With large blocks, an aggressive tread pattern, and a 2.25-inch width, the Maxxis Ardent EXO 27.5in Tire ranks high on the list of perfect trail tires. However, Maxxis knows that traction is only part of the trail equation. So, to prevent energy loss, the center tread features ramped knobs. And while these are ideal for acceleration, they also assists with braking traction. At the side of the Ardent EXO, large block-style side knobs result in numerous edges for confidence through high-speed cornering. This Ardent uses a 60 TPI casing with EXO protection. This consists of added pinch flat and abrasion protection at the sidewall for an enhanced resistance to cuts. It also features LUST, or Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology, which is a rubber compound covering the casing. So, the tire becomes less permeable, meaning that it retains its air for long periods of time. The Maxxis Ardent EXO 27.5in Tire is available in the color Black and with a 2.25-inch width. Please note that this tire is UST ready, but it does not include either rim tape or tire sealant.