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.