Bontrager Dry X TLR 29er Tire

3.33/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 29 x 1.75 (44/42) 580g
  • 29 x 2.1 (53/51) 715g

    Tread designed for use on dry, hard packed conditions.
    Tubeless Ready - optimized for use with Super Juice.
    Dual-Compound for low rolling resistance and great cornering ability.
    Aramid bead for low weight 53/51 size has Abrasion Resistant Casing (ARC) for added casing protection.

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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by h2otaco a Racer from tulsa

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2010

    Strengths:    Descent grip, good volume, mounts great for stans.

    Weaknesses:    Knob life.

    Bottom Line:   
    Knobs lasted 3 weeks in rocky terrain. That's $2.3 a day for this tire. Total garbage... Bontrager tires = never again.

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    Favorite Trail:   many

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Lees

    Similar Products Used:   Lots

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic 29er 2010

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Spa town a Cross Country Rider from Hot Springs, AR

    Date Reviewed: November 3, 2008

    Strengths:    Great Side wall strength. Mounts tubeless with ease (floor pump only)

    Weaknesses:    Soft tread compound. Treat cuts ease and one ride on Slick Rock in Utah nearly left tire balled

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great tubeless ready tire. Very tight fit on Stans Arch rims, but mounted with floor pump. I'm 200 lbs. I am able to run 22-24 lbs in front and 26-28 in rear. I will buy them again. Traction is good with low pressures.

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    Favorite Trail:   Womble

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   Parkside

    Similar Products Used:   Karma, Ignitor, Michillan AT, Captain S Work

    Bike Setup:   Gunnar Ruffain, SS

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by kashmore a Racer from NM

    Date Reviewed: October 3, 2008

    Strengths:    Great all-round TLR 29" Tire. Nice rounded profile gives it predictable cornering. Great hardpack speed. I am using the 2.1 version front and rear. Over 700 grams each, so a little heavy for a race tire, but the ride quality outweighs this. Much faster tire than the ACX model.

    Weaknesses:    Weight. There are lighter tires out there, but will they hold up and XC race as well in 29"?

    Bottom Line:   
    I switched to these after punturing the ACX stock rear tire up in a forest ski area race. The ACX casing is too thin to risk a race result. Asking LBS owner what tire to replace, and I tried these Dry X. Much Better! Definitely faster on hardpack, and still good in desert soft sandy terrain due to the 29er wheels, and balloon-type casing!

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    Favorite Trail:   CO Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   Cottonwood Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager ACX (stock tire on new 29er)

    Bike Setup:   GF Superfly 2008. Best HT!! I am 168 lbs, 6'2" and ride a XL. I use 35 lbs in the rear, and 30 in the front. I like about 5 extra lbs pressure while riding to allow the sealant to do its job if needed. Stans/Slime sealant mix.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Virginia Beach, Va. USA

    Date Reviewed: February 16, 2008

    Strengths:    Good dry traction. Great ride comfort. Good cornering. Tubeless

    Weaknesses:    Not much good in deep mud.

    Bottom Line:   
    A lot of technology went into this tire. It is well thought out and very fast in dry conditions. A great matchup with the new Mavic 29er rims.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   BikeBeat

    Similar Products Used:   IRC, Michelin, Geax

    Bike Setup:   Tires are mounted on new Mavic Cross Max 29er wheels.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Montgomery, AL

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Burly sidewalls with the abrasion resistant casing, tubeless ready capability, decent weight, rolls very well, round profile for smooth handling transitions.

    Weaknesses:    low knobs so it's not a loose terrain intended trail carver, because it's Bontrager, can't order online.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tire for it's intended purpose. Not sure why the first reviewer gave such a negative review with less than a month on a new bike.

    The Dry X is a low knob tire designed for hardpack/semi-loose over hard conditions. It's abrasion resistant casing is very tolerant of low pressures and set up easily with Stan's goo on Stan's Flow rims. The bite on the tires is great at 25-28 psi and as a rear tire, it does an admirable job. It lacks some cornering knobs so, unless you are running the hardpack trails of Fruita, it won't carve as well as an Ignitor or Rampage, but it shines on the rear. Supple casing allows the tread to flex and adhere to the dirt, and in tacky dirt, it down right sticks like velcro. It handles a wet trail OK but it's name is Dry X, not the Mud X ! I did 30+ miles on Oak Mountain with wet conditions and a Racing Ralph up front and never got dumped. Few spins and slips on out of the seat, wet root crossings but no drama.

    Round profile suits a good lean in type cornering style vs. the toss-it-in handling preferences of some AM riders.

    Great volume as well. This is going to be in my tire stable for a long time to come. Paired with my Racing Ralph for hardpack or Rampage for loose, it's a winner.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $46.00

    Purchased At:   Chain Reaction, Prattville, AL

    Similar Products Used:   Racing Ralphs, Pythons, Crossmark, Ignitor, Saguaro, WW 2.55LT, Rampage

    Bike Setup:   Turner Sultan, tubeless setup with Flows

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Ralph Deitrick a Racer from Phoenix

    Date Reviewed: January 31, 2008

    Strengths:    Better than running on the rims.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't hook up at all in any of our desert conditions. Spins easily. Wears quick. Slides in corners.

    Bottom Line:   
    Horrible tire for racing. Probably works well for weekend trips enjoying the scenery. I wouldn't trust this tire if I needed it to hook up. I'm glad I replaced them.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Stock with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Python 29er UST

    Bike Setup:   Fisher Ferrous 29, Avid Juicy 5, Bontrager Race Lite TLR 29.

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