A year and a half ago I read this article on fat-bike.com about the up and coming Juggernaut Pro 4.0 tire which promised to revolutionize the fat bike tire market. The new Juggernaut Pro tires had a pretty deep tread pattern but at less than 800 grams, were much lighter than any Fat Bike tire currently on the market. There was a lot of skepticism and excitement in the fat bike scene. Unfortudently it took forever for these tires to actually get to the market, and for over a year and search that I did on the internet for Kenda Juggernaut came up with the older heavier 1400g 4.0 inch tires which were heavier than most other 4.0 inch tires on the market. I patiently waited.
Finally, I saw one pop up on the internet for a mere $59 and I pounced on it. In retrospect, it was a pretty bad idea, when the tire arrived it was indeed lighter than any fat tire I had ever laid my hands on. The sidewalls felt like tissue paper and so I mounted it ghetto tubeless on one of my full suspension electric fat bike builds called Rebel Scum. The wheelset was impossibly light and I have to admit I was really giddy to see how it was going to perform. I made it about a mile into the woods before a branch tore a huge 1-inch hole in the sidewall of the tire and I ended up having to carry the bike a mile back to my car. I was not amused.
So this is the part where I rate the tire and how well it performed in a variety of surfaces on a scale of 1 to 5. I’m going to skip this part and just tell you to save your money and buy something else. If you’re looking for cheap and light nothing beats the Panaracer Nimble B that I can find yet. You can score one of these folding bead tires for around $50 on the internet and they are worth every penny. The Kenda Juggernaut Pro disappointed me like no other tire ever has.
Like Noam Chomsky says in his re-paraphased song by Public Enemy … Don’t believe the Hype.