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Kenda Kourier K-Shield Bicycle Tire, 700 x 40c

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  • The leader in hybrid tires, kenda offers numerous styles with something suitable for every cyclist
  • Kourier k-shield
  • Has a puncture resistant casing underneath the tread area that consists of aramid and ceramic particles within a green elastomer
  • Speed:700 x 40c
  • Kourier k-shield bicycle tire
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Wire bead, 75psi

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002DWTHJI
  • Item model number: 068M9344
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,647 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Paul Doyle on December 22, 2010
These tires came with my 2007 Raleigh Passage 3.0 hybrid bike that I bought new in June, 2007. Weinmann 520 rims.

I've never had a problem with these tires, and I practically live on my bike. Constant use. No flats, always reliable, and they give a smooth ride, even at the max rating of 85 psi (of course my bike has suspension), so the Kevlar K-Shield puncture resistant feature must be doing its thing.

With their big, meaty tread, they give surprisingly good traction in snow & ice.

Here it is December 22, 2010, 34° F outside, and I just got back from a grocery run on my bike over some snowy, icy sidewalks, and thanks to these tires, my bike felt as sure-footed as the proverbial mountain goat. For winter cycling I deflate the Kendas to around 30 psi, but I don't glue the beads to the rims.

I believe that Kenda discontinued these tires - couldn't find them anywhere on their website, unfortunately.

If I can find them anywhere, I'll definitely get a pair. It's probably about time - 3.5 years is long enough, even if the treads & sidewalls show no signs of damage or wear.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric on September 8, 2012
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I ordered these as replacements for the aged and cracked tires on a friend's mountain bike. The mountain bike is an older Giant and came equipped with Kenda gumwalls. After being very impressed with the Kenda tires I got for my lawn tractor earlier this year, I decided to try the bike tires. The new tires fit easily onto the rims without tools or struggle. Yes of course I replaced the tubes with Avenir brand also from Amazon.

The new tires were a bit misshapen out of the box but they seem to straighten out once installed and inflated. Aware of the possibility of a pinched tube, I tend to be very careful when replacing bike tires. I put talcum powder inside the tire although there seems to be differing opinions on the need. IMPORTANT: the new Kendas have arrows on the sidewalls indicating Drive direction. Pay attention here. It's easy to get confused about rotation direction, at least for me, when the bike is held upside down during repair.

After installation I inflate tires just until they hold shape, then roll the wheel around on floor, bearing down on the axle ends, to sort of work the tire and tube evenly on the rim. Next I check the tire to be sure the bead is seated evenly. Usually I have to knead the tire by hand in a few spots to even it out. Bike tires often seem to have a bit of a twist in the tread at first.

We did get a chance to road test the new Kendas in the rain as well and they work great. The primary use is on paved trails so I can't give any feedback about traction on loose surfaces or on resistance to puncture. These tires have a marking on the sidewall indicating some sort of puncture resistant layer.

Amazon also deserves a complimentary word for their shipping.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David on November 16, 2010
I have ridden these tires for a year plus through NYC, never had a flat. Definitely worth their extra weight for the K-shield. keep your tires pumped to the recommended PSI and you will be happy you have these tires.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. CHAN on February 8, 2013
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I commute about 125 miles a week I tried heavier puncture resistant tubes to using plastic insert shields to reduce the number of flat tires over the years. None of them worked well until I used the Kenda Kourier K-shield tire. I love them for this reason. I normally get about 6 flats per year and this has been reduced to about 2 flats per year. This translate to one flat every 3300 miles (versus one flat every 1100 miles). The only minor drawback: These tires are slightly slower but when you think about it...this is a good tradeoff. I have been bicycling regularly for 40 years and I highly recommend these tires.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Old Hippie on November 17, 2010
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After 2&1/2 years and nearly 2,000 miles - it was time for new rubber. My original tires on a 2008 Raleigh hybrid were neither these 700x40C tires or the Kenda K192 Kourier Tire 700x35 Black Steel. Mine were 700x38C Kenda Kouriers. And after those 2&1/2 years, only ONE flat tire. I ordered these because they stated "Kourier k-shield" with "puncture resistant casing underneath the tread area that consists of aramid and ceramic particles within a green elastomer".

On my old tires, one could definitely see a built-in inner liner of a different color (orange with bits of green flecks). I can see NO built in liner on the new tires. I hope it's there - just can't tell for sure.

Hopefully, these will give me the same service as the old tires. Putting the old 700x38C tires next to these 700x40C tires, I can not see any difference in either height or width with the naked eye. Look the same to me. I wanted to stick with this same tread design for two reasons - longevity and good wet road traction.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Irish Patient on June 7, 2014
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I bought this tire through Amazon last week for 19 USD shipped; today it's over 30. [As of 7/12/2014, it's back down to 20.]

My opinion of the tire is strongly dependent on the price being charged. I think I would have gone with a Schwalbe tire if I had to buy at 30 USD. Good choices would have been these 2 x Schwalbe Marathon Tires (A PAIR) Road/Race/Cross Bikes (HS 420) - ALL SIZES - FREE SHIPPING - FREE VALVE CAP UPGRADE WORTH $4.99! in 38B or 38C (I don't know the difference!) or this Schwalbe Marathon GG RLX Wire Bead Tire.

The Kenda Kourier in 700c x 40 looks and feels very different from the Kenda tires of the same size that came installed on my hybrid. The Kourier's have an extremely thick and stiff tread section that abruptly transitions to a thin sidewall. The tread section doesn't seem like it is integrated into the tire. It's like you cemented a hard, rigid cap onto the tread section of an otherwise thin and flexible tire.

I won't be able to rate the actual effectiveness of the K-Shield for a long time but the appearance does inspire confidence. There's no way that small glass shards are going to penetrate the tread cap. However, the sidewalls look fragile. A larger piece of broken glass might tip up and shred the sidewall.

There is a weight penalty. I have a good digital bathroom scale. Many repetitions show a consistent 1.6 pound difference between my weight holding the tire versus without. The scale only reads in 0.2 pound increments, so the range of possible weights is roughly 1.5 to 1.65 pounds per tire.
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