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.