I had the exact same problem. Got a cut in the rear during a race and I didn't even hit anything. It was a great tire while it lasted though. Went back to good 'ol crossmark.teamplayr said:They were great while they lasted but...they didnt last. I got 1 ride out of the front and 4 out of the rear. I was running them stans tubeless on stans race rim. I still have them on the bike but have to use tubes. The sidewalls just dont hold up for me. Rocks can easily cut them and then the stans will not seal. I had to dnf a race because of this. I have the sidewall tears duct taped to prevent the tube from getting damaged. That being said I am not the smoothest rider but I dont bounce off everything either. I will purchase this tire again, only in the heavier version which seems to have stronger sidewalls.
Do you guys know the differences between the sidewall of the Aspen compared to the Karmasmkimber said:I had the exact same problem. Got a cut in the rear during a race and I didn't even hit anything. It was a great tire while it lasted though. Went back to good 'ol crossmark.
Both tires are fairly similar in that they don't like sharp rocks.sebastian21 said:Do you guys know the differences between the sidewall of the Aspen compared to the Karmas
I know that both tires are completely different, but mayve one you guys have used a Kenda karma before....:thumbsup:
The aspens are smaller, clear mud better, corner better on the front, climbing traction and rolling resistance are about the same, as is braking traction. Aspens are better on roots, especially in turns. I'm actually running the aspen 2.1 rear and RKSS2.2 front at the moment and am finding it to work quite well.TigWorld said:How do they compare to the Race King 2.2 Supersonics?