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Old 2008-09-01, 06:50 PM   #1
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Kenda Kikzumbut vs. Primo The Wall tire?

I was looking at my Kenda Kikzumbut on my freestyle uni and The Primo The Wall tire on a friends freestyle uni and I fail to see a difference between the two when mounted on the unicycle. I haven't had a chance to ride on the Primo tire but from what I read around here it seems to be an awesome tire. My Kenda provides little to no traction between my foot and the tire when there is even a little moisture on either my shoe or the tire so I was thinking it might be time to try a new tire. It could also just be that I need a different style shoe to work better with my current tire but I'm not sure. I have a waffle pattern tread on my shoe if that makes a difference. Thanks
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Old 2008-09-01, 06:53 PM   #2
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My kenda died so I can't really compare them head-to-head
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Old 2008-09-01, 07:44 PM   #3
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How can you not see a difference, they are blatantly different tread patterns.

Anyhow, the Primo, I think, is a tad heavier, but I find it to be a better tyre. I have run both on unicycles and BMX, and I'd go for the Primo's any time. The only tyre I'd choose over a Primo Wall, is the KHE Premium Mac2.
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How can you not see a difference, they are blatantly different tread patterns.

Anyhow, the Primo, I think, is a tad heavier, but I find it to be a better tyre. I have run both on unicycles and BMX, and I'd go for the Primo's any time. The only tyre I'd choose over a Primo Wall, is the KHE Premium Mac2.
I guess what I meant to say is they look extremely similar to me, and thanks guys.

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Old 2008-09-02, 10:19 AM   #5
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when running at 80+ psi, the tires perform very similarly to me. The Kenda has a bit softer rubber compound but I find it's still a great freestyle tire.

If you find a tire that you can wheelwalk when it's wet let me know - I doubt such a thing exists. Water (and rough ground, wind..) is your enemy when doing really hard stuff.
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Old 2008-09-02, 10:24 AM   #6
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when running at 80+ psi, the tires perform very similarly to me. The Kenda has a bit softer rubber compound but I find it's still a great freestyle tire.

If you find a tire that you can wheelwalk when it's wet let me know - I doubt such a thing exists. Water (and rough ground, wind..) is your enemy when doing really hard stuff.
I'm just curious as to why you'd want to have a tyre on a freestyle unicycle at 80 psi? It'd be rock hard, basically defeats the purpose of a tyre lol.
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Old 2008-09-02, 10:31 AM   #7
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I'm just curious as to why you'd want to have a tyre on a freestyle unicycle at 80 psi? It'd be rock hard, basically defeats the purpose of a tyre lol.
Spins, pirouettes, frontspin, backspin etc. are way way easier with a nice high pressure tyre on a smooth surface.

80 PSI is not particularly high if you compare it to road bike tyres which are typically run at 110 PSI (or even higher)

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If you find a tire that you can wheelwalk when it's wet let me know - I doubt such a thing exists. Water (and rough ground, wind..) is your enemy when doing really hard stuff.
I'd say see if you can track down a KHE Premium, and give that a go, see if you can find someone with one that you could try / borrow, as they are a tad more expensive than other tyres. I used to ride bmx, the only tyre i used the last 2 years of bmxing, At one point I rode ramp in the rain on metal ramps on a set of them tyres, and they weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.
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