Kenda Slant Six Tire Review

4.00 out of 5
By Jeff Barber    on Oct 31, 2012

By Syd Patricio    on Jan 23, 2013

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April 2, 2015
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Inexpensive, grip well as advertised.

Cons: The tires that I purchased did not do well with liquid tubeless sealant.

Recommendation: I bought theses as a cheaper alternative to my Schwalbe Rocket Rons. I have not been disappointed. As stated above, I had a hard time setting up tubeless. The tires had several pin holes that would not seal. I used twice the amount of recommended sealant and had no further issues. I believe Kenda now has an improved tire for using liquid sealant.

October 4, 2014
Model/Year: 29er/2013

Pros: Great tire. Excellent traction on packed and loose trails. Sturdy over rocks, dry roots and holds good speed.

Cons: Very slippery over damp and wet roots though I'm yet to find a tire that isn't.

Recommendation: I will be buying more of these when needed.

December 22, 2013
Model/Year: 26x2.1

Pros: grippy
round profile

Cons: soft

Recommendation: I have found these tires to work pretty well in damp conditions and on rocky trails, however they get chewed up by rocks easily.

December 17, 2013
Model/Year: 26" x 2.35" UST DTC 120TPI

Pros: Tubeless, allows me to drop down to low 20's PSI for added grip in crumby trails
Very grippy in dry/hardpack conditions
Love the curved profile, makes leaning the bike over in a turn easy and stable

Cons: Not suited for wet/muddy conditions

Recommendation: I have only put a few hundred miles on these tires and I like them a lot for spring/summer/fall riding. When things become wet/slick, then it becomes treacherous.

I like the tires, but I may go to something a bit more aggressive next time. Or maybe I just need a second set of tires for winter riding.

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Excellent grip, good trail connection

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: I just upgraded from Geax Saguaro to the Kenda Slant Six. I didn't think that there could be that much difference in tires but I could feel it almost immediately. The Slant Six has excellent grip and rarely slips out. It also has a low minimum tire pressure, 30 PSI with tubes. I can adjust to the perfect amount without fear of flatting. I highly recommend this tire.

December 12, 2012
Pros: Grip, longevity

Cons: heavy, not run tubeless well

Recommendation: This is supposed to be a mix between the SB8 and nevegal, but it is almost as heavy as the nevegal. This weight plus not running tubeless well is enough for me not to try these tires again.

December 12, 2012
Pros: Sheds mud well
Pretty grippy

Cons: Requires my energy input to make turn

Recommendation: I have the Slant 6 as my current front tire, and coupled with the SB8 in the rear, I can rotate the bike quite nicely in turns. The front grips pretty well and I haven't had any issues so far. Was out just recently in some wet conditions and had a pucker moment only after gaining a fair amount of speed. These tires do a great job of holding the trail.

October 17, 2012
Model/Year: 29x2.0 SCT

Pros: Fast rolling and good traction for climbing. Holds air well. Supple.

Cons: Heavy. Cornering performance leaves a bit to be desired.

Recommendation: These tires are billed as a blend between Kenda's Small Block Eights and Nevegals and I would say they are much closer in terms of performance to the Small Block Eights.

March 23, 2012
Pros: low rolling resistance

Cons: good for only hardpack

Recommendation: good tire. like it better than the nevagal

November 12, 2011
Pros: No doubt a fast and pretty light tire.
Good in sand and hard pack with good cornering capability.

Cons: Tread isn't tall to begin with, but it dissolves faster than a SB8.
PINCH Flats! A freaking disaster on slippery roots and moist trails.
Not always predictable.

Recommendation: I grabbed this tire to use on a 50mile race on mostly hard pack with a sprinkling of granite obstacles up and down. Pinch flatted twice in one race over the granite technical sections.
Helped me make my mind up to head into tubeless.