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Kenda Excavator 26" Folding Tire

ITEM NUMBER: 320 KENEX8
PRICE POINT:
$24.98
MSRP:
$60.00
 
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Kenda Excavator 26" Folding Tire

Eric Carter built upon his vast product development experience to construct a tire that is adaptable to riders of all skill levels. Each knob has been carefully crafted by Eric to achieve a specific purpose. Cornering bite, straight line speed and predictability were among the important factors taken into account by Eric Carter when designing the Excavator. You don't have to be blasting a berm at 30 mph in France to appreciate what this tire can do. Cross country racers, freeriders and downhillers rejoice. Eric Carter has delivered you a tire that you all can use.

  • Fast rolling tire with cross paddle design
  • Folding bead and single ply construction for lighter weight
  • Dual Tread Compound (DTC)
  • Front or rear use

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Size

26 x 1.95, 2.1, 2.35

Threads Per Inch (TPI)

120

Compound

DTC, STICK-E

PSI

30 - 60

Bead

Folding

Weight

603g(1.95), 652g(2.1), 717g(2.35)

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Q: Hi, I am running tubes on my bike, will this tire work ok?

A: Yes. All tires—even those designed to be run tubeless—can be run with a tube, but the opposite is not necessarily true. These tires actually require a tube.


   
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2.35 review - Apr 16, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
GEOFFREY M.
SAN DIEGO, CA

I can't speak about the 2.1s. I have enjoyed the 2.35s very much. I've been using them on my bike for years, and switched over to tubeless. They have worked for me, YMMV. They seem to wear okay, and I do some road riding to get to the trails. I would give them a 3.5 on wear rate.

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Great tire for the price - Apr 07, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Garth W.
Reno, NV

Went back to a 2.1 from a 2.5/2.3 set up. Much faster tire. Hooks up great in all terrain. I run about 30-32 lbs and haven't had any pinch flats. Tread wear seems to be good. Haven't logged enough miles to prove otherwise. I would definitely buy these tires again.

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cheap tires, but not bad performance - Apr 03, 2014

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3 out of 5 stars
David A.
CLEVELAND, TN

I ran these tires (2.1x26) for a while and didn't see hardly any tread wear, but the bead got stretched from changing tubes and stuff. The tires would just spin around the wheels under braking, causing frustrating valve stem leaks on all my tubes. If you can't afford better, they are a good tire. I should also mention that the sidewalls are thin and mine were threadbare from rubbing on rocks on the trail.

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Great traction. - Apr 02, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Sergio G.
McAllen, TX

If you are looking for traction this is a great option.

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Good. - Apr 02, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
BARRY M.
MEDWAY, MA

Knobby and aggressive - good for certain terrain. Heavy, due to all the tread. Also, note that there is some side projection of the shoulder knobs, so they can be a challenging fit on some bikes (chainstay clearance).

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I want to update my review on these tires... - Feb 27, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Darrel R.
Mesa, AZ

When I wrote my previous review, I lived in Oklahoma and the trails then were pretty hard pack everywhere. I have since moved to Mesa, Arizona and I am so glad I kept these tires. They really work well out here in the Sonoran desert I wont use anything else. I totally agree with every Brian M from Tempe says. This tire works great here and gets the best traction

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Kenda Excavator - Dec 24, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Dustin C.
Knoxville, TN

I have the 2.1 tires on my hardtail and they grip very well on any terrain especially on rock even if they are slippery. I will definitely consider putting the 2.5 Stick-e ones on my DH bike.

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Made the switch from Nevegal - Nov 19, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
ROBERT C.
KNOXVILLE, TN

I bought this tire on sale to give it a shot after wearing out one of my Nevegals. I put half a season on it and bought 2 more to replace the Nevegals. These tires grip better than the Nevegals especially in loose terrain due to mud or just loose dirt/rock and I think this tire corners very well. I'm very pleased with the grip and have noticed a little higher rolling resistance, but it was nothing to get worked up over for the performance the tire offers.

