Kenda Nevegal Tire Review

4.38 out of 5
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By Greg Heil    on Feb 10, 2014

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Kenda Nevegal John Tomac Signature Series
Kenda Kenda Nevegal 650b Folding Tire
Kenda Nevegal X Pro 29

March 25, 2016
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Good grip
No skid
Wet traction

Cons: Pavement rolling resistance, but who cares?

Recommendation: Riding these on XC trails. Great tires.

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March 25, 2016
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: I like them. tough, good grip, last a long time

Cons: heavy but not sure because I have not compared them to many others

Recommendation: I recommend

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November 25, 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 25, 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 23, 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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Kenda Nevegal 4.38 out of 5 based on 64 ratings. 64 user reviews.