Kenda Excavator 2.5in Dual Ply tyres review

Eric Carter-designed downhill rubber

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £30.99 RRP | USD $53.43
Kenda Excavator 2.5in Dual Ply Tyres

Our review

A sound all-round hammering tyre
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The open paddle tread pattern of this downhill-specific 2.5-inch tyre hooks up well in UK dirt and slop, and clears well in all but the claggiest of mud. The round profile offers a smooth transition when cornering on hard surfaces, but lacks a decent shoulder for really carving the bike on soft trails.

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Designed with help from Eric Carter, the Excavator comes in several guises to suit all kinds of riding. This version has Stick-E compound rubber.

It works best as a rear tyre, because of its predictable sliding and straight-line traction. The lack of shoulder rail can cause a few cornering issues if used for steering duties.

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It rolls surprisingly fast for such a big, soft tyre, and the impressive casing is thick enough to ward off most pinch flats. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name Excavator 2.5 Inch Dual Ply Stick-E Tyres
Brand Kenda

Rubber Compound Stick-E
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.35 In 2.5 In
Rear Tyre Size 26x2.5
Weight (g) 1395
Threads Per Inch 60
Front Tyre Size 26x2.5