Maxxis Ardent Single Compound EXO Folding Tire 26x2.25
An aggressive tread in high-volume casing, designed with great traction in mind. The Ardent doesn't forget the racer with large block-style side knobs offering numerous edges for high-speed cornering. The center tread, while ideal for braking and accelerating traction, also features ramped knobs to minimize rolling resistance. With a wide variety of size offerings, the Ardent captures every mountain biker's needs.
...This is not the TR version of the tire. This version does not have nearly the volume of the EXO+TR version, resulting in a more round profile with higher pressure required to keep from pinch flatting. Wish I had gone up to 2.4 in this version -- the 2.25 TR+EXO barely fit within the chainstays but there is ample room with this one.
Is a great tire
Wonderful thread pattern, hooks up well and holds an edge better than most at this weight. Low rolling resistance helps make the Ardent feel nice and fast. Slap one on the front and hit the singletrack!
Had it on the front and it hooked up well. Liked to be leaned over and only seemed a little squirrelly when it was in that non-committed, transition area.