Maxxis Ardent UST 29er Tire

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.99

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Product Description

Designed with great traction in mind, the Maxxis Ardent UST is equally at home on an XC racer or all mountain trail bike. Large block-style side knobs hook up and hold tight on high-speed corners.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mp

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2012

Strengths:    Grip
Wear (I mean really? I put 20 hours of road time on these bad boys over a few days and they show virtually no wear.)
Can run 20 psi .... And I'm 200 lbs.
Things seem like they are the most ideal all around worry free training tire ever made.
Not a single issue other than being confused when running as low as 25 psi and they still felt to firm

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These tires are legit. I've run several tires, tire combos, pressures... Etc.

These truly are mount and forget tires for training. They are heavy but worry-free comes with a price.

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Bike Setup:   Highball c

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by car_nut

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2012

Strengths:    All the strengths of the standard Ardent in a UST bead.
- Rolls quite well for a trail oriented tire.
- Good wet traction (no tire is great).
- Great cornering traction and predictable handling.
- NO BRAINER TUBELESS! Put tire on prepped wheel and inflate with floor pump. Beautiful!
- No sidewall seep and very little pressure loss over the course of a week.

Weaknesses:    - Cost, but I think they're worth it.
- Weight weenies need not apply.

Bottom Line:   
I mounted these on WTB TCS rims for use with a Spearfish. I had been running Ikons, but I needed more wet weather traction. While certainly heavier, I was surprised to see how little I gave up in terms of rolling resistance. What I gained was LOTS more wet traction and cornering performance. The biggest plus however was that I finally felt confident to set off on 30 mile rides. These tires have a bomb proof casing and they aired up effortlessly with a hand pump. They're a perfect mix of burly traction and rolling efficiency for all day trail rides.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BruceBrown a Cross Country Rider from Iowa

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2012

Strengths:    A true UST XC tire that works well as an all-arounder for the big wheels. One should not confuse this LUST version with the non-UST Ardent 2.25. They are totally different animals. This critter has big, thick, tough sidewalls that allows for low psi, monster grip with no sidewall squirm. It does well in mud, dry, rocks, roots, loose, hardpack, pine needles, etc... . I have been very impressed since I started testing the Ardent 2.25 LUST in June of 2010.

Weaknesses:    Those looking for XC weight weenie tires should look elsewhere as this tire weighs just under 900 grams. But hey - it's a true UST tire!

Bottom Line:   
One cannot complain that there are no true UST tires for 29"ers available. This is one and if you want to play UST and run without sealant (you do have to dip the valve stems in Stan's goop to seal up the valve hole) - this is your ticket. Great traction, rolls fast, super tight bead and allows for very low air pressure to increase the monster grip without any squirm thanks to thick and heavy sidewalls.

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Favorite Trail:   Storm Mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Maxxis

Similar Products Used:   The Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 LUST is the only tire in UST I have used outside of the Ardent. I have the Ardent 2.4 big meat tires as well, Nobby Nics (for something in the all-arounder or all-grounder category such as the Ardent).

Bike Setup:   RIP 9 with the Ardent 2.25 LUST up front, Crossmark 2.1 LUST in the rear for XC and Endurance racing. Bikes are mounted tubeless on Flow rims.

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