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Kenda Excavator Pro 26" Folding Tire

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Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding

Fast straight line speed with superior cornering due to its 'H' shaped side knobs make the Excavator the 2009 Best Tire Winner at MTBR.com and a great tire all around.

  • Clincher
  • Directional tread, every knob has been designed for optimum performance
  • Front and Rear application
  • Folding bead
  • Uses DTC compound
  • Max PSI: 65
  • TPI: 120
  • Weight: 650g
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Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to install (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Great traction (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (16)
  • Am (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I like it, it's a good tire

Welp, this here tire is about all a guy like me could ask for in a tire. Corners well, grips while I'm climbing (or as I refer to it, LAYIN' DOWN THE...Read complete review

Welp, this here tire is about all a guy like me could ask for in a tire. Corners well, grips while I'm climbing (or as I refer to it, LAYIN' DOWN THE TORQUE), sheds mud decently, and isn't as heavy as some of it's more expensive counterparts.

However, due to an argument with my wife, I am not allowed to tell you how highly I recommend this tire. So instead, here are some facts about it:

It is mostly black
It is 26" in diameter
It is made of some sort of rubber
It has knobs
It is on the rear wheel of my bike

If anyone has any questions on this product, I will be in my basement checking the tire pressure on my bikes, as I am no longer allowed to be in the quote "living area" closed quote of the house due to a recent mud related incident. I contend that I am very much still alive, thus making the basement a living area due to it now being inhabited pretty much continuously, but we'll table that issue for now.

I will be monitoring emails and would appreciate it if someone would send me a packet of teriyaki beef jerky.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

For me, poor traction

I wanted to like these tires, as the price was good and I figured if Eric Carter is putting his name on them, they must be good.

An earlier comment suggested...Read complete review

I wanted to like these tires, as the price was good and I figured if Eric Carter is putting his name on them, they must be good.

An earlier comment suggested putting them on the back, and if I needed to, that's where I would use them. Put here in NorCal, where it's pretty dry and dusty most of the season, I just washed my front tire too often. Prior to these I ran Maxxis High Rollers, and afterwards I used some old WTB Timberwolves - all 2.35 (except I went to 2.5 on the front after). No washouts at all on the Maxxis or WTB, before or after. But for some reason, the excavators wouldn't stay hooked up on the corners at speed, at least in my experience, on the east bay trails like Cinderella. Maybe it's my style, like I wasn't weighting the front as much as I should, but I don't have any issue with washing out (especially the front) with the Timberwolves or the High Rollers.

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4.0

okay

By jerry

from lake elsinore ca

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

this is a very aggressive tire that doesnt roll the best bit it wears VERY well. I think its worth a shot for the 15 or so bucks

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tractor like grip!

By Paul XC MTB

from Aliso Viejo, CA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Amazing Grip
  • Inexpensive
  • Reasonable Weight

Cons

  • High Rolling Resistance

Best Uses

  • Rear Tire

Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

Excellent rear tire for loose conditions. Tread is like a sand tire that digs into loose conditions and really maintains grip. I climbed the same steep, loose trail sections where I spin out on my Nevegals and other tires but these didn't slip at all. Braking was very good as was cornering. Definitely a rear specific tread pattern in my opinion. The rolling resistance is high on hardpack. Amazing value at the current Jenson Price!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I like it, it's a good tire

By Kelby

from Erie, PA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Grippy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

    Welp, this here tire is about all a guy like me could ask for in a tire. Corners well, grips while I'm climbing (or as I refer to it, LAYIN' DOWN THE TORQUE), sheds mud decently, and isn't as heavy as some of it's more expensive counterparts.

    However, due to an argument with my wife, I am not allowed to tell you how highly I recommend this tire. So instead, here are some facts about it:

    It is mostly black
    It is 26" in diameter
    It is made of some sort of rubber
    It has knobs
    It is on the rear wheel of my bike

    If anyone has any questions on this product, I will be in my basement checking the tire pressure on my bikes, as I am no longer allowed to be in the quote "living area" closed quote of the house due to a recent mud related incident. I contend that I am very much still alive, thus making the basement a living area due to it now being inhabited pretty much continuously, but we'll table that issue for now.

    I will be monitoring emails and would appreciate it if someone would send me a packet of teriyaki beef jerky.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    nice grip

    By Mario

    from Sonora, Mex

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      Got them on rear and front, very good grip, I actually have not tried them on wet muddy terrain but otherwise they perform quite good; not as low rolling resistance as kenda small block or something similar but still rolling easy.
      I struggled a little bit with stan's tubeless setup but I think that was mostly because of my rims
      Other than that, very good tire set.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Tire and Great deal on sale!

      By HappyinCA

      from Granite Bay

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Discounted Cost
      • Easy To Install
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      Bought these to update the tires on my 2001 Santa Cruz Superlight. They were a great deal on sale and were easy to install. Good traction and ok rolling resistance. Have used them on fire trail and loose gravel...no complaints thus far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Tire, Great Price !

      By Juan Carlos

      from Caracas, Venezuela

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      Mud sheds fast, Great traction, Works great in muddy conditions. Great tires all the way!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great on/off road tire

      By BC

      from Red Deer, Alberta

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • East Rolling
      • Easy Rolling
      • Good Mud Traction
      • Great Cornering
      • Great Tire For The Price

      Cons

      • Looks A Bit Cheap

      Best Uses

      • Hard Packed Trails
      • Mountain Biking
      • Paved Trails

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      This is a very good tire for cyclists that want a fast tire for use on paved or smoother trails, but can still handle slippery stuff like mud and grass. It's a little too thin for sandy or realy rocky trails.

       
      5.0

      Really happy rear wheel at Skeggs

      By m0arpheus

      from The Thizzay

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Good Sidewall
      • Good value
      • Lightweight
      • Solid

      Cons

      • Would Like A Bit More Tra

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      I ride at Skeggs here in the Bay Area of California and encounter quite a bit of dry, dusty, loose soil and leaves on my rides. I threw this guy on the back of my Avalanche X and I've been really happy. They replaced some High Rollers I had on before that I wore out and they've held up great.

      So far, I've probably put about 80-100 miles on them in the woods. They look nice still and I can climb pretty well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Grippy, looks wider than it is

      By Rubberelli

      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Tubeless

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      You cannot beat this price for a rear tire (also would make a great front if you ride them narrow). They look much wider than they are. I ride Southern California dusty, sandy over hard pack and they grip and roll well. No issues. Wish they would have mounted tubeless, but they didn't. Kenda has scary warning on their package telling you not to anyway, so know this before getting this incredibly affordable, grippy tire.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great tire, great traction

      By John

      from Nashville

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Great Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

          Great tire, replaced a WTB Velociraptor rear becouse it kept spinning out in the wet and would not shed mud. This tire solved those problems and proved tough. Now if your into speed on hardpack or riding on a bike path this tire will make it seem like your always going uphill, but if you need traction this provides it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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