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The Ardent Race tire from Maxxis is ideally suited for technical XC race courses and endurance-length 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 great biting traction in corners. Choose the Ardent Race for your next demanding XC race or epic trail ride.
Wirebead: As it can be the economy option, it is used for downhill riding. The wire beads are less elastic than the aramid-fiber (Kevlar) beads used in folding tires, which helps hold the tire to the rim in hard cornering at lower tire pressure.
Folding: The main advantage of a folding-bead tire is its weight. The aramid fiber beads weigh less than steel wire. Folding beads are also easier to store and travel with.
EXO Protection: An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.
3C Triple Compound: Maxxis 3C Triple Compound mountain technology uses a harder, longer lasting base layer and two progressively softer top layers in order to optimize traction and stability. Maxxis offers three different configurations of the 3C Triple Compound mountain technology: Maxx Speed, Maxx Terra and Maxx Grip.
TR (Tubeless Ready): Tubeless 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 since there is no tube. Maxxis Tubeless Ready (TR) tires provide the benefits of a UST tubeless tire without the weight penalty. The TR tires use a standard casing and require the use of a liquid sealant in order to make them airtight.
TPI: TPI stands for threads per Inch. It defines the number of threads contained in one inch of the tire casing. The lower the number of TPI, the larger the gauge cords in the casing. Thus, the more durable the tire becomes. The higher the TPI, the more lightweight the tire becomes and the more supple the ride of the tire.