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Maxxis Ardent EXO Tire

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


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Product Description

Get after it with Maxxis' Ardent holding the line. This versatile tire features large block-style side knobs with numerous edges for high-speed...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Viperoni

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2013

Strengths:    Rolling resistance, dry and hardpack cornering, braking

Weaknesses:    Washes out easily on gravel and rocky surfaces, but at least it's very predictable and linear so it's easy to control.

Bottom Line:   
Ardent 26x2.4 EXO, used as a front tire only, so far.

Overall good front tire, but not outstanding. Low rolling resistance, good braking, dry and hardpack cornering is great, decent in muddier conditions, but once the trail turns to gravel or you're on a dirt road, the tire wanders and slides easily - but luckily its very linear and easy to predict and control.
Overall, it's a good tire.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MSU Alum a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2013

Strengths:    (Ardent EXO 26x2.4) amazingly low rolling resistance, good grip. It appears they will wear well, but too early to tell. Sidewalls seem solid in the Exo version and they require very little Stans to run tubeless.

Weaknesses:    820 grams per tire. I'm a weight weenie normally, and these did not slow me down after adding a pound to my bike weight.

Bottom Line:   
I'm 60, 5'9", 165 pounds. Live in Park City Utah. Early season, so about 15 miles of riding in Salt Lake City - Bonneville Shoreline Trail and a trip to Moab where I rode these (Ardent EXO 26 x 2.4, front and back) tubeless, 23 psi front, 26 psi rear. I rode Slickrock, Amasa Back - Ahab Upper and Lower, LPS/Porcupine Klonzo and Baby Steps/Megasteps...about 70 miles down there. The rolling resistance feels very low, especially for the size/weight. There was almost no noise from the center knobs rolling, they are good sized volume, around 57-58 mm carcass width and 62 mm tread width, so they grip and absorb shock (I have them on a Pivot 5.7c). Anything will grip in Moab, of course, but they were also able to grip nicely off camber on slickrock with no sensation of the knobs folding under. They float through the sand better than any other tire I've used. No burping/loss of air the whole trip. I normally run a Nobby Nick Trailstar 2.4 up front and a racing ralph 2.25 pacestar on back, tubeless and expected the bike to feel sluggish, but I was making all the climbs as though I had 500 gram tires on the bike. Very nice!

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Favorite Trail:   Locally, Sweeny/John's. Moab - impossible to narrow it down.

Duration Product Used:   About 85 miles of trail riding

Price Paid:    $58.00

Purchased At:   Go-Ride Salt Lake Ci

Similar Products Used:   These are a bit of a different setup for me, but I've used Weirwolf LT 2.55, Tioga Psycho genius, X-Kings, Mountain kings, Nevegals, various Racing Ralph and Nobby Nick models. These are like a knobbier Weirwolf LT 2.55, I suppose and about the same size.

Bike Setup:   Stock Pivot 5.7 carbon XT/XTR shadow plus.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nawreally a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2012

Strengths:    grip, run tubeless like a champ.

Weaknesses:    none yet.

Bottom Line:   
bought these for, like, 45 per off amazon or ebay or something. run 2.25s on flows on a 5 inch bike, set up tubeless (piece of cake, hold air like crazy). it's been dry here constantly since. these things just won't let go- on leaves, in soft dirt, rocks. the 2.25s ride big on wide rims. i've made it threw more than a few spots i was sure i was gone. i'm not usually one to go writing testimonials, but these have earned it.

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Favorite Trail:   bcgb

Duration Product Used:   6 mo.

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   rampage, nevs, weirwolf.

Bike Setup:   khs xct 535, manitou minute 130, x9.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ami

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2012

Strengths:    This tire is a versatile tire, does it all. Excellent cornering, excellent rolling and excellent traction.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I have used it twice only bot love these tires (back & front 2.4 on my new Ibis mojo hd)

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Does the Maxxis Ardent 2.25 exo 29er really exist

If so, where? Love this tire on the rear but the non exo gets shredded way too quickly. [LEFT][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]Read More »

Maxxis Ardent EXO vs Minion DHF EXO for rear

Right now I have the Minion DHF EXO on the front and rear and was wondering if the Ardent EXO would be a better rear tire choice. Any thoughts?Read More »

Ardent EXO tubeless?

Will I had any problems running Ardent EXO 2.25 tubeless on Stans flows?Read More »

Maxxis Ardent 2.4 vs. Minion DHF 2.5 EXO [x-post wheels and tires]

How do these tires compare volume wise? I'm pretty set on using the 2.5 DHF EXO up front, and am looking for something that rolls faster for the rear, preferably with the EXO casing which apparently the 2.4 Ardent has. ThxRead More »

Maxxis Ardent 2.4 vs. Minion DHF 2.5 EXO

How do these tires compare volume wise? I'm pretty set on using the DHF up front, and am looking for something that rolls faster for the rear, preferably with the EXO casing which apparently the 2.4 Ardent has. ThxRead More »

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