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Big and fat, the Maxxis Ardent EXO 29in Tire gives the large-wheeled crowd trail-smoothing-volume and confidence-inspiring-traction. This is due to a combination of Maxxis's rubber expertise and the Ardent's aggressive tread design.

However, Maxxis knows that traction is only part of the trail equation. So, to prevent energy loss, the center tread features ramped knobs. And while these are ideal for acceleration, they also assists with braking traction. At the side of the Ardent EXO, large block-style side knobs result in numerous edges for confidence through high-speed cornering.

This Ardent uses a 60 TPI casing with EXO protection. This consists of added pinch flat and abrasion protection at the sidewall for an enhanced resistance to cuts. It also features LUST, or Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology, which is a rubber compound covering the casing. So, the tire becomes less permeable, meaning that it retains its air for long periods of time.

The Maxxis Ardent EXO 29in Tire is available in the color Black and in a 2.4-inch width. Please note that this tire UST compatible, but it does not include either rim tape or tire sealant.

Tech Specs

[sidewall] EXO Protection, LUST
29 x 2.4 in
Claimed Weight:
885 g
Recommended Use:
all-mountain and trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:

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5 5

Best All Around Front Tire Available

I have used 20 different tires the past 2 years on various bikes from 26 to 27.5 to 29" wheels. The Ardent Exo 29 x 2.4 has a robust sidewall allowing for lower PSI. At 155lbs I can run this tire at 17-18psi with no fear of pinch flats or burping. Inflates with ease tubeless on Stan's rims. Feels capable of tracking in just about any condition from hard pack to loose to gravel to light mud which it sheds fairly well (though the nobs are closer than a blocky DH style tire). It should be noted the 2.4 has taller nobs than the 2.25 and weighs considerably more but for many riders will be worth it for a front tire. EXO is arguably the best sidewall on the market... well worth 50g, for most riders, to have a much more reliable tire.

Best All Around Front Tire Available
4 5

Maxxis Ardent 29

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Good all mountain 29" tire. Rolls fairly well while adding a lot of flotation.