Kenda Kaliente Iron Cloak Tires - Clincher

DESCRIPTION

The special L3R Pro compound extends tread life, increases traction and lowers rolling resistance...

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[Mar 25, 2014]
oily666

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cheap and relatively tough

Weakness:

Mediocre road grip, nasty ride and freaky in the wet.

The tread surface squares in a short time. That in addition to the other weaknesses are traits of a cheap casing covered hard rubber to guard against flats and extend tread life. Neither of which is achieved with notable results.

Switched to Michelin Pro 4 Race Service Comps which are much smoother and faster, better cornering and more sure footed in the wet. ProBike Kit sells the Michelin's for about what the Kenda costs.

[Feb 17, 2014]
Andrew
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stupid light, above average grip, good road feedback

Weakness:

The graphics get very ugly very quick, poor flat protection, short life

These are pretty good tires before they start getting cuts in them. The ironcloak is nothing besides a marketing gimmick. The rear tire lasted under 1000 miles. The front tire lasted about the same. The tires can be had for very cheap. If you want an extremely light tire that sacrifices a lot of durability and usable life to get there, this is the tire for you. My suggestion would be to sacrifice 20-30 grams per tire for a bit more flat protection.

Similar Products Used:

Vittoria rubino, Bontrager R3 tubeless, Continental grand prix

[Jun 19, 2013]
caspiant
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Very light at around 190 gms. They say it's reasonably priced.

Weakness:

Very prone to punctures. I can't recommend this if your roads are littered with broken glass and staple wires.

I'm a recreational rider and the most important thing for me is that the tires should be puncture resistant. It's always a bother trying to fix flat tires. That's why I'm disappointed with Kaliente K925 (folding). I've ridden it for almost only 400 kms and I can no longer count how many times I've suffered punctures to the front and back tires. Two weeks free of punctures is already quite an achievement for these tires. Is the Iron Cloak supposed to give better puncture resistance? It's definitely not doing the job.
Other than this glaring problem, it served me well. It sticks to the road very well. I don't make sharp turns so I can't say if it does well on curves.

[Oct 18, 2012]
Cameron
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price, puncture resistance, weight

Weakness:

cornering grip, rolling resistance

when I found these sub 200g (mine weighed 196g and 198g) for under $25 each I had to give them a shot. For a race day tire I would take the michelin pro3 but these tires are great for training. The roads around here have all kinds of sharp debris and I have had no problems at all. The iron cloak is tough!

Similar Products Used:

Pro3

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