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  • Single Compound/Folding, 29x2.25 ($45.00)
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Item # MXX003F

Versatility in rubber.

The Maxxis Ardent Tire is a long-time favorite of just about anyone who rides bikes with a cross-country lean. It can be considered an aggressive XC race tire, and you’ll see it used as a front tire a lot in that arena. It’s also a fantastic rear tire in more trail-oriented usage, where it’s usually paired with something like a High Roller to provide a nice balance of speed and grip.

  • Ramped center knobs
  • Large, blocky side knobs
  • Folding bead, not UST-compatible

Tech Specs

29 x 2.25 in
Actual Weight:
Single Compound/Folding, 29x2.25: 680g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Great tires for the Arizona desert.

These tires grip well without a major penalty in rolling resistance. The tubless ones are hard to find so I ordered the 2.4 Dual Compound EXO and set them tubless without issues. They've been holding pretty well.

1 5

29x2.4 Ardent Dual Compound is NOT dual

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Ordered the 29x2.4 Dual compound/EXO. Received 29x2.4 single compound exo. Note: according to Maxxis' website, all 29x2.4 Dual compound Ardents are tubeless ready. Since what I received was single compound, it was NOT tubeless ready.

4 5

Great tire for hard surfaces.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great tire for harder surfaces with limited moisture. I run this tire the widest I can get away with on the front . I run the 2.25 on the rear of my Tall boy and it works great with about 37-40 PSI. Perfect tire for hard pan conditions. I have ran same tire for 3 years now. Love it.

Are these tires single compound or dual-compound? And which ones are tubeless ready (TLR)? Maxxis makes both TLR and non-TLR versions.

Responded on

Since Backcountry chat staff wasn't very helpful to get my required info above, I ended up ordering a set of EXO tires anyways, and what I received (29x2.25) were single compound, and (thankfully) tubeless ready tires (TB96734100).

5 5

Great all around tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put a set of the Ardent EXO / TR tires on my Pivot 429c and couldn't be happier. Overall traction is almost as good as the High Roller II's, but they roll much faster. Great tire for all day trail rides and XC racing on the more technical courses.