Ardent

    Ardent

    • Versatility
    • Speed

    This do-it-all trail tyre is designed to offer the cyclist grip on most terrain types and in both wet and dry conditions.

    • Tubeless ready tyre (TR)
    • For off-road racing or hobby riding
    • High-volume cycle tyre for reliable off-road grip
    • Excels in wet conditions
    • A fast-rolling cycle tyre
    • Single or dual compound options
    • 60 TPI casing
    • Available with EXO sidewall protection

    Recommended use: Trails, downhill and all-round mountain bike riding

    Recommended installation: Front or Rear

    Specs

    Tyre Size
    Rim
    Bead
    Technology
    Weight
    Application
    26
    26X2.25
    26
    WIRE
    1.595
    MOUNTAIN
    26X2.25
    26
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.62
    MOUNTAIN
    26X2.40
    26
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.609
    MOUNTAIN
    26X2.40
    26
    WIRE
    EXO
    1.969
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5
    27.5X2.25
    27.5
    WIRE
    1.631
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.25
    27.5
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.488
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.40
    27.5
    WIRE
    0
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.40
    27.5
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.675
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.25
    27.5
    FOLDABLE
    SilkShield/eBike
    1.731
    MOUNTAIN
    29
    29X2.25
    29
    WIRE
    1.804
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.25
    29
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.764
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40
    29
    WIRE
    EXO
    1.962
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40
    29
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.775
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40
    29
    FOLDABLE
    EXO/TR
    1.874
    MOUNTAIN

    Performance Ratings

    Mud Grip

    Cornering Ability

    Rolling Resistance

    Lightweight

    Puncture Resistance

    Ardent Tyre Test Results

    Bike Radar
    “The dual compound tread is broad and flat for easy rolling but there’s still enough bite to brake and get power down reliably most of the year at the back and even on the front in summer.” – Guy Kesteven, BikeRadar.com, August 2015

    Tread Bikely
    “I’ve ridden the Maxis Ardent TR EXO tyres thousands of miles over the past three cycling seasons, both front and rear, on all types of surfaces and terrain, and in all conditions. And overall, I’ve really enjoyed my time on the tyres. I’ve found they provide dependable traction in a variety of scenarios, are extremely puncture resistant, easy to fit, and comfortable.” – Derek Lakin, TreadBikely.com, October 2018

    EverydayMTB
    “If you are looking for a tyre that will prioritise rolling resistance and weight while being able to handle most train conditions, I’d give the Ardent a try.” – Matt Stenson, EverydayMTB.com, April 2018

    Outdoor Gear Lab
    “The Maxxis Ardent EXO is an excellent choice for the rider looking for a fast-rolling, efficient and lightweight tyre for XC style riding.” – Jeremy Benson, OutdoorGearLab.com, September 2019

    Ardent Tyre User Reviews

    Sometimes the best reviews come from off-road cyclists and trail riders just like you.

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, February 2020:
    “Had this tyre just over a month and have never had any issues with it. I haven’t had any punctures since installing these, grippy enough for the average downhill trail but not more than that. Would definitely recommend.” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, April 2019:
    “Good tyres, last a long time, good tread and Maxxis solid.” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, March 2018:
    “Bought a pair for my Giant Trance X2 2010 for front and rear. Great rolling resistance and awesome side tyre grip. Will definitely get again!” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, May 2017:
    “I bought these because I was slipping around and crashing more and more with the tyres I had on and these have boosted my confidence 10 fold, I ride fast and don’t think about the bend or the rock garden, just enjoy the ride, they grip so well, even at low pressures they are hard-wearing and very good value. Get out and ride and enjoy.” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, April 2017:
    “Done 200 miles on a set of these so far, 80% of that on trails and the rest commuting. I am not fussed about tyre performance for commuting although these are good for it… On the trails though these are awesome tyres! Fast and grippy enough to keep control, my local trails have a rep for having a slippery surface, but I’ve not had one incident or even come close with these tyres and I don’t hang about. No punctures, no rim strikes and no pinch flats. I’m 75kgs and run these at 26/27 psi without any problems at all. My bike came with Kendal Slant 6s on from factory and the Ardents blow them out of the water. I’d recommend these to anyone.” 

    Technology

    Technology

    EXO

    An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.

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    SilkShield

    Maxxis SilkShield is an exclusive protective material which offers protection from bead to bead, whereas Silkworm is found only under the tread. Both increase puncture and tear resistance without adding much weight.

    Silkshield

    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless downhill set-ups are a great way to shave some weight and spend more time in the bike park or shuttling hot laps on your local runs. Sealant-compatible rubber is used with the familiar Maxxis dual-ply 60 TPI downhill construction and butyl insert for support and rim protection in order to offer the benefits of increased grip and reliability. A Tubeless Ready bead securely locks to the rim and the foldable bead provides additional weight savings.

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