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700 x 25mm -  Black - LR3 Pro
Kenda K1081 Kadence Folding Road Tire
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Kenda
K1081 Kadence Folding Road Tire

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Ride fast on the cheap.

The Kenda K1081 Kadence Folding Road Tire is an entry-level training and racing tire made from Kenda's R2C rubber compound for a great balance of speed, wear resistance, and control at a low price. 60 TPI casing and folding bead for lower weight. A heavier steel wire bead version is also available at an even lower price point.

120 maximum PSI. 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO). Available in Black, Yellow, Red, Silver, or Blue tread.

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Good tire for the price, but they don't seem to last long
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by DE
Cycling Enthusiast
Arlington, VA

I used these mostly for road riding and commuting once warm weather came. Bought in the hopes of getting fewer flats downtown than from my Pro4s. Put them on in the spring, and while there were no flats and they handled well and had decent rolling resistance, the rear tire is already down to the threads (maybe 1,000 miles). I think that's okay for the price, but I wouldn't want to pay $XX for them.

Reviewed 12/6/2016
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Best Entry-Level Tire. Great Deal.
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by tpittman0196
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Love the tire its the best entry-level tire I ever used. Great deal

Reviewed 5/16/2013
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Too many snake bite flats
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
temecula, ca
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Had these tires for a month and have experienced snake bite flats. Plenty of air in tires, 120 psi. Haven't had a snake bite flat that I can remember in years.

Reviewed 4/29/2015
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A good tire for a great price!
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use these tires everyday for about 25 mile rides. they run great and it's awesome that you can get different color tires!

Reviewed 1/1/2015
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worked as described, good quality fast service
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Phoenix AZ
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This was for a turn of the century bike with suspension seat. Worked great. Will but again

Reviewed 3/6/2017
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Very good tire
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by TonyRome
Cycling Enthusiast
Portsmouth
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

This tire is the best at what it is, a low cost training tire. If you want very fast tires buy RACING tires, if you want long lasting durable tires buy CITY TOURING tires. I use these on one of my road bikes as a commuter, and they are the best possible compromise between weight ,durablity, and function. 1000-1200 miles is all I'll ask of thes tires, so I'll buy new each year.

Reviewed 10/7/2014
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Very, Very, Disappointed
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by EasternSierraRider
Cycling Enthusiast
Bishop
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Been using these tires for over two years and have experienced many more flats on regular routes always assuming, at first bad luck. Recently have also noticed the tires becoming distorted, forming S curves then totally failing. (probably internal cords failing)

Will not buy these again, not even for $5, stay away

Reviewed 9/27/2014
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Never again.
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by Mike
Cycling Enthusiast
Central CA
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Bought these based on the good reviews - not only here, but by other cycling magazines.

I cycle about 150-200 miles a week. These tires feel sluggish and flat often. In less than 300 miles, there were 4 flats in the rear - all from debris - not pinch flats. Many would argue it's the terrain - except it's the exact same route I've taken for 4 years - where there have never been any issues.

Prior to that, I've used Panaracers, Specialized Armadillo's, Giant brand, and now Continentals. None, have given me issue's like the Kadence.

Never again.

Reviewed 5/1/2014
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great value and an excellent tire
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by matt
virginia
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I was looking for a durable road tire for training rides and the kenda kadence was jus the trick. There are a lot of rough chip sealed roads where I rode and they really eat tires up but the kendas have held up well with very light wear and no flats

Reviewed 4/28/2014
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Heavy/Flat Often
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Monterey, CA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

In less than 400 miles, I've flatted 3-4 times on these things. Yes, flats are very dependent on where you ride - but this is on the same ride that I ride every day.

For comparison, my last set of Panaracers didn't flat once in 1,000 miles on the same route, and my Armadillo tires performed just as well (no flats) over 2,500 miles.

I bought the Kadence's based on the good reviews here, and on other cycling websites - however, I've disliked these ever since mounting them. Not to mention, I'm running out of tubes.. lol.

My next purchase will be a set of Continentals, hopefully better luck with them.

Reviewed 4/13/2014
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Great tire, great value!
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by Csycho
Cycling Enthusiast
Brandon, FL
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Rolls well and is a good high mileage tire. Was kind of a tight fit when first installed. Excellent value.

Reviewed 7/21/2014
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Great tire
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by KHouston
Cycling Enthusiast
Winter Haven, Fl.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

It is the best road tire that I have used it has great durability and is resistant to most road debris.

Reviewed 9/19/2013
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Excellent training tire at a very good price
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by Reckinball
Cycling Enthusiast
Concord NC
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use this tire basically as a 2 to 3 days a week training tire. Usually putting 20 to 35 miles on them per ride. I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary with these tires. I really haven't noticed them, so that is good. No flats and probably have 350 or so miles on them. Only have used them on dry pavement so not really sure of the wet pavement performance. Sticks really well on dry

Reviewed 9/13/2013
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Great Tire for the price
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by Anonymous
Gulfport, MS
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I got this tire and put it on my older steel frame road bike. I immediately was riding faster. They hold up well around corners and in rainy situations. I've been riding on them for about 200 miles now. I've had two or three flats, but the tires are holding up well. For the price you can't go wrong with these.

Reviewed 9/2/2013
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excellent tire, excellent value
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by Csycho
Cycling Enthusiast
Brandon, FL
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These Kendas are a fast rolling hard wearing tires, I have tried many different brands and these are one the best tires I have used.

Reviewed 8/5/2013
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great tire for the money, very smooth riding tire.
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by Anonymous
Coeur d Alene, ID
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

rolling resistance is good, while also feeling soft while riding. Much smoother than my last tires. Handle well. Good commuter tire.

Reviewed 6/21/2013
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Nice Tire
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by Mark
Casual Cyclist
Carmel, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I like this tire. It rolls easily, doesn't puncture easily, and doesn't wear out quickly like other tires I've had.

Reviewed 6/17/2013
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Very good tire.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New Iberia, LA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Tire was easy to install. Been riding on this tire now for about 200 miles. Well worth the price.

Reviewed 11/5/2012
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great price two day mail . tire a little hard to install but hot that hard
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by pete
Casual Cyclist
seattle
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

same as above

Reviewed 10/12/2012
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The price and the quality are acceptable for a decent training tire. It is what it is
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by Kaliebird
Cycling Enthusiast
19943
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Training road only, handling is acceptable. I ride a lot so they could last a bit longer. I would guess I am getting about 2,000 miles out of a tire.

Reviewed 9/27/2012
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