The Maxxis Ardent features an aggressive tread with a high-volume casing. It is designed with great traction in mind but also with reduced rolling resistance for the racer. Large block-style side knobs offer numerous edges for high-speed corners. Center tread, while designed for braking and accelerating traction, also features ramped knobs to minimize rolling resistance.
Between the large casing open tread pattern and side knobs, the Ardent makes for a great all mountain tire for many types of trail conditions - wet or dry, loose or hardpack.