The Kenda Karma provides a fast cross-country tread pattern offering predictable handling. It has low-profile square knobs that offer plenty of grip. Originally designed for 26" XC racing the Karma tire lends itself perfectly to 29er style riding - for both trail and XC racing. Round profile glides in and out of corners well and the larger volume casing gives good float over rough terrain, sand and mud. Wide spacing ensures good mud and debris shedding action.
Kenda's L3R (Low Rolling Resistance Rubber) rubber compound is good and sticky and helps keep the weight down, which is always a concern for a 29" shoe.