Prioritising fast rolling speeds without sacrificing too much traction, the Ardent is Maxxis’ “do it all Trail tyre”. Lower profile centre knobs endow the Ardent with low rolling resistance while raised side knobs give the tyre good bite when cornering. A good option for a year round rear tyre for Glentress trail centre riding and even an option on the front during the drier summer months.
EXO is the lightweight Trail sidewall from Maxxis and uses a cut and tear resistant fabric insert along the bead to reinforce the tyre to give good puncture protection without adding too much weight. This makes EXO an excellent choice for Trail riding or lighter Enduro riders.
Dual Compound Maxxis tyres use a harder rubber than is found on their 3C offerings (MaxxTerra and MaxxGrip). This translates as a longer usable lifespan for the tyre as well as faster rolling speed. However, a harder rubber compound also means less available traction meaning Dual Compound tyres are most commonly seen on the rear wheel.
We're a small shop with a big history. All of our Guides, Coaches and Shop Staff are here to help you get exactly what you want and what you need. And if you're not sure about which new bike you want, pick up the phone, drop us a message or come and ride with us. Most of our bikes are available to hire and demo on the famous Tweed Valley trails.
The best gear, in one of the best riding locations on earth
All of our stock is hand picked by our Guides, Coaches and Shop staff to provide you the best performance, the best value and the best experience out on the trail with the lowest environmental impact available.
Based on Innerleithen High Street in the Tweed Valley our shop lies in the shadows of the infamous Golfie. AnEnduro World Seriesvenue and legendary in the UK mountain bike scene as one of the most prolific and exciting mountains to ride in the UK. The Tweed Valley and the 100+ km of trails that stretch out from our front door have proven to become a meca for gravel, MTB and road cycling and our staff are out, rain or shine experiencing it all. We're set up to provide you the best advice and select the products to stock that are the best value, best to ride, most eco friendly and will last you the longest out on the trail. Because that's exactly what we look for in our own gear too.
Our business began as Dirt School in 2006, a mountain bike coaching company set up to deliver the best learning and support a mountain biker could ever want. From World championship wins to the award winning BASE college course, we've experienced and forged it all. Our evolution led to the formation of Tweed Valley Guides and now Tweed Valley Bikes too, allowing us to help you buy the right equipment, and be able to ride with you on the best trails and help you learn how to get the most out of it. Our shop has genuinely grown from the trail.