting the dirt on most trails. In the winter they are not a horrible option... although at that point look to the Excavators... all the traction without the price or needless hype.
Recommendation: Buy Maxxis High Rollers or Specialized Eskars and you'll be happier. Maybe pick up a set for winter rides.
Pros: great traction on HP or in the mud. corners great. UST set up fast and side walls are thick
Cons: a little heavy
Recommendation: great tires, especially on the back. had one on the back combined with a WTB on the front and has performed great. Recently changed the front to the Nevagal also for the winter months. have had nothing but good rides on them so far.Top in its class for sure
Pros: Big and sturdy. Provided great balance and grips everything.
Cons: Heavy. Seems to slow me down due to the knobs and thickness.
Recommendation: Excellent tire but may not be for straight XC. I ride a Giant AC which is built more for Free ride in my opinion. So this is on the back ( 2.5 Stick E 5 ) but I am considering changing.
Pros: I love the way the tires grip the trails around here. They have more confidence on slippery stuff than I do.
Cons: They wear pretty fast on pavement. Yeah, I know, what am I doing on pavement, right? I use my bike to ride to and from work and I don't feel like changing a tire out all the time, but I'll have soon anyway. It's great off road, but it sucks on road.
Recommendation: Buy it unless you want to ride on the pavement a lot.
Pros: Available in almost every size you could want. Different tread compounds offered (DTC and Stick E) make a difference in how for the tire wears. Feel wider than advertised. Folding casing version is relatively light for the amount of grip.
Cons: Expensive unless you can find them on sale. Rolling resistance.
Recommendation: Sweet tires with a great tread offered in MANY different versions to fit your needs and riding style. A little bit over hyped by recent mag articles but they do perform well enough to warrant the attention. Rolling resistance is harch on harpack but the extra grip is great on any surfaces with a little "squish" to them.
Pros: Awesome on loose to hard pack. Massive volume to take up the hits that subdue your suspension.
Cons: Absolutely horrid in mud, mud sticks to them like icing on a cake. Zip for shedding capability.
Recommendation: I swap them out in Winter...they are useless when the soils become muddy and cakey, they gain weight like a Sumo Wrestler as it just sticks to the point that your wheels stop for lack of mud clearance. Riding Panaracer Rampages in the muck, much better.
Model/Year: KENDA NEVEGAL 29X2.2 Pros: GRIP AGRESIVE GRIP SECURE
YOU CAN BE AGRESIVE ON THE TRACK TAKE TURNS STRONG ITS AMAZING HOW THIS TIRE GRIPS IN ROCKY TERRAIN I LOVE THIS TIRE Cons: NOT FOR PROFESIONAL RACING Recommendation: IF YOU WANT TO BE SAFE AND MAKE TIGHT CORNERS THIS TIRE IS FOR YOU. IF YOU WANT TO BEAT NINO SCHURTER FORGET IT!