Maxxis Ardent

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 I have these tyres 6 months ago..Well at first time it was kinda weird for me, especially at the curves, you have to bend your bike a lot to avoid slipping..After 2-3 rides you will get used to it.I got the duoble ply version and i didnt get any puncture yet (i ride with 2.2 Bar in both tyres)...I think this tyre worth its price and if u can afford BUY THE DOUBLE PLY VERSION!!!
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 amazing tyre, went from minions to ardents and will never turn back. My plan was to try a set of tyres, and once worn get a different set each time (e.g. minions, to ardents, to high rollers, etc.) but once I rode ardents I dont plan on getting anything else as these are just too good.
In the corners i found myself pushing harder and harder, keeping my feet up, getting lower and lower... the confidence they inspired and the amount of grip they have is just immense. Hardpack flat corners aren't the tyre's strong point, but aren't too bad still and can find the limits instead of just wasning away.
Just get them mate Wink
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 Just got these tires. Have to say that these are the best! I have never had shou much traction in my bike before... And after day in bike park they still look as new. Fast in a strate line and super grippy when you hit the berm's and when you hit the brake's, they stop you!

These are worth every penny. Simply the best!!!
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 Really just an awesome tire. Hooks up great on everything from damp thick dirt to loose over hardpack. Not a mud tire by any measure but works as well as a Minion or High Roller in the slop and outperforms either in the dry. Good traction on rocks, decent rolling resistance, great braking & accelerating traction with very good life. Definately not the cheapest or lightest tire available but worth the cost and the weight for sure.
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 Great tire that offers a very aggressive tread. This tire really comes alive when pushed hard in corners. I'm currently using these tires on both the front and rear of my all mountain bike in the 2.4 width and they do great on damp and loose conditions. The Ardents also climb well, although they obviously have more rolling resistance due to the aggressive tread pattern. Overall, Maxxis really did a great job with these tires and I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for an awesome tire thats rips the corners.
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 perfect tire on the dirt. amazing traction in the corners, ramped knobs keep you rolling forever with minimal effort and the braking power of these tires will blow your mind!
although they sound AWESOME rolling on pavement, the soft rubber tends to wander and with the wide spacing they wont last long rolling on the roads.
Will definitely buy again
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 Well, this tire (3c) is excelent extremely good in corners and in rock gardens is pretty grippy, and in extremely technical sections it wont fail you, PROS: EVERYTHING
CONS: nothing best tire so far
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 Excellent cornering grip and predictability with the agressive knobs in the 2.4 size. Solid rolling resistance and braking traction. You can brake A LOT with these before they lock up.
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 Really impressed with my 2.25 version, they roll really well too. They seem to grip well in all but the sloppiest of gloop. Tried the 2.4 but too big and heavy for the type of riding i do..
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 Just recently came across this tire and can not believe how well they perform! Will def keep getting these for any an all terrain!!!
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 Low rolling resistance, great knobs, and awesome in the wet and dry. It wears fast, but it corners great on hardpack or loose. Id recommend this tire to anyone.
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 Would definitely recommend these fast rolling, are really grippy and hold on in the corners. They are really good in all conditions even in the snow.
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 it is also one sweet trials tire....roman recommends it and hes a god at trials soo what good for the goose....
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 Light easy rolling tyre, easy to put on and off rims. Slightly worse at resisting punctures than some other tyres. 9/10
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 greatest tire ive ever used i highly recomend it
1 excelent traction
2 great speed
3excelent life span
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 I have the 2.25 60a folding bead version. good,light and quite grippy, but they aren't 2.25 - more like 2.1 or 2.15
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 "Get inside and do what your mother tells you!" "Shes not my mother Todd!"
Tire of the day men!
Brraaap!
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Maxxis Ardent (MSRP $53) — An aggressive tread in high-volume casings distinguishes the newest addition to Maxxis' downhill and mountain disciplines. Designed with great traction in mind, the Ardent doesn't forget the racer. Large block-style side knobs offer numerous edges for high-speed corners. Center tread, while designed 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. Designed for traction High volume casing 3C Triple Compound Technology in 26x2.40 (TB74176300) and 26x2.60 (TB74306200)

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Price $53
Weight 1170 - 1270 g
Tire Width 2.4 / 2.6
Diameter 26"
Riding Genre Downhill
Bead Type Wire
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer 40 / 42 / 60 / 70
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.

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