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K1083A Happy Medium Pro CX/Gravel Tire

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With the K1083 Happy Medium, Kenda delivers a dual threat cyclocross or gravel tire.

Made for attacking dry hard pack or grassy surfaces, the Happy Medium features two tread patterns to get the most out of a single tire. The center of the tire has a file tread for quick rolling speed, while the shoulders have more aggressive knobs to maintain purchase when turning. This combination of low rolling resistance and cornering control should make dry cyclocross courses your playground, not to mention paved or unpaved roads.

The Happy Medium has a black tread and black sidewall and is available in 700c x 32mm, 35mm, and 40mm (ISO 622).

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ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 mm

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-622 mm

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-622 mm

 

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 120 TPI

 

Made in: Taiwan 

700c x 32mm

Weight: 380 grams

700c x 35mm

Weight: 386 grams

700c x 40mm

Weight: 434 grams

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Great Tires
by TomT
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas, TX

Bought these to replace worn out OEM's that came with my Giant cyclo cross bike. I couldn't be happier with the performance. I mostly ride streets and paved trails and I find the tread to be right for my use.

Reviewed 2/20/2017
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Grind it out or whatever.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I got these for the Oregon Outback. Kept them on after, they work for most conditions, probably not mud though I haven't tried. I have 700x40s running very low tire pressure off road with good results. How low? Your on your own there, buddy. Depends on a lot of variables. In my dreams this tire would be available in 29!

Reviewed 2/9/2017
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An excellent tire
by Mcgrawm
LA &40Lower Arkansas&41
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This tire fits and functions as advertised

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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40c not tubeless compatible
by David
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco, CA
1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Admittedly it's my fault for not looking super closely, but given that the 32c and 35c versions are available tubeless compatible, it is kind of absurd that the 40c is not. FYI I set them up tubeless, have ridden them about 10 times, and the 40c just won't seal reliably. Enough to get through a long mixed terrain day ride, but in a few days completely flat, sometimes unseated.

Apart from the tubeless issue, the file tread center knobs seemed to wear pretty quickly. On sections that I was able to clear when the tires were new, they've lost their bite and slip out on steep loose stuff after a few hundred miles.

However they do make a decent all-arounder. A friend uses the 35c for mixed terrain day rides, leisurely day rides, and light touring, and they are a happy medium for those applications.

Personally I think the Conti 42c is a more dirt worthy all terrain tire, also non-tubeless, for half the price.

Reviewed 11/10/2015
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Gravel Grinder in Oregon
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Walnut Creek, CA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

My team mate and I just rode these in the Prineville Oregon gravel grinder. Rode the 33c, at 60psi, 120 miles, 60% gravel, 40% pavement, steep gravel climbs and descents. Saw dry and dusty conditions and some rain. These tires were incredible. Not cuts or punctures. Rolled fast on pavement and gravel!!!! Saved me on a descent when I lost focus, drifted into deep gravel, front tire started to wash out sideways then rolled over onto the side lugs. The side lugs bit down hard, traction restored I stayed upright and kept on going. The steep gravel climbs were no problem with these tires. Had good traction. These are great tires!!!!! One small thing. The center diamond pattern does wear fast on the rear. . After 120 miles of gravel and pavement it does show signs of wear on the back. I will probably get half a season racing CX from these before they are done. Still - a great tire!!!

Reviewed 8/31/2015
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Good tire, good price. Gets the job done.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Illinois
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Road this tire on an 80 mile gravel grinder. Worked great. Rough gravel didn't tear it up or wear it down much at all.

Reviewed 4/23/2015
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Great tire overall - mounts easily, decent tread life, grips on hardpack
by Bryan S.
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Virginia
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I run these on my winter trainer cyclocross bike and love the width, weight, and look. Does the job well on hard pack, but as you might expect, slips a bit on the wet stuff. Great for the on the road then on the trail then back on the road type winter training ride.

Reviewed 2/16/2015
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It is as its name describes - a happy medium
by Emac
Competitive Racer
Oregon Country
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Bought these as a lower cost training tire to replace the Challenge Gravel Grinders I was running. They're a little narrower (35 mm vs. 38) which is good, and pretty tough. I've taken them up and down some pretty harsh roads with no problems; they roll well in the dirt, mud, and thick gravel.

