Maxxis Ardent Dual Compound Tire (WT) (EXO/TR) (27.5 x 2.40) (Folding)

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The Maxxis Ardent has an aggressive tread in a high-volume casing and is designed with great traction in mind. The Ardent doesn't forget the racer with large block-style side knobs offering numerous edges for high-speed cornering. The center tread, while ideal for braking and accelerating traction, also features ramped knobs to minimize rolling resistance. With a wide variety of size offerings, the Ardent captures every mountain rider's needs.

The most important part of a tire is arguably the rubber compound used to within the tread and with Maxxis's Dual Compound you get two compounds that offer low rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.

Features:

  • WT: Wide Trail casing used for 2.4"-2.6" wide tires designed for fitment on a wider rim profile 
  • EXO: Extremely cut-resistant and abrasion resistant material layer added to sidewalls 
  • TR: Tubeless Ready for increased traction and lower rolling resistance
Weight:  
26 x 2.40 (EXO/TR): 780g
27.5 x 2.40 (EXO/TR): 810g
29 x 2.40 (EXO/TR): 870g
29 x 2.40 (TR): 755g

This product was added to our catalog on March 13, 2015

Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 15 2015 (about 4 years ago)
Maxxis Ardent Dual Compound Tire (WT) (EXO/TR) (27.5 x 2.40)
This is a great tire on hard pack. Its light and fast. When things get loose or loamy, it suffers a bit. I ran it as a rear tire, paired with a High Roller II 2.3/3C in the front, and as long as the surface was solid, the tire was really good. As spring rolled into summer, and things dried out and got fluffy, I couldn't really trust it in the turns at high speeds. It had a somewhat nervous feel and would slide out from under me unexpectedly. Also, on technical climbs out of the saddle, I had to pick my lines very carefully and avoid anything even remotely loose or I would break traction. Not the best choice if you are the type that wants one tire to go everywhere, but if you want a light, fast tire and ride hard pack exclusively, there are very few tires that can offer the same balance of weight/speed/lifespan.