Ardent Race

    Ardent Race

    • XC (Cross Country)
    • Trail

    The Maxxis Ardent Race shares many features with the Ikon – small, ramped center tread – but offers improved cornering performance with more substantial side knobs.

    • Dual compound or 3C MaxxSpeed options
    • 60 TPI or 120 TPI casing options
    • EXO sidewall protection
    • Select specs are Tubeless Ready (TR), confirm in table below

    Category: XC Race, XC, Trail

    Recommended use: Dry to mixed XC trail conditions

    Recommended installation: Front or Rear

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    Performance Ratings

    Rolling Speed

    Cornering Control

    Braking Traction

    Specs

    Part #
    Size
    ETRTO
    TPI
    Bead
    Weight (g)
    Compound
    Max PSI
    Tech
    Color
    Application
    26"
    26X2.20
    TB72374100
    26X2.20
    56-559
    120
    FOLDABLE
    730
    3C MAXX SPEED
    60
    3CS/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5"
    27.5X2.20
    TB85918100
    27.5X2.20
    56-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    758
    3C MAXX SPEED
    60
    3CS/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.35
    TB85945100
    27.5X2.35
    60-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    808
    3C MAXX SPEED
    60
    3CS/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.60
    TB91147100
    27.5X2.60
    66-584
    60
    FOLDABLE
    878
    DUAL
    40
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29"
    29X2.20
    TB96742100
    29X2.20
    56-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    817
    3C MAXX SPEED
    60
    3CS/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.35
    TB96726100
    29X2.35
    60-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    871
    3C MAXX SPEED
    60
    3CS/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    Available Technologies

    Available Technologies

    3C MaxxSpeed

    Used primarily in cross country (XC) tires, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to reduce rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.

    Diagram of Maxxis 3C MaxxSpeed compound construction.

    EXO

    EXO is a cut- and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.

    EXO technology diagram

    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless ready tires are denoted by the letters “TR” on the sidewall.
    Tubeless ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed as it will dry out over time.
    Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: tubeless road, tubular, and tubeless ready. The use of liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty.
    Tubeless Ready Maxxis Shorty bicycle tire.

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