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    Maxxis Ardent Race mounting up smaller than normal

    I've been using Ardent Race 2.35s for a couple of years. I just put one on and it seemed smaller...I calipered my daughter's AR 2.35 front tire on the same wheel and it's bigger by 1.5mm. Mine looks like a 2.2 to me even though labeled 2.35 on the graphics and moulded into the sidewall. My Ikon 2.2 on back looks bigger and calipers bigger too. Anyone else run into this? I guess I have little recourse other than to just run it.

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    Maxxis Ardent Race mounting up smaller than normal

    Tires balloon a bit over time. A brand new one will initially be smaller than a used one.


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    I have found this to be true too. When I first install Maxxis tires the width is a bit under the called out size, but after a few rides they are around the size they are supposed to be.

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    Ahhh the pain....
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    yep, inflate it to 35psi when not riding... it'll get to 2.35 in a while.
    I had one of the first ones made and it took what seemed like months to get there.

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