Bontrager XDX TLR 29er UST 29er Tire

2.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $52.00


Product Description

  • Versatile tread design
  • Tubeless Ready - optimized for use with Super Juice
  • Dual Compound for low rolling resistance
  • Aramid bead for low weight
  • 53/51 size has Abrasion Resistant Casing (ARC)


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by spkell a Cross Country Rider from Macon, Ga

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2011

Strengths:    roll fast, midweight, rear tire

Weaknesses:    cut loose during moderate braking (F/R) and in turns (F/R)

Bottom Line:   
I've found it to be a pretty good rear tire at low pressures. Up front, I hate it. In dust-over-crust, scree, and hardpack, it oversteers or washes. If you touch the brakes at all in turns, it's hard to keep on the trail. I don't mind a little drift, but this is too much. I raced other low-knob racy tires for two seasons, and this tire is just substandard as a front tire.
as a rear, i'd give it 4 chilis, as a front, 2.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinhoti, Dug to Snake Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   for low-knob tires, Maxxis Monorail 26

Bike Setup:   GF Rig 2010 stock. It's worth noting the 27mm rims and Bontrager tubeless setup.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tonuck a Cross Country Rider from Toronto On

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2010

Strengths:    Good grip, low rolling resistance, easy to use tubeless

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet, but I'll see if they last.

Bottom Line:   
I was pleasantly surprised after a few rides on my new bike to realize that I wasn't going to have to bother replacing the stock tires. As all around tires, the XDXes just worked without having to change my riding and inspired confidence on the trail. They also don't have that much rolling resistance, which is good. I've only washed out once on these (going too fast over a real tight gravel turn) but that was completely my fault and would have probably happened on any tire.

They aren't the best in mud or sand, but they're far from the worst and are billed as all rounders begin with.

I more recently went tubeless with these and ran a lower psi. What a difference! On a hardpack trail with rocks, roots and a little loose stuff on top, these just gripped and never let go! I don't know why these tires have such a bad rep on here, but I'm super satisfied with these tires and will keep using them until they wear out, and then probably get new ones. Schweet!

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Favorite Trail:   Hydrocut

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Stock w/ bike

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Mud X 29, Panaracer FireXCs 26, Vredestein Black panthers 26, Bontrager Jones XR 26

Bike Setup:   Fisher Hi Fi

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by supercal20077 a Cross Country Rider from Rochester Hills, Mi

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2010

Strengths:    Good rolling resistance, good grip in loose trail, holding up well

Weaknesses:    weight. price

Bottom Line:   
These tires came stock and I am 100% satisfied with them! I have not had any cornering issues and have not washed out or had any problems climbing in loose trail. I just adjust the air pressure as needed, 24-28 psi!

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Favorite Trail:   Stony Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Cont twistersupersonic, mountain king,speed king, kenda nevegal, few diff Bontragers.

Bike Setup:   2009 Hi-Fi-Pro 29'er, truvativ world cup carbon flat bar, sram 990 cassette, bontrager true carbon seat post, WTB pure V race, ergon GX1 grips, bontrager RXL cage, XT pedals, tubeless(bontager superjuice)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Strengths:    Rolls fast, corners great, good ari volume for 2.1

Weaknesses:    cut easily, wore out cuickly, not so great traction as rear tire - especially on sand over hardpack

Bottom Line:   
okay fast rolling front tire
skip it as a rear tire.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   WTB, specialized, michilin, geax, IRC, Maxxis, etc

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Capitan

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jamesarr a Weekend Warrior from Louisville, KY

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2009

Strengths:    Rolls well on the road on the way to the trail head. No flats yet.

Weaknesses:    Clogs very quickly in wet, muddy conditions and remains slick thereafter. Refuses to shed mud, slop appears to ionic bond to tire surface. No "side grip", slips off roots if not perfectly perpendicular to tread.

Bottom Line:   
I'll be wanting a new set of tires for Christmas, or as soon as I can say these are worn out. We've been having a wet fall, and the trails are tacky at best. Even when trails were completely dry, these tires still seem only fair-to -middling, with a penchant for rear tire slip as soon as you get out of the saddle for short uphill bursts.

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Favorite Trail:   Cher-eneca Parks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Psycho-K/S on my fully stock '95 Trek 950.

Bike Setup:   Stock from shop.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by grtbuster13 a Racer from Franklin,Wi,USA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2009

Strengths:    low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    no grip in corners no matter what the surface.

Bottom Line:   
I've had 3 different people ride these tires besides myself and none of us could get these wheels to stick in the corners no matter the surface. If there's anything loose on top of the surface these tires get down right scary.

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Favorite Trail:   John Muir blue

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $46.00

Purchased At:   wheel and sprocket

Similar Products Used:   nanoraptors, little alberts

Bike Setup:   niner RIP9,Sram XO,Juicy 7,Reba race with lock out,Stan's ZTR wheels tubeless.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steel29er a Racer from Brick, NJ

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2009

Strengths:    Fast, durable, long life (lasted close to a year), Tubeless Ready, thick side walls.

Weaknesses:    None performance related, love it. Maybe a touch on the heavier side

Bottom Line:   
Awesome Rear tire, not great for the front. Very durable, loved this tire, highly recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   Allaire State Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Brielle Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Racing Ralph, Ardent, Rampage, Bontrager EXP

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Ferrous 29er, 1x9, Mustang Rim with Hope Hub.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ctbarron a Weekend Warrior from Annandale, VA

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2009

Strengths:    Good wear, not bad in dry, straight conditions

Weaknesses:    Wet ground, any corner

Bottom Line:   
Tires came stock, so I used them until the tread wore down. They are mediocre - I would not buy a set as a replacement. They roll ok and work well on hardpack or on trails that are only a little tacky. The cornering is weak in almost any condition other than a nice dry berm.

They are poor on loose ground as well. I would definitely not use them as a back tire. Running them in any kind a wet/muddy condition is scary - it is like putting the bike on ice skates.

Note I only ran them with a tube. Their performance was oddly the same at both lower PSI and higher PSI. At best a good rolling tire for straight, dry conditions. Also pricy.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Stock w/GF Cobia

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ardent, WTB Prowler

Bike Setup:   '09 GF Cobia

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