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Old 06-26-11, 01:07 PM   #1
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Defective Kenda Nevegal UST?

I've just spent 2 hours jacking with a brand new Kenda UST Nevegal tire on two different front wheels - an XT and a Race Lite. Have run Nevegals on front for years with the Small Block Eight on the year.

Am i missing something here? When i spin the wheel i get a serious hop to the left on both wheels. Both wheels are 99.99% completely true. I even took an old Felt Stock UST tire and put it on both wheels just to make sure and it spins straight as a pin.

I can pump the pressure up to 50psi max and take away a lot of the hop but as i get down to the 30PSI level it gets worse and worse.

Two questions.

1. Anyone else ever have this issue with a tire right out of the box?
2. I'm losing faith in the nevegal as a front tire. Any thoughts on replacement (Crossmax, etc.?)..

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-26-11, 01:13 PM   #2
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Is the bead seated correctly in the rim? I've never had that issue, with the exception of some minor irregularities in a a tire's tread.
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Old 06-26-11, 01:16 PM   #3
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I have a Moto Raptor that has a pretty good dip to it right in the middle of the tire. You can see it very clearly from the side of the tire when you spin it. Unfortunately I don't have a receipt, so I'm stuck. I think sometimes tires just get produced wrong. If you're sure the bead is seated properly and tubes are in properly, and it still has the problem, I'd return it. I don't feel comfortable flying down a hill on a lumpy tire.
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Old 06-26-11, 03:21 PM   #4
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I've definitely run across a couple of meats that were wonky in the molding of the tire. I don't remember now what they were and I threw them away.

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