Maxxis is onto something with their larger-volumed Ardent tires. The Maxxis Ardent 29" mountain tire lets you run at lower pressure while ramped center tread keeps rolling resistance down and mud shed away, while aggressive side knobs allow you to dig into corners at higher speeds...so say hello to aggressive trail riding, the kind you dream about.
Blocked side treads give you unprecedented cornering ability
Ramped center treads are fast but dig and climb when you need them to
685 grams makes a nice, lean all mountain tire
60 tpi and hi volume give you low-pressure option for greater grip