Keeping its midsize crown.
The Maxxis 27.5-Inch Ardent Tire is arguably the company's most versatile tire overall, with a balanced tread pattern for both speed and technical traction. Boosting the width up to 2.4 inches provides even more stability and traction, making for the ultimate all-around trail tire.
However, Maxxis knows that traction is only part of the trail equation. So, to prevent energy loss, the center tread features ramped knobs. And while these are ideal for acceleration, they also assist with braking traction. At the side of the Ardent, large block-style side knobs result in numerous edges for confidence through high-speed cornering.
This Ardent uses a 60 TPI casing with EXO protection. This consists of added pinch flat and abrasion protection at the sidewall for an enhanced resistance to cuts. It also features LUST, or Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology, which is a rubber compound covering the casing. So, the tire becomes less permeable, meaning that it retains its air for long periods of time.
The Maxxis Ardent 27.5in Tire is available in the color Black and in a 2.4-inch width only.
- Dual-compound rubber
- Ramped center knobs and blocky side knobs
- EXO sidewall protection
- LUST Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology
- 60 TPI
- Tubeless-compatible aramid bead