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marcg868marcg868 Posts: 116
edited March 2016 in MTB buying advice
Currently running Maxxis Ardent f+r in 2.25 and as a back tyre it's excellent and not too bad on the front but gets quite scary on the front even in the dry sometimes.
Looking at something gripper for forest trails, fireworks and gravelly over hardpack single-track.

Options are a 2.4 Ardent heard it's supposed to be a bit gripper but not sure? A Highroller 2 or Minion.

Bikes a Giant Stance

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  • Antm81Antm81 Posts: 1,406
    Did the current ardents come with the bike?
  • marcg868marcg868 Posts: 116
    Yeah
  • Antm81Antm81 Posts: 1,406
    There's a chance they are harder compound than normal, although not sure if giant are guilty of it on the stance.

    Personally I'd look at the high roller or the bigger ardent, a softer compound would work well, the minion is likely to be pretty draggy for the use you describe.
  • marcg868marcg868 Posts: 116
    Try a Highroller maybe. Not sure which compound though 60A or the 3c.
  • I run High Roller 2 on the front with the ardent on the back
  • marcg868marcg868 Posts: 116
    Yeah the Ardent seems great as a back tyre. Just a bit scary on the front. Also I'm never sure when to replace them. I've had them on 13 months and I do 100 miles a month sometimes more if the weather is decent.

    When do people replace tyres?
  • kevinharleykevinharley Posts: 554
    marcg868 wrote:
    Yeah the Ardent seems great as a back tyre. Just a bit scary on the front. Also I'm never sure when to replace them. I've had them on 13 months and I do 100 miles a month sometimes more if the weather is decent.

    When do people replace tyres?

    When they wear out! :wink:

    Depends on the conditions you need to run them in, if its muddy but the knobs are worn down and don't give you much purchase, replace them. If its dry, you can run them in a more worn state (until of course the carcass becomes worn and you start puncturing more easily)
  • kevinharleykevinharley Posts: 554
    Might as well jump on this thread ...

    Just replaced my rear wheel (with a Stans Arch EX TR rim / XT Hub) but the (wire bead) Ardent I had on the old rim is proving very difficult to seat.

    Any recommendations for a TR compatible replacement? Want similar to the Ardent in that it rolls well and gives good enough grip and traction in most conditions. In 2.25 - 2.4 flavour. Sub £30. TR folding Ardent is a possibility, but want to consider other options. What would be the best Specialised option for example?

    Cheers
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