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    Awesome!!!!
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    omg! yes! What is that Sphinx is spy? Looks like an even faster XC tread. Wonder if its gonna be B'd as well?

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    Nice, but as happy as I've been with my RaRa's I won't rush to try them unless they are a lighter tire.
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    RaRa's sidewalls are paper thin. I don't trust them on a ride that i can't get back to the car in 2mi. They are just asking for an epic HAB.

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    My element came with 26" ikon 2.2s. I like the tread pattern a lot, but most impressive is the volume! Those things are huge, about the same size a mtn king 2.4.

    I just built up my new 650b rear wheel, put a 2.2 ardent on it, and damn if it doesn't look slightly smaller volume! and my 650b rims are way wider than the 26s that came on the bike. Not impressed with the ardent size at all, definitely smaller than my RaRas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_co2 View Post
    My element came with 26" ikon 2.2s. I like the tread pattern a lot, but most impressive is the volume! Those things are huge, about the same size a mtn king 2.4.

    I just built up my new 650b rear wheel, put a 2.2 ardent on it, and damn if it doesn't look slightly smaller volume! and my 650b rims are way wider than the 26s that came on the bike. Not impressed with the ardent size at all, definitely smaller than my RaRas.
    I love the Ardent 2.25 as my current rear tire and think it has more volume than most, but the great thing is the World revolves differing opinions. It's bigger than any other tire 2.25 or less tire in the current 650b selection. Besides the Hans Damf 2.35, it is the tallest 27.5 tire measured by more than one on this forum.
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    I have the ardent 650 up front and its bigger than the schwable nobby nic 2.35 performance version that's on a Scott at my lbs. I really like the tire. Plus it was 50.00

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    I have Ardents front & rear...nice tires, especially nice is the peace of mind from the EXO sidewalls. Plan to put a HR2 up front when available, assuming it clears the fork.
    RaRas are really nice, light, grip more than they should for how fast they are, but the durability is an issue...and they aren't cheap, so when you shred a sidewall, it is even more of a b!tch.

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    I must have gotten a bad one cause my ardent looks noticeably smaller than my rara.

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    Looks like ikon 650b coming...

    Can only hope more Maxxis treads find there way to the dirt then I can say good bye to Schwalbe 650b tyres forever....

    See the comment by "Acadian" on the article reflects some truth on Maxxis though....c'mon Maxxis!

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