Love them or hate them, component options for e-bikes continue to expand. This week, Kenda sent out a press release trumpeting the further strengthening of its e-bike compatible line of tires, including added offerings in multiple mountain bike categories as well as urban/trekking models.
Currently Kenda segments e-bike compatible tires into E-25 (max speed 25kph) and E-50 (max speed 50kph) classes. The E-50 models having passed the European ECE-R75 certification. Urban/trekking models are identifiable by the E-25 or E-50 decal on the tire, while the mountain bike models are marked with the EMC (E-Mountain Casing) decal.
Kenda e-bike tires come as OE spec on numerous bicycle brands, including the Haro Shift I/O, Orbea Wild, and multiple IZIP and Rad Power Bikes.
“E-bikes, in their various designs, continue to be the fastest growing segment of the market,” said Al Clark, senior director of Kenda’s North American Bicycle Division. “Kenda is committed to servicing that market as well as being a leader in offering trekking and mountain bike tires that meet the most stringent standards.”
Kenda tires are available through most major aftermarket distributors in North America, while the entire line of tires are available for view at bicycle.kendatire.com.