All right guys so we are out to test out the new front tire on the here if you guys don’t know this is going to be a Kenda K257d this tire is obviously not meant for the road as you can tell by the what like three-quarter one-inch long knobbies on it but I think it’s definitely worth at least testing it out on the asphalt a bit so we’re going to do that first I was definitely interested in knowing how this would do before I purchased it so I figure you guys are too so this isn’t completely scrubbed in I’ve only got a couple miles on it so I’m not gonna go too hard in the corners here but I have been testing it a little bit and it it does feel a little uneasy and I think that’s just because those lugs are so long obviously there’s gonna be a little bit of roll over with them but it’s not really bad I mean as long as you’re expecting it and I think once look at that fog in the field that’s cool I think once it’s completely scrubbed in I’ll probably be pushing it a little bit more as far as just cruising down the road at 40 even 55 we had 50.
Is Kenda K257D Klassik a smooth tire?
It’s pretty smooth I mean the bike buzzes around quite a bit obviously I don’t think the tire added any buzz to the the handle bars or the foot press or anything but it’s like I said surprisingly smooth hello mrs deer I really thought it was gonna be a big downgrade in that sense let’s see how fast we can corner here yeah I don’t know I think I’m just being a little bit hesitant just because I’m afraid that it’s still a little bit slippery but yeah it it does just fine one thing that I have noticed in this tire that I think I tested out with the stock tire a bit and this one is is definitely much worse is the death wobble when you give a little bit of input now I haven’t run into a death wobble at all just on its own but if you give it a little bit of input it really takes off on you and it straightens itself out but I mean it it I think is wobbling back and forth so much just because of those big lugs on there and again this tire is not it’s not intended for the road it’s d.o.t approved but it it is definitely intended for off-road use
Is Kenda K257D Klassik good for the off-the-pavement?
I’ll definitely try to push it a bit more and keep you guys updated for now let’s take this tire where it really is intended to be and that is off the pavement oh look at that fog fall oh so let’s see how it does and not so great on the gravel not really sure what that’s about you wouldn’t think you’d do any worse than the deathwing did oh yikes what’s going on here yeah I don’t know maybe I’m just not giving enough credit I think it I don’t know it does feel a little bit unstable once you get on the side but who knows yeah I don’t really know what to say maybe maybe it’ll just take a little bit of getting used to I was really thinking that this would definitely grab the gravel more but I don’t know I guess maybe there is something about it that just doesn’t doesn’t quite work just right on the gravel obviously in the in the deep nasty mud and in actual dirt this will probably grab exceptionally well and I guess I didn’t necessarily buy for gravel but you know does make it feel a little bit uneasy.
Sure is a beautiful night for a ride though look at that moon oh cool the moment we have all been waiting for let’s see how this baby does on the dirt so oh yeah oh I think honestly part of the problem with any tire you put on this bike is that you don’t really have a whole lot of weight on it from the the bike itself you gotta make sure you’re giving it enough weight to whoo wrong gear for that to keep it pushed down into the ground a bit woo I don’t really have that problem on the ten array in third gear I think I got a little excited and upshifted without the clutch there at some point well I gotta say I’m definitely going a bit faster than I was the last time I was here with the deathwing you guys probably can’t see it but I am trying to kind of push this as much as I can you guys probably can’t see me at all when I’m standing can you there we go look at the sky that’s pretty much where I’m at when I’m standing on this really hunched over you see me down there hello let’s see we’ll go this way it’ll be a little muddy people say I don’t take good care of my bikes I think this thing is.
Is Kenda K257D Klassik good for riding in the dirt?
Probably in the best shape of its life other than brand new new shock boots on it brand new clean oiled filter air filter I guess the guy that I bought it from supposedly changed the oil right before I bought it brand new tire on the front big old kanabi look at that big hunk of meat down there still no skid plate though holy man really thought I was gonna hit that rock I don’t think I can go that way can I don’t know I think I could have let’s do one of these oh how embarrassing what does this say even days slipped in the sand a little bit there I do kind of wonder if maybe a tire with a little bit smaller knob on it would be better for this bike like I said just because this thing is so light and don’t get me wrong I think it looks super cool on there but I i do wonder if maybe something that would be a little bit easier to press into the dirt would be better than these big one by one knobs on here but I don’t know I mean it is really just hard to say I mean I guess I don’t know what this bike itself with the steering geometry and everything is capable of with a good tire so I guess I’m really having a hard time deciding I mean I i think oops ] I want to say that I’m impressed but I mean again obviously you know I’m I am making a push a little bit here and there I mean I guess if you really want to probably make anything push other than maybe a a train on a rail.
I guess if you really tried with that I’m sure you could do that too so it’s all just a matter of manner of mathematics right so the hard pack dirt it it whoa hello it definitely seems like it’s doing its job they never really go too hard on my my tractionator that I’ve got on the the tenor ray just because that’s a bit heavier of a bike and not something you want to be trying to push around oh look at all these rocks yikes I suppose this is all rutted out from all that rain last couple weeks I should really try to like side hill on a rock shouldn’t I oh yeah no problem there yeah no complaints looking good I’m just going around circles better not go that way huh oh yeah mountain goat tread for the mountain goat the coolness of that wheelie was definitely outweighed by the goofiness of the what the heck was that goofiness of my goat noise but you know what I don’t care oh there was the skid plate or something not good I ordered a new skid plate she hadn’t quite got it yet and I think I decided I wasn’t going to do anything crazy until I did get it oh well hopefully the stock one did okay got a nice pristine water down there fancy myself a swim actually did that earlier today oh here we go.
I would say I’m happy and impressed again like I said earlier I would like to know I guess how much better a smaller lugged tire would do I don’t really know if the difference would be noticeable or maybe it would honestly and I kind of have a sneaking suspicion that it would be but I don’t know it looks cool anyway right and maybe I’m confused on that and incorrect and completely wrong who knows.