With 2009 winding down, 2010 will be here before you know it. Like me, I’m sure many are looking forward to getting that new gear for the 2010 season. The one item than I am drualing for is the new Kenda Eric Carter Happy Medium tire. This tire look to be the best of both worlds. It incorporates a semi-slick center with small pyramid shaped knobs which are enough for that loose top layer. The outside knobs are spaced far enough apart so they are not touching the ground while riding straight. They will, however, bite while cornering to hold that line.
Here is how Kenda describes this tire in their 2010 catalog:
- Two tires in one – fast rolling/accelerating center tread paired with an aggressive outside edge for cornering assurance.
- Knob heights and profiles are designed for seamless transition from the tire’s center to the edge knobs.
- A universal design that is applicable to all types of riding and racing.
- Downhill (DH) version features 2-ply construction and Sick-E compound for extreme use. Cross country versions feature light-weight single-ply casing and DTC compound for performance.
Unfortunately, this tire won’t be available until the spring of 2010. But, when it is available, there will be a pair of Happy Mediums on my Titus.