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Kenda Kutter XC vs. Maxxs Razr (orignial)

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First let me say that I have done many a search and scrutinized this forum painstakingly for this, as I am sure it has been covered at least once before, but our handy search option isn't quite finding exactly what I looking for. So here goes.

I am ready to pull the trigger on some new rears for my machine. I currently have two sets of wheels that I use depending on what type of terrain I am playing in. I have one set of Hiper 10" wheels with 20x11x9" Razr2's and second set of OMF 22' wheels with 22x9x11" Kenda Kutters.

What I am looking for is some Real World experience from our
woods riding community regarding the title of this thread: Kenda Kutter XC vs. Maxxs Razr (orignial). We all know that the Razr2's at 11" wide make the rears of our bikes fatter than Kim Kardashians' a$$ after a box of doughnuts , which is far too much for a lot of the trails I ride here in Tennessee. I am close to 52" which is "effing" crazy, I know, but these are for the days when I take her to the MX track to ride with my two-wheeled buddies or go and play around at the flat track.

My internal debate lies in this: Do I stick with the tried and true Kenda Kutters at 9" of which I am currently on my second set or should I go for the Razr's at 10". Again, these will be used mainly for hardcore woods riding, hare scrambles, and some recreational XC. I need to be at or under that magic number of 50".

I look forward to hearing everyones input!

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My internal debate lies in this: Do I stick with the tried and true Kenda Kutters at 9" of which I am currently on my second set or should I go for the Razr's at 10". Again, these will be used mainly for hardcore woods riding, hare scrambles, and some recreational XC. I need to be at or under that magic number of 50".

From my own experience, I have Razr on DWT wheels and am under 50"... I ride on tight/technical trails and do a bit of XC in the SORRA series... My set up suits me just fine.
BTW - The OMF beadlock wheel is just a DWT wheel OMF has converted to beadlock.

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I have one set of Hiper 10" wheels with 20x11x9" Razr2's and second set of OMF 22' wheels with 22x9x11" Kenda Kutters.

I'm having a issue with decoding your size's, but I dont have any experience with the razr's any ways. Just curious as to how you get a 20x11x9" tire on a 10" hiper wheel. And the OMF 22 wheels, good gawd those would look sweet on my Suburban!

But to stay narrow your gonna have to run the 11" wheels.

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I love the Kenda Kutters , I have to import them from USA to the UK and well worth the money.

The thing I like about them during one winter hare scramble , I got a puncture about 30 minutes into a 2.5 hour race and decided to carry on until it started damaging the OMF/DWT 11" rims. It never did , the tyre being 6 ply rating lasted another 2 hours without any air in it. Took me an hour to figure out why the 700xx pulled to oneside during acceraration ! lol.
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My internal debate lies in this: Do I stick with the tried and true Kenda Kutters at 9" of which I am currently on my second set or should I go for the Razr's at 10". Again, these will be used mainly for hardcore woods riding, hare scrambles, and some recreational XC. I need to be at or under that magic number of 50".

From my own experience, I have Razr on DWT wheels and am under 50"... I ride on tight/technical trails and do a bit of XC in the SORRA series... My set up suits me just fine.
BTW - The OMF beadlock wheel is just a DWT wheel OMF has converted to beadlock.

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Thanks responding. My 11" rear wheels are actually OMF's. Picked 'em from bones over there.

I have been wanting to give the Razr a go for a while now. Again, just want too be sure I am not too wide.
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I have one set of Hiper 10" wheels with 20x11x9" Razr2's and second set of OMF 22' wheels with 22x9x11" Kenda Kutters.

I'm having a issue with decoding your size's, but I dont have any experience with the razr's any ways. Just curious as to how you get a 20x11x9" tire on a 10" hiper wheel. And the OMF 22 wheels, good gawd those would look sweet on my Suburban!

But to stay narrow your gonna have to run the 11" wheels.
I boiled them until they were really soft and pliable. I then stretched them around the wheel.

Just kidding. I had mistyped that. It is indeed a 20x11x10.

I totally get that I will have to run the 11" wheels. Just curious as to where I will sit if I switch from my current setup with the 9" wide Kutters to some 10" wide Razr's.
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I love the Kenda Kutters , I have to import them from USA to the UK and well worth the money.

The thing I like about them during one winter hare scramble , I got a puncture about 30 minutes into a 2.5 hour race and decided to carry on until it started damaging the OMF/DWT 11" rims. It never did , the tyre being 6 ply rating lasted another 2 hours without any air in it. Took me an hour to figure out why the 700xx pulled to oneside during acceraration ! lol.
It was only when I stopped to refuel that someone told me , I had a flat.
Nice! I really like the Kenda's as well. As I said previously, I am not unhappy with them at all. Just curious if the Razr's would be worth a shot for my next tire purchase.
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My xx is about 50" wide on GBC XC Master 22x11x10/OMF's with the spacer. Picked my set up from Bones too he 's the best guy to talk to about wheel/tire combos for the 700xx. IMO, the tall Maxxis tire handles better in terms of cornering but the GBC's have been extremely reliable plus there is more tire in case of a puncture..

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I have both tires, and I prefer the Maxxis. The Kenda is a good tire, seems to have a stiff sidewall, but they seem to be a very hard rubber compound. Good that the tires last, but bad in the fact they don't seem to have the hookup the Maxxis tires do. The Maxxis tires just seem to grip better than the Kenda's. If I was strictly trail riding, Kenda all the way, since they are cheaper and last a little longer, but for racing, I prefer the grip advantage of the Maxxis tires.

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The kutter front tires impressed the hell out of me in the muddy conditions. In the dry loose dirt and gravel, not so much! The quad handled very poorly, pushing in most turns and not even staying in the ruts during high speed corners. Air pressure was 5.5 lbs dropped to 4psi, it helped somewhat. I never had this issue with the Razr II's or the GBC XC masters. I will probably never run the Kutter up front again. I have no complaints out of the rears, other than fast wear. They wore out about as fast as the oem Dunlops.

I know I have no experience on the original Maxxis Razr tire, but thought my personal opinion on the front Kutter's needed shared.

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