Maxxis Ardent Tire Review

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Maxxis Maxxis EXO Double Compound Tire, 27.5 x 2.4-Inch

January 20, 2019
Model/Year: maxxis ardent 2.4 exo

Pros: lotsa tire for trail bike but still fast enough.lasts 3 seasons.

Cons: the only con is pressure must be dialed and rider must really know how to ride.its not a tire you make mistakes with

Recommendation: for all mountain . (on my DH bike I use high rollers or minions)

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June 9, 2017
Pros: Best tire I have ridden so far. Best hookup paired with a fast roller in the rear

Cons: None

Recommendation: Ride it. You'll like it.

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June 1, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Good roll and traction/ jack of all trades

Cons: None

Recommendation: Yes

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April 3, 2017
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Wonderful Grip, Clean out well in muddy conditions, performs well on most off road surfaces, don't wear out very quickly

Cons: none

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March 30, 2017
Pros: Good grip. Hard to puncture

Cons: A little squirmy and gooey feeling at high speed corners

Recommendation: I'll buy again

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March 26, 2017
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Grippy through a wide range of trail conditions: from muddy monsoon to dusty dry season. Acceptable Grip/rolling resistance ratio. Good volume. Fair price.

Cons: Not a long range tire IMHO; rolling resistance is higher than Larsen or Crossmark. Can be squirmy if the pressure is not above 30lbs.

Recommendation: Excellent set-it-forget-it tire. Works well in lots of conditions.

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November 23, 2016
Model/Year: 2016 Ardent 29 x 2.25

Pros: Great all rounder, I use this on my back wheel with a High Roller II up front. Provides decent acceleration.

Recommendation: Good for most conditions, but not end all amazing in any respect. Still does what you need it to admirably

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March 15, 2016
Model/Year: 2016 Ardent 29 x 2.25

Pros: Review based on using Ardent as a front tire.
- great traction during sloppy PacNW winter months; performs well in all weather conditions
- easy to set-up tubeless
- solid casing and durable

Cons: - not the fastest roller in dry conditions
- not for the weight conscious

Recommendation: The Maxxis Ardent is a solid performing tire and would strongly recommend for those looking for a tire that can manage a variety of conditions and terrain.

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March 15, 2016
Model/Year: 2015 29x2.4 EXO

Pros: A great tire for New England conditions. On the cross country side of trail riding. Tough casing, sets up tubeless easy

Cons: Not light

Recommendation: I'd buy again

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December 14, 2015
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: This tire has been good as a front tire providing good cornering traction.

Cons: Used as a rear tire it does not accelerate or brake as nice as other tires do.

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Maxxis Ardent 4.63 out of 5 based on 35 ratings. 35 user reviews.