- Maxxis Ardent/Minion
One thign to bear in mind would be that a 2.25" ardent will be a lot bigger than a 2.35" Minion or High roller. (a 2.5" Minion/HR is about the same)[Minion/HR/LarsenTT/Ignitor = old tread)(Advantage/Crossmark/Ardent = new tread which come up far bigger]. Depends if you're bothered about tipping the bike forward a touch with the difference or notPosted 8 years agoGavinBSubscriber
I know what you mean about the Nobby Nic not being absolutely ideal for the Lakes. I did back to back rides around the Borrowdale Bash: one with a Nobby Nic on the back and the other with a High Roller 60a on the back.
The difference was pretty clear – but then the Nobby is a race tyre, so handling is a little compromised to keep it fast rolling. On pure rocky trails it will skitter around.
Also tried the Ardent and its pretty nice – but REALLY wide and james says.Posted 8 years agoernyMember
Anyone running maxxis ardent tyres on there bike,i've got a five and i'm running Nobby Nics on mine,had a weekend in the lakes and they where a bit sketchy on sunday in the rain,was thinking ardent front and back or ardent on the back and may be minion xc or high roller on the the front?Posted 8 years agoKevinPPMember
Using 2.25 Ardents front and rear. They have been great around the South Downs and several trips to Wales over the summer. Def large volume. I am not a great leaner but never had any problems cornering hard. Been running them tubeless too with no problems.Posted 8 years ago
I would be thinking of taking them off soon though. The grip is good but the tread is not that high. Will keep them on as long as they feel good but I think the Mud X will go back on for the worst of the winter.ernyMember
Put an ardent on the back and a high roller on the front yesterday and went for a very very wet ride around rivi,as others have said the 2.25 ardent is massive compared to the HR so felt like the back was jacked up a bit,felt a bit slidey climbing on wet rocks so not 100% about them yetPosted 8 years ago
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