I'll admit, I have been riding Kenda for a while now but these MAXXIS Ardents have turned my gaze back to Maxxis. The 2.4 is the perfect tire for those AM,FR,DH riders looking for solid tires without a ton of weight. My most memorable experience with these tires was hooking up into a turn that was off camber that I usually slip out on. Not with the Ardents. The rubber material is perfect for rock, loam, roots; they stick on about anything. The only weakness that I can find with these tires is rolling resistance...but if you are ripping at any reasonable pace you wont notice it.