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    Kenda K270

    Im thinking of puting a new Kenda front on my bike but confused on what size would be best. 460 18 or 450 18. The 450 weighs a 4 lbs more??
    2013 tw 200
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    The 4.50 is a 6 ply, that is why it weighs more. Most riders here either go with the 5.10-18 (6-ply) or the 4.60 (4 ply). I haven't heard of anyone using the 4.50, probably because it was not available two years ago.
    Being an oddball, I chose the 120/80-18 4 ply because it was the lightest of all. I haven't changed my mind in the ensuing 4 years. I got a chance to swap bikes with a friend with the 5.10 on some moderately loose gravel roads and found the 5.10 to be slightly more stable when leaned over, and less likely to turn in as quickly. For slow rocky technical stuff or sand I would prefer the 120/80 for the same reasons.

    On a light bike like this I don't see any reason to go for a six ply, but then I ride rather slowly and carefully, avoiding sharp rocks most of the time. If you really like to bash through rough stuff, get the 5.10.
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    I have the 5.10 and like it. Most of my offroad riding is slow and rocky, and it seems to work well for that.

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