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Ardent Race

The Maxxis Ardent Race shares many features with the Ikon - small, ramped center tread - but offers improved cornering performance with more substantial side knobs. 

  • Dual compound or 3C MaxxSpeed options
  • 60 TPI or 120 TPI casing options
  • EXO sidewall protection
  • Select specs are Tubeless Ready (TR), confirm in table below

Category: XC Race, XC, Trail

Recommended use: Dry to mixed XC trail conditions

Recommended installation: Front or Rear

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Specs

Part #
Size
ETRTO
TPI
Bead
Weight (g)
Compound
Max PSI
Tech
Color
Application
26"
26X2.20
TB72374100
26X2.20
56-559
120
FOLDABLE
686
3C MAXX SPEED
60
3CS/EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
27.5"
27.5X2.20
TB85918100
27.5X2.20
56-584
120
FOLDABLE
714
3C MAXX SPEED
60
3CS/EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
27.5X2.35
TB85945100
27.5X2.35
60-584
120
FOLDABLE
730
3C MAXX SPEED
60
3CS/EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
27.5X2.60
TB91147100
27.5X2.60
66-584
60
FOLDABLE
878
DUAL
40
EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
29"
29X2.20
TB96742100
29X2.20
56-622
120
FOLDABLE
767
3C MAXX SPEED
60
3CS/EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
29X2.35
TB96726100
29X2.35
60-622
120
FOLDABLE
786
3C MAXX SPEED
60
3CS/EXO/TR
Black
MOUNTAIN
Available Technologies

Available Technologies

3C MaxxSpeed

Used primarily in cross country (XC) tires, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to reduce rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.

Diagram of Maxxis 3C MaxxSpeed compound construction.

EXO

EXO is a cut- and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.

EXO technology diagram

Tubeless Ready

Tubeless ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless ready tires are denoted by the letters “TR” on the sidewall.
Tubeless ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed as it will dry out over time.
Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: tubeless road, tubular, and tubeless ready. The use of liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty.
Tubeless Ready Maxxis Shorty bicycle tire.

Performance Ratings

Rolling Speed

Cornering Control

Braking Traction

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