My one complaint is that they don't go as well on pavement as the Challenges - I definitely feel more resistance. Then again, they're training tires, so not much surprise there, and it's not necessarily a bad thing to have to work harder.

Otherwise, always feel secure in the rough stuff, and they've taken some good hits with no problems, so I'm happy, medium-ly so.

Reviewed 2/9/2015
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Put these tire's on your bike and enjoy,
by LucidoS
Cycling Enthusiast
Bend OR

I have been using the 40c Happy Medium tires on my Cross Bike, doing some road riding to the trail head. Love the feeling of floating over the road and confident when I need to ride in the cinders and debris on the shoulder when a Truck is passing. On the Trail, again confidence with these tires is the word in all conditions.

Reviewed 3/17/2017
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Good performance on the dry, bad avoiding thorns
by sf_cx_racer
Competitive Racer
San Francisco, CA
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

The center of the tread is shallow, which make it predictable in dry conditions. I am in drought stricken California so I don't know how they handle muddy conditions. The tread is particularly poor to fighting off thorns. From one race, I caught two flats tires. Removed 8 thorns, replaced the tubes, and two more flats. Turns out I missed a few more thorns.

Reviewed 10/22/2014
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great for gravel, dirt and duff
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

If your commute or daily ride tends to lead you off pavement this is the perfect tire. rolls fast on pavement and the side knobs give you confidence when on the dirt.

Reviewed 10/17/2014
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Reasonably light with reasonable grip
by Gritty graveler
Competitive Racer
Muddy Northeast

I don't have a lot of other tires to compare with, and I'm not a tire reviewer. No problems. No flats this fall or winter. I didn't expect much grip from the small nubs in the center, but I was pleasantly surprised on wet leaves, muddy rocks, and some snow. I use them for training because they're cheap, but they might be light and fast enough for racing if not too deep.

Reviewed 2/16/2017
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Excellent tires for my rail trail use
by Darwin
NE Pennsylvania
2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I installed a pair of these 40 mm tires on my 2011 Trek 7.3 FX, and they just barely fit, but do give me a little clearance. So far they have provided me with a smooth and stable ride. They gave not given me any issues in some short stretches of sand and mud, and roll well on pavement. So far I have been riding at 65 psi which is good for my casual rides.

I have great hopes for a nice cycling season on these tires!

Reviewed 3/24/2014
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Top Notch for gravel and cross, great all arounder.
by Flint Hills XPat
Cycling Enthusiast
Kansas
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Have been racing these for a few months on both gravel and cross. They roll great on gravel and feel secure in corners. Run around 65psi. Have raced 4 cross races, been riding around 40psi and am very pleased with these tires speed and cornering ability. Pressure could go lower but I am happy with my and the tires performance. I bought these because a buddy of mine rode them for two years on Flint Hills gravel without a problem. He was running them tubeless and what eventually failed the tire was the Stans eating away at the rubber, still two years is alot from a tire. I run tubes with Stans so that is not an issue for me.

Reviewed 11/11/2013
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FLATS TOO EASILY
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
So Illinois
6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased a set of these tires in the 35mm size for my cross bike and they were an ideal width for gravels. My riding consists of approximately 60 percent pavement and 40 percent gravel. At 800 mi the rear was completely worn slick. I have since gotten about 1000 mi. on the front and it is about gone as well. At about 200 mi, the rear tire developed a high spot on the tire and was bothersome at high speed. The biggest problem that I had with these was flats. The roads where I ride are covered with cinders in the winter time and I would flat consistently...the compound seems to be very soft. These tires have an excellent tread for gravels, cross, or even the occasional single track, however just didn't work for me with my road conditions. I have switched to a Clement Xplor USH 120tpi on the rear and am having very good luck so far.

Reviewed 8/31/2014
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Nice gravel tire
by Dave
Cycling Enthusiast
Hagerstown, MD
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Nice gravel/ultracross tire. Love the 35-40 width traction & cushion the rougher rockier more technical stuff.

Reviewed 11/29/2013
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