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29 x 2.2 - MAXXSPEED
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29 x 2.2 - MAXXSPEED
Maxxis Ardent Race 29" 3C/EXO/TR MTB Tire
Maxxis Ardent Race 29" 3C/EXO/TR MTB Tire

Maxxis Ardent Race 29" 3C/EXO/TR MTB Tire

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Maxxis' Ardent Race 29" 3C/EXO/TR MTB Tire is ideally suited for technical XC race courses and endurance events. With its medium-height tread, the Ardent Race bridges the gap between the XC-oriented Ikon and the trail-oriented Ardent. The center knobs are ramped to reduce rolling resistance, and the side knobs are angled and stepped to provide biting traction in corners.

Features & Specs:

  • High-volume casing.
  • 3C Maxx Speed.
  • Tubeless Ready.
  • Wide trail (WT) casing is optimized for 30-35mm inner width rims
  • Medium knob height
  • Ramped center knobs.
  • Foldable bead.
  • 120 TPI.
  • Weight: 720g / 745g.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

Threads Per Inch: 120 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

TPI: 120 tpi

29 x 2.2 - MAXXSPEED

Weight: 720 grams

Tire Width: 56mm (2.2in) 

Mfg PartNum: TB96742100 

29 x 2.35 - MAXXSPEED

Weight: 745 grams

Mfg PartNum: TB96726100 

Tire Width: 60mm (2.4in) 

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Reviewed 5/12/2020
by Adam
San Diego, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire - Fast, Sturdy, Great Traction

I use this tire on my Yeti SB100 which I race and take on rough back country explorer rides. I wanted a tire that was fast enough to race but tough enough to not leave me stranded on remote rides over sharp rocks and tough terrain. I ride fast and hard and these tires have proven to be a very good tire. Yes, there are lighter tires but they are more prone to sidewall gashes. Yes there are heavier tires with even more protection from gashes. I consider these to be a very perfect sweet spot. Traction and cornering is excellent. I have it on the rear and just waiting for my old front tire to wear out a bit more to put one up front as well.

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Reviewed 9/10/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
My new tire love!

The Ardent Race has been a fast rolling robust tire able to handle the rocky, loose over hard that we have here in Southern California. It is now my gold standard.

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Reviewed 1/31/2020
by hofmtb
Competitive Racer
North Carolina
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire and flat protection. Made the switch after using Schwalbe for years.

Great bite for cornering, provide proper grip in the mud and continue to be reliable for all conditions. Love the tire.

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Reviewed 1/16/2020
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Southern Orange County CA
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Outstanding

Switched over from a different brand, these tires hold the trail amazingly well and have reduced slippage in steep rockydusty climbs. Bike is a S-works WC Epic

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Reviewed 9/5/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver, CO
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome tire.

The Ardent Race offers excellent traction, performance, and low rolling resistance.

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Reviewed 8/22/2019
by Stompnstu
Competitive Racer
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Tire had leaks at injection mold sites and at hot stamping for logos.

Tire had signs of leaking at the injection mold ports and in the raised stamping areas of the tire.

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Reviewed 2/1/2019
by XC Racer
Competitive Racer
Huntsville, AL
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Front tire on XC set-up

Using this a a rear tire on my XC bike. Was able to seat tire bead with just a track pump, albeit pumping pretty fast. Have about 170 miles on the tire on hard pack, rock, leaves, and mud. Tire rolls great and has great traction. Seems pretty rugged given some of the rocky terrain it has been over with no issues.

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Reviewed 10/9/2020
by Rocky Raccoon
Competitive Racer
Black Hills
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Tough, light weight casing, great grip and wears like iron!

My Pivot came with this tire in 2.20 width so after a couple years upgraded to the same tire in 2.35. A real game changer! The extra volume, grip gives you a lot more confidence in the loose stuff.

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