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Teravail Kessel Tire - 27.5in

$85.00 - $90.00

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  • Black, 2.5in/Durable
    $85.00
  • Black, 2.5in/Ultra Durable
    $90.00

Why We Like The Kessel Tire - 27.5in

Your favorite tires may handle the terrain with relative ease, but throw on the Teravail Kessel Tire to discover superior performance that will make you reconsider your current setup. The Kessel's open lug pattern is designed to grip rocks and roots with confidence, and comes fully prepared to shed the sticky gumbo that often clogs treads and renders them useless when you need the traction most. Ramped center lugs keep rolling resistance low, and the side casing is reinforced to reduce punctures or slashes through rugged conditions. At 2.5in, the Kessel sits comfortably on your favorite rims, and running a lower PSI allows it to soak up bumps and rocks when your suspension is doing all that it can.
  • An aggressive all-mountain tire delivers confident performance
  • 2.5in width offers optimal support and increased traction
  • Open tread pattern sheds dirt and mud to maintain grip
  • Durable casing supplies protection from punctures and slashes
  • Item #TVL000L

Compound
Durable, Ultra Durable
Size
27.5 x 2.5in
Type
tubeless ready
TPI
60
PSI
20 - 40
Claimed Weight
2lb 6.4oz (1090g)
Recommended Use
downhill, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

Decent alternative to Maxxis

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
2.5

I've only put a few rides on them but I have read such good reviews from notable cycling blogs and websites that I'm sure they will stand up over time. Upon first look they strike a remarkable resemblance to another very popular MTB tire (the Maxxis DHF). Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe both? The good thing is that the DHF are one of my all time favorite tires and these Kessels seem like they are even chunkier and grippier in certain types of terrain. The bad? Well the price is pretty much the same and with tires you usually want to go with the more notable, reliable and quality controlled option (in this case the Maxxis brand). That being said, I think these will be a great tire and I like the sizing and availability right now in the gumwall 2.5s. Yes they may be somewhat of a "knockoff" but they are a super high quality one and I think it can't hurt to have a healthy competition in the tire marketplace, considering Maxxis pretty much has a monopoly on the MTB tire game. Excited to put more miles on these and see how they compare to my tried and true DHFs.