The 27.5" tires highlights include good rolling, quick steering, durability, tough sidewalls, with a decent footprint and volume.
Maxxis Ardent in use on Pacenti DL31 rims on Ibis Mojo HD bike.
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The Maxxis Ardent are a good...
Current set up w/ about 500 miles on it:
2010 Medium Milk Dud WFO9
150 mm rear w/ Maxle cranked down
32h 3x Hadley hub laced to Salsa Semi rim at ~100 kgf drive side/~90 kgf non drive side laterally and radially true built by Larry at Mtn High Cyclery
Maxxis Ardent 2.4 at ~ 35 psi
by Rob Sutton from Mountain Biking by 198
The second ride on the Ardents changed my opinion on their performance due to a critical change in air pressure. I lowered the front another couple psi to the 26 lbs. range and the tire performed so well that I had to...