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Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding

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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
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (7)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (7)
    • Am (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Confidence inspiring with great grip

    Used on the front of my xc hard tail. Rolls much faster and leans better than the nevegal I had up there. It has great grip levels and has been great on all the ...Read complete review

    Used on the front of my xc hard tail. Rolls much faster and leans better than the nevegal I had up there. It has great grip levels and has been great on all the dry conditions ive tried it on, hardpack, loose over hardpack, rocks. Havent tried it in the wet/mud or roots. Allows you to go much faster and deeper into corners with out wondering if the tire will slide out. Pumped up it works as great as a knobbie can work on the streets. Great tire if you dont want to sacrifice grip for speed. Folding tire installed super easy

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    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 put...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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    3.0

    For me, poor traction

    By Peter

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

      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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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great All Rounder that excels off road!

      By K-man

      from Vancouver BC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

        I cycle a wide variety of terrain - from city streets where I often jump curbs to trails of varying surfaces/conditions- dirt, sand, gravel, rocks - dry/wet - uphill/downhill. These tires handle it all really well - they feel stable and maintain their grip and are still almost as fast as smoother road tires when on road. Awesome!

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Good tire for the price.

        By Crash

        from Easley, SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Price
        • Traction

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Slow Rolling

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

        Tires have good traction in all conditions. A little slippery on the front in SC hard pack. On wet days, drop the pressure to about 45 and they do good on rocks and roots. They are a bit slow rolling. Tires seem a bit bigger than 1.95.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Best tires for your $

        By Broseph

        from Georgia/SC/Cali

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Great Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Sheds Mud Fast
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Downhill
          • Mountain Biking
          • Single track

          Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

          Instead of buying my beloved Maxxis crossmark.. I purchased this tire for the cheap price... So I went from great to poor tires(Which I assumed)....

          After riding and installing... I'd have to say best tires period for single track! Mud sheds fast! It bites in turns! Great traction at fast speeds! Works great in muddy conditions! They are almost as high rolling as my cross marks but I get way more tration when it comes into burms... Great tires % star all the way!

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          5.0

          Awesome Wet Conditions Tire

          By Jeff

          from Oregon

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight
          • Shed Mud

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

            I wanted something for the wet and muddy conditions of the Oregon Coast Range. These shed mud fantastically; so well that by time I got home on my first ride with them there was barely any mud on the tire, but the other tire's tread was packed with mud. They hold on leaves and roots as well.

            I'm going to air these up and see how heavy they feel on pavement. Whenever I'm on pavement at trail pressures, these are slow and heavy as others have said.

            Weight weenie nitpick: they were nearly 20% over spec on the weight even though the packaging said +/-5%.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            better than Nevegal

            By Big Jim

            from Foothills or the ADK's

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Grip
            • Excellent Tread Patteron
            • Lightweight
            • Low Rolling Resistance

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

            Replaced a Nevegal DTC 2.1 with the Excavator. This review is for the 2.1 size. The first thing I noticed is that the tire was quiet and rolling resistance was much less. It hooks up just as good as a Nevegal, maybe better. I run a Blue Groove 2.35 (F) and now the Excavator 2.1 (R) both DTC. I might even get a 2.35 for the front when the Blue Groove wears out. Good in wet, rocks, snow, mud. All around great tire!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            finally switched from Fire XCPros

            By Shawn...

            from CO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

              Great all around tire...took it through some CO snow pack on the first ride and it held up very well

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Confidence inspiring with great grip

              By Diel

              from Walnut, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Build
              • Confidence Inspiring
              • Grip
              • Leans Way Over
              • Rolls Fast
              • Tracks nicely

              Cons

              • Havent Encountered Any

              Best Uses

              • Am
              • Hardpack
              • Loose over hardpack
              • Rocky
              • XC

              Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

              Used on the front of my xc hard tail. Rolls much faster and leans better than the nevegal I had up there. It has great grip levels and has been great on all the dry conditions ive tried it on, hardpack, loose over hardpack, rocks. Havent tried it in the wet/mud or roots. Allows you to go much faster and deeper into corners with out wondering if the tire will slide out. Pumped up it works as great as a knobbie can work on the streets. Great tire if you dont want to sacrifice grip for speed. Folding tire installed super easy

               
              4.0

              Solid Tire

              By James

              from Central Florida

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Amazing In Loose Sand
              • Great cornering
              • On the light side

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

                I have been riding on this tire for a few months now and its done very well so far. I ride in Florida so on a hot day its sandy and loose and the next day its muddy, both conditions haven't stopped this tire from tearing through a trail.

                 
                5.0

                Nice Tires

                By Triplechunk

                from USA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Build
                • feel
                • Grip
                • Rolling Resistance
                • Weight

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Am
                • Fr
                • Trail
                • XC

                Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

                Im really liking these tires. I had the Nevegals, but I think the Excavators roll a little bit faster, yet still grip really nice. Zero regrets so far. Unless I exp something bad later on, I'll be buying these again.

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