Kenda Nevegal

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By Greg Heil    on Feb 10, 2014

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Kenda Nevegal John Tomac Signature Series
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Kenda Nevegal X Pro 29

November 24, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 Nevegal X Pro 26 x 2.35

Pros: The X Pro is stable, good hookup in back, good traction, tracks really well as a rear tire. Rolls well. This is a TOTALLY different tire than the original Nevegal.

Cons: Hard to set up tubeless. A little vague for a front tire imo; the shoulder knobs are not prominent enough and the profile is too rounded imo for the front.

Recommendation: I have really liked this tire as a rear tire. Interestingly, that's the exact opposite of the original Nevegal.

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April 24, 2015
Model/Year: 2014 Kenda Nevegal 27.5

Pros: These are fine tires, very grippy and stable. I haven't thought about them since I started riding them.

Cons: None so far.

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March 24, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 Nevegal x Pro 650b

Pros: Grips on everything
Fairly low rolling reistance

Cons: Tough to setup tubeless

Recommendation: Highly recommend this as a go to all condition kinda of tire. When I ride with this tire it installs confidence because I know my tire is grabbing and holding to the trail. Best tire I've used.

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March 17, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Great cornering grip
Good on muddy climbs

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December 22, 2014
Pros: Grip

Cons: Weight
Slow for my conditions

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.

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September 16, 2014
Model/Year: 2013 Kenda Nevegal DTC John Tomac 26x2.1

Pros: Good grip
Wet traction

Cons: Heavy
Rolling resistance
Tread wears quickly on pavement
Needs 40psi

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.

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July 24, 2014
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Tough, High Volume

Cons: Heavy, SLOW/high rolling resistance

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.

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February 22, 2014
Model/Year: 2013 DTC UST

Pros: Tubeless
Excellent Grip
Fast Roller

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.

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January 29, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Fast rolling, light weight, good traction

Cons: None?

Recommendation: This is a fantastic tire for trail duty! Stay tuned for my full review.

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December 30, 2013
Model/Year: 2012, 26, 2.1 DTC

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.

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Kenda Nevegal 4.37 out of 5 based on 62 ratings. 62 user reviews.