Bontrager XR1 29" 29er Tire

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $47.00

Product Description

  • Lightweight and quick rolling, designed for fast courses
  • Racing and engineering experience are combined for top performance

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cayenne_Pepa a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2016

Strengths:    ~ Expert(mid-level) version has beefy sidewalls
~ Low center knobs means pure SPEED
~ Goes tubeless easily
~ Excellent climbing traction

Weaknesses:    ~ 642g weight(XR1 Expert 29"x2.00)
~ Intended as rear tire only
~ Packs up mud.....dry tire only

Bottom Line:   
Frank Stacy modeled this tire after Kenda's Small Block 8, giving it easy speed in dry conditions. He also made the sidewalls tougher, so XC racers can reduce their chances of DNFs. Keep this tire above 30psi tubeless and you'll be very happy of its performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Idyllwild Hub

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Bro Deal

Similar Products Used:   ~ Ritchey WCS Z-Max Shield 29x2.10
~ Kenda Slant Six 120tpi DTC 29x2.0
~ Continental Race King Black Chili 29x2.2
~ Maxxis Ikon EXO 29x2.2
~ Specialized S-Works Fast Trak LK 29x2.0
~ WTB Nano 29x2.0
~ Schwalbe Thunder Burt EVO Snakeskin 29x2.10
~ Stans Notubes Crow 29x2.0

Bike Setup:   Trek Superfly test bench - 1x11, KS LEV, carbon everything imagineable

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Professed a Cross Country Rider from oz

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2009

Strengths:    low rolling resistance, subtle and comfortable casing, grip(given its size and tread)

Weaknesses:    poor treadlife

Bottom Line:   
a superb race tyre especially suited to drive duties. great for its intended conditions and a lot grippier and comfortable than ectected due to the subtle casing.
sadly the tread is easy to tear and wear with a very short life so its almost a 'race only' tire. bead is also too weak to run tubeless but casing is so good its feels tubeless with a tube !

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   racing ralph, kenda karma

Bike Setup:   fully rigid orbea alma

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