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Good all around tire - Sep 26, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Reno T.
Fort Collins, CO

I threw these on my XC rig this season just for the heck of it, and I like them. I had been running semi-slick type tires on that bike previously and wanted to try something different. The Excavators may not be the fastest rolling (although I don't think they're that slow either) but they provide predictable grip on all the conditions I ride in (rocks, hardpack, loamy, loose...everything but mud) I like the way they corner and they have been working well in 26x2.1 running tubeless with sealant. I weigh around 190 suited up and run 28psi in the front and around 32 in the rear. After a season of xc racing, they are showing very little wear.

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Great hook up at a great price - Jul 15, 2013

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4 out of 5 stars
FRANKLIN A.
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

I've been riding the 2.35 up front and the 2.1 in back for a couple of weeks and have no complaints. Great design that hooks up well on the local trails and a great price point, to boot!

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Keep me rockin - Jul 14, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
MICHAEL C.
PARK CITY, UT

If you want to keep rockin the mountain trails into older years without falling get good tires like these. The only time I almost lost it was on some loose gravel but these tire kept me from going down. As I get more trust I am able to go faster and love that these tires are holding so well, also great for a little climb not slipping out.

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very thin walls - Jun 25, 2013

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3 out of 5 stars
Peter R.
Mississauga, ON

Not better than Nevegals. Side walls very thin when compared to my old tires. Has the grip on tough trails only if you drop the PSI but man does it fold. More than i would like it. But to each his own.

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kenda excavator - May 27, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
JOSE S.
SABANA HOYOS, PR

Better traction than other tires on all terrain

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Excellent all terrain tire 5/18//2013 - May 18, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Andy B.
Urbana, IL

The Kenda Excavator folding bead tire is the best all terrain tire I've ridden to date. they won't slip in mud straight or cornering excellent in loose gravel / rocks along with a good rolling speed with 58 front 62 rear tire pressured they are relativity quiet on pavement dispite the aggressive tread I couldn't even get these tires to slide on tree roots on the trails I ride. These tires are well worth the price.

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crap - May 17, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Dylan B.
The Dalles, OR

complete crap...they fold like a bad poker hand, i would not recommend them pinch flat first ride, and tires felt like they were going to roll out from under me on every corner. they are on sale for a reason...

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Kenda excavator tire 26 2.35 - May 08, 2013

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4 out of 5 stars
BRIAN M.
TEMPE, AZ

I ride in rocky dry desert conditions in Arizona. I used to ride on nevegals but would knock off the outer knobs.These tires will last a lot longer but have a harsher ride.The key to these tires is to run them at a very low pressure compared to the nevegals.Try running them at 15 to 18 psi They will not role over like the nevegals and have great traction in sandy conditions.

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Kenda Excavator Folding Tire - May 07, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
ERIC J.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I have ridden these tires for 2 years now and I love them. I used to use the Nevegal but I like these because they more durable. The tread is more conducive to the looser terrain and the outer knobs don't break away like the Nevegal's do for the type of XC riding I do.

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Great Tire - May 07, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
AARON K.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA

Great tire for rocky desert trails. My old set of rubber was too soft and was chewed up in the rocky desert single track. This tire shows no sign of wear and grips great. I have only used it in dry conditions.

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Can't get them to slip - May 06, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Patrick S.
Litchfield, NH

I got a 2.35 excavator on the back and a 2.35 nevegal on the front. This combo is amazing. I can't get them to slip in in dust and sand and They're amazing in mud. I would'nt ride them on much pavement though, don't want to lose the nobby godness of these things

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good tire - May 02, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
MICHELLE S.
Berea, OH

Grip is so good it is too good, rolling resistance is high, but It gives a good work out (I have gotten to where I can keep 20mph for 1 mile) It looks great and I have not slipped yet (except on mossy rocks)

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Stick E for sure - Apr 27, 2013

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3 out of 5 stars
Darrel R.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

This tire is great for mud or maybe downhill riding. Has a lot of rolling resistance, and I'm not the only one who has said this, read it in other reviews. So I just purchased a set of K-rads since they sound to be a lot smoother less grippy

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