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Item # MXX003R

Roll over anything.

At once big, grippy, and fast rolling, the Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29in Tire gives the large-wheeled crowd trail-smoothing volume and confidence-inspiring traction. With aggressive blocky side tread and ramped center knobs, the Ardent TR EXO corners like a boss and stops on a dime while maintaining a surprisingly low rolling resistance, making it perfect for virtually any surface — soft, hard, or loose ground.

As the name indicates, the Ardent TR is tubeless ready, so you can ditch the tubes and ride lower pressures to save yourself the hassle of dealing with punctured tubes and sketchy grip. The foldable bead snaps easily onto your rim, and the dual-compound rubber serves up a winning combination of grip, speed, and durability. Even better, the EXO casing makes this tire extra durable, so you can feel more confident about rallying through rugged terrain that might eat up other tires. At 2.25 inches wide, the Ardent TR is also the perfect width for just about anything, so you can slap it on front, back, or both and hit the trails in every condition.

Tech Specs

29 x 2.25 in
60 PSI
Claimed Weight:
800 g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Solid All Around XC-Trail Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great tread pattern that works in most conditions. Earlier in the season I was running a 2.4 front and an Ikon 2.25 rear, but now since its gotten so dry and washed out I've switched to a Minion DHR front and Ardent 2.25 rear. As other reviewers have commented, definitely not a light tire by any means but i believe the additional weight seems to be coming from the sidewalls as the stiffness in cornering is exceptional. It is a night and day difference when comparing to something lighter like a Schwalbe Nobby NIc. So yes, definitely heavier on the way up but its a tradeoff i'm willing to make to handle better on the way down.

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  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought these for my sister. This is what she had to say.

"Love them so far. Perfect cross country tires, good for hard pack smooth trails. 2.4 gives extra stability and makes the ride feel smooth. I am able to climb with more confidence and success than befoe over more challenging terrain. I was riding on Spcialized Ground Control 2.1 front and 2.3 rear previously."

Solid front tire for a XC setup

    I run this on the front of my Pivot 429. It offers a good balance of traction and lower rolling resistance. I run it in the 2.4 and tubeless. If your main goal is traction and you're ok with added resistance I'd recommend the High Roller.

    Good tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have a 2.4 up front and a 2.25 in the rear. Traction seems good so far and I haven't washed out the front tire cornering too hard. I guess they are heavy, but I haven't noticed that on my budget bike. Huge improvement over the stock tires.

    Avg. ride time: 3h 57m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    I expected more of this tire

      I wanted to beef up my tires to get more skills on descents. I was using Continental x-kings TR 2.2 front and rear, I switched the front tire to Arden TR EXO 29 X 2.25 ad Ardent Race TR EXO 29 X 2.25 on the rear. Yes I have improved on descent, but the weight of the tires is too much, Ardent 815 grms and Ardent Race 780 Vs. 660 grms for the X-king, so I have lost agility when climbing. I think I have lost more than I win with the change.

      Nowhere near 2.4

        Ordered these tires because I love the high volume of the 2.4 Ardents on my 29er. These are NOT the same casing- they're a 2.2. Bead to Bead width and tread width are the same as my Ardent 29er 2.2. I can't believe they're marketing this as a 2.4... very disappointed. Also very heavy since the only option is EXO/TR.... should be 100g lighter without the extra rubber on the sidewalls and beads. One tire measured 20g over advertised too. Going to go with a set of Contis instead I think.

        Avg. ride time: 5h 7m per week
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        First impression very good, but heavy

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        For the past 5 years I've split my time on just two brands; Continental and Vittoria. I'm more XC than all-mountain but do enjoy a "playful" ride. Before heading on a MTB trip I ripped off my Vittoria Peyote b/c they wear out way too quickly. Also, I wanted to try something that would have more flat resistance (not that those were bad, but just light). I went with the Ardent EXO TR.

        The 2.4 fits on my Yeti ASRc front and rear, I was happily surprised of that. I love volume. The grip is really, really good. Bette yet, of the three guys on the trip, the guy on Schwable got a flat (of course) and the Continental X-King guy did too. I, did not.

        These are definitely heavier than I'd like for my Yeti ASRc race style bike so I'll keep them through the winter then likely switch it up to the non TR/EXO version. I hope they hold up well, knowing it wont be as well.