Maxxis is showing a little color with the skinwall Ardent and DTH tire options. Sure, it’s a pale color, and it’s only a cosmetic thing, but choices are nice. They’ll carry the same retail as the standard black wall models. Ardent gets it in 29×2.4 and 29×2.25, and the DTH in 26×2.15.
Drop in for the new Shorty DH tire…
The Maxxis Shorty is a new mid-spike DH knobby with their 2-ply casing and butyl inserts in the sidewall for extra protection. Those are standard features in their downhill casings, as we’ll as it’s 3C rubber compound.
It’s designed for mud and dry, blown out trails. It’ll come in 26×2.4 for starters with weights comparable to their other DH tires (~1,100 grams). Should be available by end of year. Pricing TBD.