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Item # MXX003S

The eighth deadly sin.

Big, tough, and smooth all at once, the Maxxis Ardent L.U.S.T./UST 29in Tires give the large-wheeled crowd trail-smoothing volume and confidence-inspiring traction. With aggressive blocky side tread and ramped center knobs, the Ardent TR corners like a boss and stops on a dime while maintaining a surprisingly low rolling resistance, making it perfect for soft, hard, and loose ground — virtually any terrain you can imagine.

These tires are acronym/initialism-heavy, so let us explain. The Ardent L.U.S.T./UST is tubeless ready — compatible with Mavic's Universal Standard Tubeless system — and features Lighweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology (L.U.S.T.), which doubles the standard of 60 TPI to 120 for extra durability and suppleness. The foldable bead snaps easily onto your rim, and the dual-compound rubber serves up a winning combination of speed in the center, grip on the shoulders, and durability all around. At 2.25 inches wide, the Ardent TR is also the perfect width for just about any application, so you can slap it on front, back, or both and hit the trails in every condition.

Tech Specs

dual compound
29 x 2.25 in
60 PSI
Claimed Weight:
895 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Maxxis delivers the traction

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Ardent makes for a good rear tire for the hard over loose conditions found in Utah. It also hooks up nice on slickrock. The L.U.S.T tubeless design makes set up a snap provided your wheel and tape are in good working order. Don't overlook a good tubless valve either. Otherwise, these tires are a solid choice for mountain riders in similar conditions.

Excellent tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these to go from tubeless conversion on my OEM WTB tires to full tubeless and compliment new wheel build for a trip to Tahoe. What a tremendous improvement! They climb, corner & break very well. This version has the 120 sidewall and I really put it to the test with zero issues. No air or sealant loss and seated easily on WTB Team Frequency rims. I'll go Maxxis from here on out!