Congrats to Tom and Roger on two very strong showings at the Pontiac Lake Time Trial this past weekend.
Tom Payn 7th EXPERT MEN 30‐39
Roger Pelkey 4th SPORT MEN 50‐59
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Despite cold temps, a little snow and the fact that for many of us, the race was the first single track we'd ridden in 2011, a contingent of the team couldn't wait for a chance to debut their new Kenda tires at Yankee Springs TT this past weekend. As the day wore on, the snow dissipated and the weather took a turn for the better. Trail conditions turned out to be fairly good as well. Unfortunately, temps didn’t quite rise high enough for much socialization after the race but, it was still great to see some of the team after a long winter and what seems like a non-existent Spring.
CLASS: EXPERT MEN 29 & UNDER
18 Cisler Nick 91 PRECISIONMTB 58:51 1:04:33 2:03:24.1
CLASS: EXPERT MEN 30-39
4 Payn Tom 52 PRECISIONMTB 53:24 55:10 1:48:33.6
5 Simpson Scott 78 PRECISIONMTB.COM, SMITH OPTICS, ODI GRIPS 53:33 55:39 1:49:12.4
16 Wheeler Adam 88 PRECISIONMTB.COM 55:29 1:01:08 1:56:37.8
21 Bryan Deaz 178 PRECISIONMTB.COM 1:04:49 1:10:38 2:15:26.1
CLASS: EXPERT MEN 50 & OVER
1 Fulkerson Ray 90 PRECISIONMTB.COM 50:18 51:15 1:41:32.9
CLASS: SPORT MEN 30-34
24 Brian Brown 399 PRECISIONMTB.COM 1:08:24.0
CLASS: SPORT MEN 45-49
9 Andrew Staub 264 PRECISIONMTB.COM/BTT 1:02:31.8
A few pics from the race:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
New for this year is inthe John Tomac line-up from Kenda is the Slant Six. The tire I am reviewing here is the 29 x 2.2. Tires both can it just under the 740g claimed weight. They are a tad heavier than the previous tires I am use to, but they look to roll very fast. This tire is supposed to bridge the gap between the Small Block 8 and the Nevegal. The Karma was also one of my previous favorites.
I have them mounted tubeless on a pair of Stan's NOTUBES Crest 29er rims.
The ramped knobs and good size side knobs took to provide a fast rolloing tire that will grip very well in the corners.
The test rig for this tire will be a 2011 Redline D680. Both front and rear tire also have pleanty of clearence in the frame and Reba fork.
I am hoping to get these out on the trail this week to see just how they preform.