I like to use these tubes as they are much more compact than others, but when they went to the black boxes a noticible decline in quality was detected. They are folded differently which makes the much more difficult to handle without totally unfolding. Also they seem to lose air, during rides, for no apparent reason. My theory is that Kenda went to a much cheaper presta valve insert. Once the tube loses air, it won't hold air anymore!
POS...Bought 2 of these...one was made with a twist in it! I never got to ride with the other one because it blew up while I was putting air in it the first time! LOL! I never sent the twisted one back because it was olny a few bucks and would have cost me more to send it back that the price of the tube....plus I wanted it because it's a good coversation piece....pretty funny. I was suprised about the low quallity because Honda used Kenda tires and tubes for many of there motorcycles back in the day.....anyway, I don't recommend this tube!
I've been using these tubes for years now. They are light, responsive and don't cost very much compared to other tubes of equal weight. They don't tend to get torn apart as many of the more expensive lightweight tubes.
I've been using these tubes for a few years now, on bikes for 2 people and up to 8 different sets of wheels. As lightweight tubes go, they are quite inexpensive and they last a long time. One of the great things about them is they fit into the seat bag easily and leave enough room for an extra CO2 cartridge or another tube. IMHO a very good product.
This is definitely a lighter tube (albeit not the lightest), but what I really like about it is that the removable core means that you can slime this tube if you wantneed that, and still have something that works with deep profile rims (as opposed to using a valve extender).
I have been using Kenda road tubes for several years, and find them to better than others.
I will only buy tubes with a smooth stem...and Kenda is one of the few that produces this kind of tube.
My reason for a smooth stem is easier to inflate with your bike pump, quickness, and they do not chew up the rubber seal of the bike pump.
They hold air just fine. Quality tube . Buy em !
I began using these tubes over 20k miles ago...previously rode Contis and Michelelin. Never had a problem with tube quality with Kenda Superlites. I run these at 130 psi (9 Bar) and make sure the pressure is topped off at least every other day. (important to do with thin tubes that naturally bleed air at a higher rate than thicker tubes) Try changing tubes without using tire levers when getting the tire back on the rim...these are thin and even long time riders will pinch a tube with a lever once in awhile.
I like these tubes, mostly because they can compress so much when wrapped tightly in saran wrap. Really scrunch them down and sometimes one can get two in the space one normally takes.
I like these tubes a lot, mainly because of the thinner wall thickness they take much less room in whatever carrier we use. I can usually fit 2 of them into a space built for 1normal tube. The only drawback as they seem to have gotten much more expensive in the last year.
Both tubes leaked immediately and were returned. Stick to the big names.
Hi Tucson Roadie,
Thanks for your review! Our staff hasn't experienced these defects so we continue to use these tubes. We are always happy to accommodate returns should a defect arise.