Kenda's Karma has been a favorite of XC riders and racers for years and has numerous NORBA wins to back it up. Small, square knobs accentuate the tread pattern for fast rides. And, the tubeless compatibility offers a distinct advantage over conventional tires in ride quality and flat resistance. Because there is no tube, the tire can be run with approximately 10-15% less air pressure than conventional tires. The result is improved traction in rough conditions and elimination of pinch flats.
Universal Standard for Tubeless (UST) tires are compatible with UST tubeless and standard rims. When used with UST tubeless rims, the tire and rim form an airtight chamber, allowing the tire to be inflated without a tube. When used with standard rims, a tubeless kit and sealant (sold separately) can be added to the rims to create an airtight seal. Both rim setups let you run lower tire pressure for optimum traction and control without fear of pinch flats. And, UST tires can be mounted and inflated with a tube on both UST tubeless and standard rims.