UST standards test a tire’s air retention, ease of mounting and dismounting, bead elasticity, high-pressure limits, and the tires ability to remain seated to the rim under low pressure situations. Tubeless tires offer a distinct advantage over conventional tires in ride quality and flat resistance. Because there is no tube, the tire can be run with approximately 10%-15% less air pressure than conventional tires. The result is improved traction in rough conditions and elimination of “pinch flats”. Tires can be repaired in the field with the use of a patch kit or a tube.
Small Block Eight
Excellent hard pack XC race tire
8 Nevegal shaped but smaller knobs across the tire for better 'bite'
DTC - Dual Tread Compound offers cornering grip with faster center line acceleration
One of the fastest rolling tires in the Kenda Premium line
Kenda has been certified by Mavic to build tubeless tires to the UST (Universal System Tubeless) standards.
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