We wanted to give you a heads up on a few items that we will be talking about in the coming days and weeks here at Twentynineinches.com. We’ve recently been busy with a trio of tires that are being measured, scrutinized, and of course, ridden. 🙂 Here’s what to expect from us soon…

Kenda Tires “Honey Badger Pro”: This is a tire Grannygear and I first saw at Interbike a year or so ago and we were both excited about it then. We kept track of the development and ultimate release of the tire, and now we have a pair to try out. Here’s what Kenda has to say about this new shoe:

Like its namesake, the Honey Badger just ‘don’t care’. This tire is designed to be aggressive enough to rip through loamy conditions, roll smoothly over hard pack and rock, dig through loose-over-hard terrain, and just be an all around great mountain bike tire. This tire is for the rider who finds themselves on a variety of conditions on every ride or if for those who need one tire to do it all!

The Honey Badger Pro also is a tubeless ready tire, which is something relatively new for Kenda 29″er tires, so we’ll be anxious to see how they hold up set up tubeless. Look for more on these soon, as I already have these mounted up and have started riding them.

Wilderness Trail Bikes “Vigilante”: Next up we have WTB’s new trail tire, the Vigilante. This bruiser of a tire is for aggressive trail and All Mountain riding and comes in a 29″ X 2.3″ width. Here’s a bit more on this tire from WTB’s site:

Born from the need to race in European enduro events, the Vigilante is our premier aggressive All Mountain tire, and first choice for Team WTB’s Mark Weir. The square-lugged open-tread pattern offers stability in loose or wet terrain, while the stiff outside knobs grip at lean angles like nobody’s business.

This tire went out to Grannygear in SoCal where he will be finding suitable trail conditions to put this tire to the test. Stay tuned for more from Grannygear soon, as he’s already been on these a bit.

Wilderness Trail Bikes “Nineline”: This is a new tread for WTB and is billed as a race tire. Here is a bit of info on it from the WTB website:

The Nine Line is the new-school approach to a top notch, 29-inch specific, lightweight race tire. Our global team of racers collaborated to make a tire with the ability to accelerate and roll like no other. Its micro-square knob tread design and supple casing provide impressive traction to keep you in control while you haul the mail.

The Nineline comes in as a 2.0’er and is in the TCS tubeless ready format. I’ve already been riding these, (although I haven’t “hauled any mail” with them just yet.), so look for more on these tires soon as well.

Note: Kenda and WTB sent these tires to Twenty Nine Inches at no charge for testing and review. We were not bribed nor paid for these reviews and we will strive to give our honset thoughts and opinions throughout.