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Does anyone know what the compounds are on the newer 2.25 ardent 26x2.25 TR EXO DC?
Yes, Alison helped design that tire. Although that was before my time.I have run that tire before, it worked quite well. I have moved away from it because it does not come in a EXO sidewall and the tire set up I was hoping to have is the holy grail, lite, fast, massive traction. and slightly tougher. I know I cant have them all, thats what makes me have such a hard time with tire choice. Maybe I will give them another go, rumor has is that A.D. helped design this tire, if that is the case then she tested it on the same trails I ride daily.
I think she meant a '2.25 Ardent'. Anyhow, for trail riding I think you'd be pleased with a 2.3 DHF front and 2.25 Ardent Exo rear. For XC racing, I'd recommend a 2.1 ADvantage front, and either a 2.1 ADvantage rear, or a 2.2 Ikon Exo rear if you feel you need the sidewall protection.Good to hear from you! The tires I like for the Colorado Springs and Front Range area are the Maxxis 2.3 Ardent, the 2.4 Advantage, and the 2.4 Minion. Because I don't race anymore I like the big tires The 2.1 Advantage and Ardent are good race tires for Colorado.
Hope this helps!
Just wondering what you decided to go with up front? I'm in the Front Range as well, and am trying to decide if I should stay with an Ignitor, or go with something else. Thanks.Thanks a bunch. I am always blow away with how it seems that everyone including myself run bit monster truck tires because the traction is so poor in the springs.
Thanks.I had a specialized butcher laying around so I threw that on ( minion clone) I will try that on the front for a bit and advantage rear. If that does not work out, I will get a 2.4 advantage for the front as bholwell suggested. For some strange reason the ADvantage does not seem to be a popular tire choice. I wonder why..... worked great last time I tried it.