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Kenda
K193 Kwest 26 Inch Tire

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Take it to the streets.

The Kenda Kwest features a smooth, rounded tread with water dispersal grooves for fast all-weather street riding. High pressure construction minimizes rolling resistance.

Front or rear use. Wire bead. Black. 26" x 1.5" (40-559 ISO). 630 grams. Standard version has a 65 PSI maximum. High Pressure version has a 100 PSI maximum.

 

Weight: 585 grams

 

Weight: 585 grams

26 x 1.5 Inch - Standard Pressure

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-559 

Max Pressure: 65 psi

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The tires are awesome!
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by chandler_cm
Cycling Enthusiast
Aurora, IL

he tires are well made, rolling, and turning is very smooth with a great available to shed water off the tires.

Reviewed 7/2/2018
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I put these on my old MTB &40559 wheel&41 conversion to road bike. They fit very well and look so sharp. Good price.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Houston
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Converted my MTB to road bike. They made a big difference and the ride is more comfortable and less stressful. At this point I have nothing negative to say about these tires.

Reviewed 10/5/2016
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A modest priced well made tire
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by Veglandia
Cycling Enthusiast
Tehachapi, CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

A modest priced well made tire

Bought these for a tandem to convert it to more road riding than off road - tire is well made and rides well.

Reviewed 12/15/2014
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I have used kenda bike tires for 7 years on my bike.
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by John
Cycling Enthusiast
Beverly Hills Fl.
6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I have had a set of kenda tires on my bike for 7 years and finally wore the back tire down to the tube which resulted in a flat. My bike has a total of 19,000 miles on it and I would estimate 12,000 miles was with kenda tires. that is why I replaced them with the the kenda k193 26 inch tire.

Reviewed 12/9/2013
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Fast commuter tire
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by Scenic Cruser
Cycling Enthusiast
Columbus, OH
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Nice smooth fast ride for a good price. Easy to put on and good fit for modified mountain bike.

Reviewed 10/18/2013
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Nice fast rolling high pressure tires at a great price. Bought the 26 and 20 for my Giro recumbent.
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by louisd
Cycling Enthusiast
Klamath Falls, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These are very affordable long wearing tires. Be sure to check whether they are the high pressure or low pressure rated tires because Kenda makes both in this size. I like the higher pressure tires.

Reviewed 8/5/2013
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We have used bikes Direct for some time and have been pleased with their prompt service
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by John and sharon
Daily Commuter
Beverly Hills Fl.

we use these tires and tubes on mountain bikes fro road riding . have used these for many years and have had very good luck with both the tires and the tubes.

Reviewed 4/3/2018
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easy rolling,sticks pretty well in rain
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by Mike / W.Mass.
Daily Commuter
W. Mass.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Commute to work daily,tire meets expectations, Wish they made it in 1.75.

Reviewed 12/4/2017
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As promised, fast and smooth
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by Pat in Ventura
Casual Cyclist
Ventutra, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I ride around the neighborhood, occasionally off the road on dirt or gravel tracks. This tire is so much better that the previous road tires I had put on my mountain bike. Feels like a new bike.

Reviewed 1/4/2017
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Great all around recumbent road tire!
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by V-rex rider
Daily Commuter
Rochester, NY
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've used the Kenda Kwest tires for the last two sets of tires on my Rans V-rex. I've been getting neary 3,000 miles on the back tire before replacement! I've been running with Tuffy tire liners to minimize flats too and haven't had a flat since. They are a great price too! I would highly recommend.

Reviewed 11/16/2017
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so far, so good
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
New Jersey
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These tires fit the rim nicely and so far, the ride is great.

Reviewed 11/17/2017
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Makes your 26 559 bike go ZOOM!!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Wisconsin
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

100PSI relief-tread tires that make your 26 bike FLY down the road and yet offer some protection from hazards. Great for that commuter bike made from an old MTB.

Reviewed 10/30/2017
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Puncture resistant and wear well.
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by SitNFlyer
Casual Cyclist
Four Corners, USA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I bought these for a wheelchair that sees a lot of off road use. They have suffered one puncture through two sets of use and they wear well and provide good traction. Also mount easily and the bead seems very tough. I'll be buying a third set when these wear out.

Reviewed 8/14/2017
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Great wearing tire.
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by Ted Wellendorf
Yellowstone Wyoming
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The 100 psi version is good for several thousand miles

Reviewed 8/10/2017
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Tire is defective by design!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New York, NY
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I've read in various places (and been warned directly) that both versions of this tire are prone to blowouts. Today I had a 100psi tire (inflated to 90psi, 180 lb rider) blowout. Luckily I was traveling in a straight line and was able to come to a controlled stop. About 1 of sidewall was completely shredded. I can see clear through the tire. Upon further inspection, failure of about 13 of the sidewall circumference was imminent. This tire is not road-worthy and should be removed from the market. Stay far away!

Reviewed 10/3/2015
WesternBikeworks.com Comments
Hi, Thanks for providing your feedback on the tire, and sorry to hear about your scary experience! While we have had mostly good feeback on these tires, everyone's individual needs and experience can vary. We would be happy to get you set up with replacement tires, so please contact us at your conveneince and we will figure out a tire that is more suited to your purposes. Best, Derek
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They work well. I like the high pressure. I commute to work with these.
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Orlando, Florida
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use them to commute to work.

Reviewed 5/12/2017
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Meh...
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by Flying Fortress
Santa Fe, NM
3 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

Out here in the great South West, we have something called 'goatheads'. They eat ordinary tires for lunch. These are ordinary tires. These came as stock on my recumbent, and after about the 4th flat, I ditched 'em for some Schwalbe Marathon Plusses. Yah, these will let you go faster than those...until you flat. I will write back about how well the Schwalbes do when I get some miles on 'em.

Reviewed 7/24/2015
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Lower your friction!
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by kaner
Cycling Enthusiast
Waterford, CT
10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

After having twins, I recently converted my specialized stumpjumper to a hybrid. These tires made the biggest difference in the conversion. I got the high pressure ones and usually run them around 80 psi because that is all I can get out of my local gas station pump. The decrease in rolling resistance is dramatic. I ride on roads and light trails. The tires are great on all media. The only problem I had with them was traction on a very steep grassy hill. I now use my bike to commute to work as well.

Reviewed 6/27/2015
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Love my new Tires!
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by queeniereg
Casual Cyclist
vacaville ca
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I have a heavy Mountain bike and not having funds to purchase a new one, I replaced my knobby 2 inch tires with these. I was able to have a beautiful 27 mile ride in the Napa Valley, for a charity event. The tires arrived one day earlier than quoted. I will order from this site again. Thank you!

Reviewed 5/17/2015
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Roll Fast with the 100PSi Kwest!
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by Me
Cycling Enthusiast
Wisconsin
6 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I own recumbents and like to go as fast as I can on them - the 100PSI KWEST speeds up a recumbent pretty good without sacrificing some cushion and pothole protection. I also upgrade MTBs to be more like road-bikes, same deal there more speed, yet without sacrificing protection.

Reviewed 5/18/2015
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