I happen to like this tire as well.The Bontrager 29-4, better traction in loose cond's, little lighter and a little less volume at 2.35
Ride it and love it. If not, we'll take it back.
It's that simple.
If for any reason you're not satisfied with your Bontrager products, return the item - along with the original sales receipt - to the place of purchase within 30 days of purchase date for exchange or store credit.
Funny how specific a tire can be for someone. I hated the Ardent 2.4 up front - found it to be terribly unpredictable and sketchy, while the Conti MKII has been an outstanding tire for me, front and rear, on a 26 and 29.Experience suggests the Ardent may deserve another round.
I've run a conti MK 2.4 and some other pretty useless crap on the front of my FS bike. The Conti wasn't horrible, but it can't hold a candle to the Ardent. Weight wise, everything meatier than the Ardent (I run the EXO version) seems to get heavy pretty fast. I haven't found a situation yet where the Ardent isn't "good enough" for me.
For the record, I'm running a 2.3 Exiwolf on the front of my single speed. But since it isn't made anymore, there's a good chance that'll end up being an Ardent too before it's all said and done.