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#7 out of 239 Tires
Brand: Kenda
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  • Flydyl
    *****

    What a great tire! This was my first true set of MTB tires, and these Nevegals were awesome, as I learned how to get through obstacles and have fun. A novice needs good traction to get through stuff that a better rider can cruise through. These tires provide crazy good traction. And a novice doesn't want to stop for flats... these never flat, no matter how much I abused them in the rocks--no cuts, no holes, no pinch flats. And I was using them with tubes. You can't race on these, b/c they're too slow, but if you're looking for a fun ride, these are great.

    Pros
    Grip in climbs, grip in turns, grip on roots and rocks, mud handling, dirt handling, dry or wet traction. Bomb proof--long lasting and never flats.

    Cons
    Heavy. Poor rolling resistance. Slow as heck on pavement.

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  • FredCook
    *****

    These have been my go to tire for years. First bought them during a MTB trip in Arkansas years ago when the sharp shale kinda rock there shredded the IRC's I had at the time. From time to time, I've tried something different, but always come back to them. Most recently, tried WTB Velociraptors to see of there's anything new with them. Not really. Still a great tire, but they aren't Nevegals.

    The Nevegals are tough, solid, and confidence inspiring. My usual rides include hard and soft pack, roots, rocks, both stationary and loose (big enough to ding the chain ring), with short steep technical climbs. Also have plenty of fast flowing trails. Good cornering, excellent climbing, good bump control.

    My setup is 26x2.1 rear and 26x2.35 front. Great combo, for me anyway.

    The only down side for me is riding tacky stuff. Nevegals seem to really stick in it... the knobs dig. But, I usually avoid tacky, and never ride mud, so can't comment there.

    Pros
    Climbing grip
    Breaking grip
    Cornering confidence
    Puncture resistance
    Sizing options

    Cons
    Can be hard to mount
    Pretty sticky in tacky stuff

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  • Vlad Stepanov
    *****

    Riding these on XC trails. Great tires.

    Pros
    Good grip
    No skid
    Wet traction

    Cons
    Pavement rolling resistance, but who cares?

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  • RidingPastor
    ****

    I recommend

    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

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
    *****

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

    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.

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  • ryanpayne89
    ****

    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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  • Paully D
    *****

    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.

    Pros
    Grips on everything
    Fairly low rolling reistance

    Cons
    Tough to setup tubeless

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  • chetatkinsdiet
    ***

    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.

    Pros
    Grip
    Durability

    Cons
    Weight
    Slow for my conditions

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  • Jeremy Saltzer
    ****

    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.

    Pros
    Good grip
    Wet traction

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

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  • Breckenridge29er
    ***

    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.

    Pros
    Tough, High Volume

    Cons
    Heavy, SLOW/high rolling resistance

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  • MTB Crackfox
    *****

    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
    Tubeless
    Excellent Grip
    Fast Roller

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  • oohoo
    ****

    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
    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.

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  • tyler2728
    ****

    Pros
    Great soft tire for all terrain riding. Used in high desert terrain and absolutely loved this tire for a dry climate. Grips good on rocks, and hold up in nasty terrain.

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  • jake1
    ****

    I recommend these tires I ride near a lot of coquina and it will tear out the sides and these have held up.

    Pros
    Lots of grip durable

    Cons
    Not the lightest tires

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  • Daniel Pugh
    *****

    bottom line is, get your wallet out and buy this tire as its awesome

    Pros
    awesome grip, wide, looks chunky, soft wall so it grips

    Cons
    yeah the soft wall makes it weaker, and stop blabbering on about the rolling resistance :P

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  • jtorlando25
    *****

    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
    -Moto inspired tread grabs onto anything you put under it
    -Deep tread
    -Heavy duty

    Cons
    -Heavy
    -High rolling resistance

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  • jtorlando25
    *****

    If traction is what you're looking for, the Nevegal is for you.

    Pros
    -Monster truck tread that offers a ton of traction

    Cons
    -Low rolling speed

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  • JacksPerson
    ****

    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.

    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

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