MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaSpecialized
Model Small Block EightS-Works Ground Control
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Part Number K1047 2125090012-5007
TPI 120120
Compound DTC60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.30
Specified Weight 580 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi50 psi
Made In TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightS-Works Ground Control
Measured Weight 589 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm56 mm
Measured Height 50 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.80 mm


Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Small Block EightS-Works Ground Control
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 25.5 Watts24.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 27.0 Watts25.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 30.2 Watts27.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 35.6 Watts31.3 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.007640.00740
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.008090.00764
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.009050.00815
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.010670.00938
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Small Block EightS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 66
Puncture Resistance Side 55


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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