Maxxis Ardent Tyre

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The Maxxis Ardent is a great all round trail and enduro tyre.

The aggressive tread combined with a high volume casing make the Ardent a great front and rear combo on a trail bike, or as a rear tyre on an enduro bike. If using on an enduro bike, match it up with either a Maxxis Minion DHF, DHR or Highroller 2.

The ramped centre knobs offer great rolling speed while their shape allows them to be very effective at braking and climbing.  The Ardent also offers oversized and stepped side knobs for multiple gripping edges when cornering.

Although not rear specific, the Maxxis Ardent is one of our favourite rear enduro tyres - loved because of its straight-line speed. On flatter courses, the Maxxis Ardent rolls like a champ, but once turned in, the tread opens up to give you confidence in the dustiest most blown out of corners.

Skinwall/Dark Tan Wall tyres: Maxxis has made a running change to replace all Skinwall tyres with the Dark Tan sidewalls. During the transition phase, there is a chance that stock from our suppliers may contain a mixture of both sidewall types so you may receive a shade that is different from what you expect. If this does happen please get in touch and we'll do our best to get you sorted with the option you'd prefer ASAP!

Features:
  • High volume casing with aggressive tread
  • Great all-rounder, a real "Jack of all trades"
  • Designed for loose, loose over hard, medium and wet terrain
  • Works great as a front or rear on a trail bike
  • An excellent rear enduro bike tyre for all but the most extreme courses.

Weights:

26 x 2.25 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 725g
26 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 745g
27.5 x 2.25 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 760g
27.5 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 775g
29 x 2.25 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 800g
29 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding - 805g
29 x 2.25 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding (Skinwall) - 850g

 

 

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Reviews

4.6

Be careful in your sidewall colour choice!

by

Recently borrowed a mates bike which hard Ardent's front & rear. Coming off the classic DHR/DHR combo I was a little nervous grip would be compromised. However... I re-fell in love with these tyres. Great rear traction, but they won't stop you dead like a DHR, they'll slide around a little and make your ride even more fun. So, I ordered a rear for my SB140 to match the DHR up front, to add a little more playfullness back. However... Tan walls aren't tan walls anymore, there are skin walls and dark tan walls. Skin walls are the lighter of the two. My front DHR was the darker tan wall, so they didn't match. As always the MTB direct crew made the return process easy. Time to re-order the "dark tan wall" to match the DHR now...

I got the need for speed !!

by

Want to go fast and stay stuck to the ground ?? Buy these tyres , they are great . Love Maxxis tyres , anything else is not as good

Black, round and nobbly

by

With more options for sidewall and compound than you can shake a stick at, there's got to be an ardent for everyone. MTB direct has an excellent description of all the options. Read carefully - there will be a test afterwards.
Mine is black, round and kind of knobbly - like it's been stung by a swarm of angry wasps. The tire I mean. Ahem. Pretty easy to install tubeless with a glug of Stans and a blast from the compressor. I'd definitely recommend one of the tougher sidewall options - one of our bikes came from the factory without the extra protection and it wasn't long before it had a large enough sidewall rip that Stans couldn't quite plug. The EXO replacement has (so far) not spewed latex all over the trail.

Loving this tyre

by

Was looking for a light weight fast rolling tyre that performed well in most conditions for XC, and this is it. Put this on the front at 29x2.4 with an Ardent Race on the rear at 29x2.35 and its a great combination. I weigh 80kgs and am running the front at 25 psi and rear at 23 psi. Im loving the Ardent, it performs really well in most conditions including wet and even some muddy conditions, but is out of its depth in deep mud which is as the discription says.
I tend to ride agressivly and hit corners at speed so traction is king and this tyre offers that.
The Ardent Race is great in dryer conditions and not bad in the wet but doesnt like the mud at all. Might look at a Forkaster for the rear.

On a side note, MTBD got my order delivered in 3 days. Ordered on a sat night and recieved it on Tues midday!! Three days man, three days!
Very impressive product and service.

Best mtg site bar none

by

Great tryes very fast great service as usual . The best mtg site by far

Great product great service as always

by

Great product great service as always

Ratings & Reviews

43 reviews

Be careful in your sidewall colour choice!

by

Recently borrowed a mates bike which hard Ardent's front & rear. Coming off the classic DHR/DHR combo I was a little nervous grip would be compromised. However... I re-fell in love with these tyres. Great rear traction, but they won't stop you dead like a DHR, they'll slide around a little and make your ride even more fun. So, I ordered a rear for my SB140 to match the DHR up front, to add a little more playfullness back. However... Tan walls aren't tan walls anymore, there are skin walls and dark tan walls. Skin walls are the lighter of the two. My front DHR was the darker tan wall, so they didn't match. As always the MTB direct crew made the return process easy. Time to re-order the "dark tan wall" to match the DHR now...

I got the need for speed !!

by

Want to go fast and stay stuck to the ground ?? Buy these tyres , they are great . Love Maxxis tyres , anything else is not as good

Black, round and nobbly

by

With more options for sidewall and compound than you can shake a stick at, there's got to be an ardent for everyone. MTB direct has an excellent description of all the options. Read carefully - there will be a test afterwards.
Mine is black, round and kind of knobbly - like it's been stung by a swarm of angry wasps. The tire I mean. Ahem. Pretty easy to install tubeless with a glug of Stans and a blast from the compressor. I'd definitely recommend one of the tougher sidewall options - one of our bikes came from the factory without the extra protection and it wasn't long before it had a large enough sidewall rip that Stans couldn't quite plug. The EXO replacement has (so far) not spewed latex all over the trail.

Loving this tyre

by

Was looking for a light weight fast rolling tyre that performed well in most conditions for XC, and this is it. Put this on the front at 29x2.4 with an Ardent Race on the rear at 29x2.35 and its a great combination. I weigh 80kgs and am running the front at 25 psi and rear at 23 psi. Im loving the Ardent, it performs really well in most conditions including wet and even some muddy conditions, but is out of its depth in deep mud which is as the discription says.
I tend to ride agressivly and hit corners at speed so traction is king and this tyre offers that.
The Ardent Race is great in dryer conditions and not bad in the wet but doesnt like the mud at all. Might look at a Forkaster for the rear.

On a side note, MTBD got my order delivered in 3 days. Ordered on a sat night and recieved it on Tues midday!! Three days man, three days!
Very impressive product and service.

Best mtg site bar none

by

Great tryes very fast great service as usual . The best mtg site by far

Great product great service as always

by

Great product great service as always

Specifications

ItemBarcode
Maxxis Ardent Tyre4944
Black - 26 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784026534
Black - 26 Inch - 2.25 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784020662
Black - 26 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784028149
Black - 26 Inch - 2.4 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784020679
Black - 27.5 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784027371
Black - 27.5 Inch - 2.25 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784039114
Black - 27.5 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784026596
Black - 27.5 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784026497
Black - 27.5 Inch - 2.4 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784039435
Black - 29 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784026589
Black - 29 Inch - 2.25 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784038872
Black - 29 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784027852
Black - 29 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Single Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784022840
Black - 29 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784023298
Black - 29 Inch - 2.4 Inch - Single Ply - Single Compound - Wirebead4717784039428
Dark Tan Wall - 27.5 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039527
Dark Tan Wall - 27.5 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO WT - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039558
Dark Tan Wall - 29 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039534
Dark Tan Wall - 29 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039565
Skinwall - 27.5 Inch - 2.25 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037745
Skinwall - 27.5 Inch - 2.4 Inch - EXO - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037776

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