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  • Ed Jack
    *****

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

    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

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    • spirit4earth
      *****

      I'm wondering what are good pressures for this tire, with tubes. They came on a used bike I bought, and I'm not sure about pressure.

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  • drewkilla
    *****

    Ride it. You'll like it.

    Pros
    Best tire I have ridden so far. Best hookup paired with a fast roller in the rear

    Cons
    None

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  • NathanYoung
    *****

    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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  • AchluophobicBat
    *****

    I'll buy again

    Pros
    Good grip. Hard to puncture

    Cons
    A little squirmy and gooey feeling at high speed corners

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  • MojoJowo
    *****

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

    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.

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  • Cyclosaur
    ****

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

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

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  • PacNWMTB
    ****

    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.

    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

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  • Michael Lemieux
    *****

    I'd buy again

    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

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  • ryno131
    ****

    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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  • Maldo02
    *****

    I have it on the front on both my 26 & 27.5.

    Pros
    Good all around.

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  • Chris Daniels
    ****

    Rode it up front for a while then moved it to rear to make room for high roller II in front. For most applications they're good. I just like more tready tires but I do recommend these

    Pros
    Decent all-arounder
    Does most things well

    Cons
    Jack of all, master of nothing. This isn't necessarily bad depending on what you do.

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  • Chris Daniels
    ****

    Rode it up front for a while then moved it to rear to make room for high roller II in front. For most applications they're good. I just like more tready tires but I do recommend these

    Pros
    Decent all-arounder
    Does most things well

    Cons
    Jack of all, master of nothing. This isn't necessarily bad depending on what you do.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter
    ****

    Stay tuned for my in-depth review for more information.

    Pros
    Great cornering knobs, fast rolling, low profile

    Cons
    Low traction while accelerating or braking

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  • jkey6
    *****

    I bought these on recommendation from a local bike shop here in Colorado where most of the trails on the front range are very dry, dusty, and loose. These do a decent job of keeping me on the trail when taking dusty corners.

    Pros
    Strong, good in dry/loose conditions, very wide

    Cons
    Maybe not the lightest tire you could go with

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  • GTXC4
    *****

    This tire is great! Received recommendations from others on the site. Running 2.4 up front with a 2.25 on the rear. (kinda want the 2.4 on the rear too). The 2.4 is much knobbier. I've tried to wash my front end out and could not. I've been running mine tubeless since Dec 2013, no issues. Shop around, I got mine from Art Cyclery, best deal for the exact tires I wanted.

    Pros
    Great bite! Good rolling resistance, tough, EXO protection is great. Can run tubeless if you like. Bought from ArtCyclery, both were under $50.

    Cons
    None, I would NOT buy from JensonUSA.

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  • herlsy
    *****

    Funny how this AM tire became an XC king. This thing rolls great as a front tire. It's high volume is enough for the big hits at low pressure. It grips great in all conditions. The only downside is it is quite heavy in it's 29er form.

    Pros
    Aggressive tread. Grip. Rolls well.

    Cons
    On the heavy side when used for XC.

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  • wrestle203
    ***

    to maximise traction lower tire pressure is needed. Recomend to run in the front only.

    Pros
    has good bite on the slight corners (Scree). good entry level tire. good wear (Life)

    Cons
    Not very supple. Does not grip well on slick rock.

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