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    Maxxis 27.5 X 2.6 Ardent Race at Taipei International Cycle Show

    Sorta plusser? Dunno which category it falls into but sounds fast AF.

    (sorry... originally uploaded the 29 X 2.6 Rekon I'm even more stoked about)
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    People with Plus Bikes have been running 2.6 tires for a while now.

    I think they got dibs on what to call this size of tire.

    Knowing Maxxis, these would probably as wide as their old 2.7 DH tires.

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    They're releasing a few different 2.6's now, including the Forekaster 2.6.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    2.6=not plus, it's a tweener tire. 2.8 begans the PLUS factor.
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    So... what this is meaning... is that it'll be everyone else's 2.4" tire. Got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    2.6=not plus, it's a tweener tire. 2.8 begans the PLUS factor.
    Even though they measure 2.6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Even though they measure 2.6.
    IF they do.

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    Hard to say really, Maxxis sizing can be a lucky dip or so it seems.

    My rear 2.2AR actually measures 2.2 mounted up on my 30i rims.

    Who knows if the 2.6 will be close to or at claimed size?
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    Bead to bead looks under 160mm, any bets? (seeing it in person, not the photo)
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    PS: the tyre in the photo has "Rekon" on the side....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob View Post
    PS: the tyre in the photo has "Rekon" on the side....
    and reads 29x2.6 as well.

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    Nice to see the selection growing, this would be nice paired with the 2.6" Rekon for a pretty fast, yet still able to handle some chunky terrain combo. I'm with you on the 29x2.6" Rekon Dicky, can't wait to pair with the 2.8" in the rear on the HT.

    As to Maxxis sizing, they measure true to size most times, just that measurement is taken at maxx PSI, not riding PSI, which is actually, technically correct. Also see there ERTO sizing, most come out to match that and that's the important numbers to match up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    2.6=not plus, it's a tweener tire. 2.8 begans the PLUS factor.
    Wide Trail is what we (Maxxis) is calling our 2.40-2.60 tires, slotting above standard MTB tires and below plus tires. These are designed around 30-35mm inner width rims and should be available in July.

    Disclaimer - I work for Maxxis and any opinions expressed are my own.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Wide Trail is what we (Maxxis) is calling our 2.40-2.60 tires, slotting above standard MTB tires and below plus tires. These are designed around 30-35mm inner width rims and should be available in July.

    Disclaimer - I work for Maxxis and any opinions expressed are my own.
    The Ardent tread seemed to be sold in a few different dumbed down versions across wheel sizes, even though they were labled Ardent, more than a bit disappointing. Do you know if these will be closer to 26" (559) 2.4" tread or will it be like the others?

    PS- the tire in the photo is the new Ardent : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    'Wide Trail' is what we (Maxxis) are calling the 2.40-2.60 tires, slotting above standard MTB tires and below plus tires. These are designed around 30-35mm inner width rims and should be available in July.

    Disclaimer - I work for Maxxis and any opinions expressed are my own.
    well that's fine and dandy, nice disclaimer as well.

    nice to see teamdicky edit the OP with the 2.6 Ardent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob View Post
    PS: the tyre in the photo has "Rekon" on the side....
    I will probably try the rekon too. I like tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by J: View Post
    The Ardent tread seemed to be sold in a few different dumbed down versions across wheel sizes, even though they were labled Ardent, more than a bit disappointing. Do you know if these will be closer to 26" (559) 2.4" tread or will it be like the others?
    This is the Ardent Race, basically a midpoint between the Ardent and Ikon. Knob frequency was increased and tread height was reduced which lends itself to a much faster rolling tire than the Ardent and grippier tire than the Ikon.

    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    nice to see teamdicky edit the OP with the 2.6 Ardent.
    He gets a little excited sometimes, especially when presented with multiple 2.6 options and the PMBAR coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    He gets a little excited sometimes, especially when presented with multiple 2.6 options and the PMBAR coming up.
    please have him put down the redbull and coffee..

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    So... these new 2.6's, can a 650b tire fit my 650b bike or they can only fit in Plus Bikes/29ers?

    How much taller are they compared to regular tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaero View Post
    So... these new 2.6's, can a 650b tire fit my 650b bike or they can only fit in Plus Bikes/29ers?

    How much taller are they compared to regular tires?
    some will, some won't fit regular 650b frames. This is where your homework comes in with taking some measurements for clearance of desired rim/tire combos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    some will, some won't fit regular 650b frames. This is where your homework comes in with taking some measurements for clearance of desired rim/tire combos.
    Just hoping the guy who works in Maxxis would give a quick answer regarding how much taller these tires are compared to the regular Maxxis tire.

    I wouldn't be running one anytime soon though.

    I run a 22.5 ID non boost wheels and not looking to upgrade right now.
    But i hope they fit a non-boost pike, i might want to run 2.6/wide trails up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    This is the Ardent Race, basically a midpoint between the Ardent and Ikon. Knob frequency was increased and tread height was reduced which lends itself to a much faster rolling tire than the Ardent and grippier tire than the Ikon.
    Think i'd describe it similar too (haven't had a ride on one yet), the Maxxis folk seem to post helpful facts in the threads i've seen, thanks for posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaero View Post
    Just hoping the guy who works in Maxxis would give a quick answer regarding how much taller these tires are compared to the regular Maxxis tire.

    I wouldn't be running one anytime soon though.

    I run a 22.5 ID non boost wheels and not looking to upgrade right now.
    But i hope they fit a non-boost pike, i might want to run 2.6/wide trails up front.
    I could be wrong, but I'll bet that tire is in Taipei, and he's in Georgia. Don't think his grubby fingers have touched it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaero View Post
    Just hoping the guy who works in Maxxis would give a quick answer regarding how much taller these tires are compared to the regular Maxxis tire.
    Our engineers are out of the country right now but I'll grab some real world measurements from them as soon as possible.

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    Anyone know when the Ardent race 2.6 will be available?

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