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Light as hell: the Hellkat Pro wired tyre by Kenda
An all-new, all condition gravity and DH tire. Developed with Polygon-UR Team, the Hellkat is truly a World Cup calibre tire. Superior braking control and cornering traction define this tire's strong points. Using the new Advanced Gravity casing, the Hellkat offers a maximum of puncture and cut protection without packing on the weight. Ideal for gravity orientated riders looking for a tire with great grip and puncture protection that is at the same time light rolling and will keep you up and going over a wide variety of terrain. Check out the Helldiver for a hardpack race ready tyre.
Product Line: Pro
Ground Conditions: all conditions
Type: wired tyre
Tubeless System: TLR (Tubeless Ready)
Rubber Compound: RSRDL (Race Stick-E Rubber Dual Layer)
Carcass: 60 tpi, AGC (Advanced Gravity Casing)
Sidewalls: 20 mm Apex
Puncture Protection: ICB (Iron Cloak Belt), KVS (Kenda Vector Shield)
Strengths / Weaknesses:
Speed: 4 (out of 5)
Grip: 5 (out of 5)
Protection: 5 (out of 5)
Durability: 3 (out of 5)
- a lightweight Downhill wired tyre
- new AGC carcass prevents punctures
- cut resistant sidewalls and 20 mm Apex prevent burping
- new RSR-Dual-Layer rubber compound for increased control and durability
- multi-purpose tread for various terrain
- good balance of traction, handling and rolling resistance
Dimensions: 27.5 x 2.4"
Air Pressure: 1.7-3.5 bar
Manufacturer Part Number: 074V5605
AGC (Advanced Gravity Casing)
The Advanced Gravity Casing is Kenda's newly developed tyre carcase with ICB puncture protection, Kenda Vector Shield and 20 mm Apex.
ICB: Iron Cloak Belt
A thin strip of advanced lightweight puncture protection. A breaker of one of Kenda's best puncture resistant materials, Iron Cloak, is built in directly underneath the tread rubber only, for protection and minimal weight. Iron Cloak Belt lets you rest assured that your tyres are durable, but light and super supple for the ultimate in riding performance.
KVS (Kenda Vector Shield)
Developed in joint cooperation between Kenda's North American and Taiwanese engineering teams at the Kenda America Technology Center. The KVS is a woven sheet of aramid fibres laid up across the side wall of a tyre which offers a light-weight casing shield with 285 % higher cut resistance than standard protective materials. This allows for a reduction in the casing weight by up to 200 grams when compared to traditional 2-ply downhill casings. Because of the addition of the Kenda Vector Shield, the casing now offers superior cut resistance, while being stiffer and lighter at the same time. As a result, you can ride with lower tyre pressure, which increases the tread grip without risking a flit tyre. Additionally. The KVS material makes the side wall stiffer ensuring better feedback for the rider and improved predictability in handling.
20 mm Apex
A rigid rubber insert on the top of the bead that stiffens the sidewall of the tyre and reduces chances of pinch flats or burps when running tubeless. The 20 mm Apex is more than 60 % taller than traditional apex inserts. Increased stiffness, fewer pinch flats or tyres bottoming out on the rim wall, and the ability to ride at lower pressures equals improved control and grip when cornering. The added stiffness also helps translate feedback to the rider so they can tell what is happening at each contact point. This feedback allows the rider to know exactly how hard to push before the tyre breaks loose.
RSRDL (Race Stick-E Rubber Dual Layer)
Kenda developed a new compound for these new gravity tyres - an evolution of the existing race Stick-E Rubber compound. Building on the impressive original, the new RSR compound is a dual layer tread rubber, with the soft RST compound on top and the stiff SRC on bottom. This new dual layer compound offers better performance because the stiff bottom SRC layer serves as the hard foundation for the softer RSR layer to push against. The result is a compound that provides better control and lasts longer than previous versions.
- 1 x Kenda Hellkat Pro 27.5" wired tyre
- black/27.5x2.4: 1170 g