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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (15)
    • 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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    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
     
    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.

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      • 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.

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        • 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.

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        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!

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        • 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.

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        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.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            excavator 1.95 dtc

            By aggro clydesdale

            from laguna, ca.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Kenda Excavator DTC Tire Folding:

              I have 300 miles on a 1.95 excavator on the rear of a 2013 enduro. It looks like a 2.1. the climbing and braking traction is excellent. Side knobs are stiff and stable, predictable. Knobs are tall and stout which is rare for a 1.95. Companies usually scale down knobs on a 1.95, but not the excavator. Rubber feels like 70 durometer, so I only run 35psi. to soften the feel. knobs wear very well. I have patched the carcass once. a small branch put a hole that stans wasn't sealing. the price for running 120tpi tires, but they r so light, it's worth it. captain, Larsen, nevegal, purgatory, high roller, all have been used, and the excavator has so far been the best FOR THE REAR. my favorite front is hands down the hans dampf, but way too pricy for me to buy for the rear

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              • No

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