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    Ardent Race 2.2@772g v. 2.35@786g (in packaging)?

    I'm assuming that the packaging weighs the same.... Given the mere 14g difference, is the any reason to go with the 2.2 over the 2.35 in the front?




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    I would say no reason to go with the 2.2. Wider tires are awesome and that weight different is non existent in my mind. You'll go faster with more confidence on the front.
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    You can knock off 50g/tire (2.35) with the non-EXO version. I have been running the non-EXO a couples of seasons now without a problem. The trails I typically ride have plenty of rocks and roots. Also rode a week last summer at Pisgah without any issues. If you haven't ridden there it can be brutal on tires. I find I don't need the extra protection the EXO offers, but for your trails or riding style it may be worthwhile.

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    Ardent Race 2.2@772g v. 2.35@786g (in packaging)?

    Thanks for your comments guys. I thought that the ww ship has sailed and left port... as I'm in my sophomoric effort in Sport, I no longer have any podium ambitions.... But after a local race this week, ww-dom has come crashing back in all the vainglory of Strava PRs while duking it out in the back third of the pack...uh....I mean back fourth of the pack.

    Here is the non-exo version of 2.35




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    Packaging.


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    Nice info there!! I just did my first midweek xc race (of the season) on Wednesday and did it with Ardent 2.4 front EXO TR (850g), Ardent 2.25 rear EXO TR (800g), and I wonder how much better I would be with Ardent Race tires.

    But part of me wants to see if I can do well with what I got, and not get so anal on tire weight. Switching to Ardent Races would cost me as much as a midweek season race pass!! The tire combo sure did downhill nice though.
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