Video: Kenda Pinner All Mountain, DH tire with Aaron Gwin

How the tire was developed and tested

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Here is a fun video with Aaron Gwin, who talks about his involvement in the development process of the new Kenda Pinner and testing at Big Bear, California. Aaron is a special rider indeed because he can not not only ride like the wind, he can also get technical with his gear. As demonstrated with Ayrton Senna and Juan Fangio in auto racing, it’s not enough to use the equipment to its limits. It’s also important to understand the technology and be able to explain it to the mechanics and the engineers. The one who can drive the tuning and product development to match their skills and preferences best usually wins.


In our recent test found here, we were quite impressed with these Pinner tires. We’re convinced it’s their best effort in recent years in the All Mountain, DH arena. They corner, roll, brake, and keep air.  We’ll definitely keep them on the primary bike all season to learn more about them. They seem to strike that sought after balance of trustworthiness in corners, rolling resistance, flat protection, and tire wear. We can’t wait for this to be offered in more tire sizes as well.

If it’s good enough for Gwin in a World Cup DH race, we’re interested.

The Pinner Pro is available in a single 2.4in width but in two sizes: either 27.5 or 29in.
Pinner Pro ATC 29in x 2.4in: $79.95
Pinner Pro AGC 29in x 2.4in: $84.95
Pinner Pro ATC 650b x 2.4in: $79.95
Pinner Pro AGC 650b x 2.4in: $84.95

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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