Reviews of Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.25" EXO Tubeless Ready Tire

Maxxis

20% offretail $62.00 your price $49.60

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StarStarStarStarStar Good mid weight tire

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Good volume, fast rolling, reasonable weight for a 29 x 2.25 tubeless ready tire with extra sidewall protection.

Cons

The Forekaster came out after I bought this tire. Larger volume, wider tire, and less weight

StarStarStarStarStar Go Ardent LUST

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Great tread pattern and grip. Durable in the desert so far.

Cons

Price (unless on sale).

Other Thoughts

This is my second Ardent tire for my front wheel, first LUST one. I was concerned with running the LUST without sealant and even inquired with Maxxis. So far so good with the tire rolling on desert trails. Have had small pieces of cactus stuck in the tire that I had to remove and there have been no signs of air leakage - without ruining sealant in them. I try to avoid cactus on the trail but cannot avoid them all of the time.
Before the LUST I was using a tubeless ready Spesh Ground Control. For my XC and trail riding I like the grip and control of the Ardent more.

StarStarStarStarStar This tire Rips!

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Grips in all kinds of conditions. Plenty of knobs that provide enough grip to rip but not so aggressive to affect rolling resistance. This tire is fast. Tough side wides and great compound. Tire weight not bad for a durable fast all arounder.


Running this tire in rear. It is much better than my previous go to Specialized Ground Control.

Price is good compared to other similar tires. Got good deal here.

Cons

None I have noticed so far. Seriously!

StarStarStarStarStar Love it

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Pretty fast rolling. Good all arounder.

Cons

None that I've noticed.

Other Thoughts

Running this on the back with a 2.4 ardent on the front. Love the combo for Florida trails. Loose over hard, hard, loose, and slightly wet. Ran several other tires and this is my favorite so far.

StarStarStarStarStar Great sense of control

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Extremely well when it comes to tight turns.
Fast on straight lines.
Overall weight is good.

Cons

A tad soft but not to be a show stopper

Other Thoughts

Looks great. The sides are very well designed allowing for great handling on tight spaces.

StarStarStarStarStar Great front tire for 29er!

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Rolls over everything! I run it tubeless with Stans and haven't had a single flat!

Cons

Can wash out on turns when the tread starts to wear.

StarStarStarStarStar Knobbies!!!

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: high

Love these Knobbs! perfect for my dirty rides!

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