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Sneak peek at new components for the Kenda Team

Kenda is producing tubular tires in 2010

Kenda is producing tubular tires in 2010

Often pro teams are the testing grounds for new cool products. The Kenda p/b Geargrinder squad is no exception. Kenda has been producing quality clincher tires for years, however for 2010 they are stepping it up a notch. I got the heads up on the new Kenda tubular tires that will be hitting the streets in February. The claimed weight is 270 grams with a stated tpi of 300. Supple and reasonably light weight. I like…

Fast wheels from a new company - Mercury

Fast wheels from a new company - Mercury

A brand new wheel company is also debuting under the Kenda banner – Mercury wheels. Named after the fleet footed messenger to the  gods, the Mercury wheels are spinning with DT hubs laced to carbon fiber rims. Some wheel manufactures get caught up in producing a great rim, but forget about using a quality hub. It’s nice to see that Mercury is using a smooth running DT hub. Those Swiss know a thing or two about precision.

When images of the team bikes get out I’ll be sure to post them. I’ve been hearing good things…

4 Responses to “Sneak peek at new components for the Kenda Team”

  1. Ron December 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    This is cool, I have been racing on Kenda road tires since 2004. The tubulars have been a long time coming. Very glad to see.

  2. neilroad December 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    The Kenda p/b Geargrinder squad is rolling on some phat wheels & tires. A sneak peek is here…http://neilbrowne.com/2009/12/sneak-peek

  3. Lauren Hall December 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Guess where Mercury wheels are from??????? Mississippi:) My home state!

  4. MMinSC December 22, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    @neilroad Wheels sourced from the TBG and tires re-labeled as Kenda…meh…

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