Inside Kenda Tires and their involvment with the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

Inside Kenda Tires and their involvment with the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

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We caught up with the guys at Kenda this past week at the Cannondale Pro Cycling launch in Westlake,California. For more videos head over to roadbikeaction.com

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hi my name is Ben Anderson with kenda tire I'm the road and cyclocross marketing manager here at the Cannondale pro cycling team launch I'm going to talk about some of the tires that the team is using this year we have two clinchers that the team uses to train on and then one tubular the Kenda SC tubular for racing the first is the critérium endurance tire we use this in 2012 with our first year with the team it's a dual layer flat protection tire Kevlar wrapped up and over from one side to the other for a full layer protection with an additional layer of flat protection underneath the tread surface and a hard rubber compound directly on top of that long life long wear fast rolling good performance from our involvement with the team the feedback that the riders gave us was that they wanted something more performance oriented so this year we came out with the Countach endurance like the critérium endurance it is a dual layer flat protection tire with that kevlar wrap up and over from bead to bead but instead of using the thicker rubbery gauge secondary flat protection we now use a second layer of Kevlar directly underneath the tread surface so you have true double kevlar protection right across the tread single Kevlar across the side and we're now using a race compound so it's a faster lighter tire more performance oriented closer to the tubular field that the riders are racing on in all their Pro Tour events lastly is the kenda SC tubular then exclusively for the Cannondale pro cycling team this is a 300 ppi to handmade tubular natural rubber casing a natural rubber compound across the tread surface Kevlar directly underneath the tread surface this is what Peter Sagan Yvonne Basso Elia Viviani Miranda Moser all of them are using and racing on across Europe throughout Asia the rest of the world we do this in a 21 millimeter 23 25 and 28 millimeter tire for the classes we are so proud to be a part of the Cannondale pro cycling team as their technical tire sponsor for 2013 2014 and beyond if you want to ride Kenda tires you can find them at all of your local bike shops as well as kenda tire comm and you can ride what the team races on Thank You road bike action for all of your support for Cannondale pro cycling and kenda tire

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