Bontrager FR3 Tire

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.99


Product Description

An all-condition tire for the all-mountain rider that excels through corners while the continuous center rib provides low rolling resistance on climbs.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Christopher

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2013

Strengths:    Great Traction
Durable



Weaknesses:    None noted

Bottom Line:   
I've put quite a few miles on these. I currently have them on a Trek 4 Series Hardtail. They've seen many different styles of trails. AZ, OK, AR and even some wet and muddy trails in Germany. I have had ZERO problems with traction, whether its around a tight U turn or on a dry flat rock. I'm rocking the 2.3, so it's definitely chunky but that hasn't stopped me. I've ridden these pretty hard too. I've also used this bike on the pavement to roll to work due to my truck being broken and the high gas prices. I'd even have a little fun drifting the back end around a bit. Bottom line. If you're looking for a mid range tire and your budget is low and you want something for all terrain. Go for this tire.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2012

Strengths:    pavement, tubeless set up

Weaknesses:    every thing else

Bottom Line:   
The tire set up tubeless first try and held no problem the whole time I used the tire. It's a great intermediate tire for hard pack and pedaling yourself up the road, But, on Arizona trails that are almost always dry, loose, and fairly chunky; these tires suck. Very unpredictable, especially is loose stuff on hard pack and when the trail is a little wet. I wouldn't recommend for very aggressive riding.

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Duration Product Used:   2 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Trek of Tucson

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Hans Dampf, Fat Albert (front and rear) and Big Betty, Continental Rubber Queen, Trail king, and Baron 2.3, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35

Bike Setup:   Norco Truax, X-fusion front and rear, Sun-Ringle charger pro's

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Bontrager FR4 experience? FR4/FR3 combo?

Any comments/reviews for the Bontrager FR4? It looks like an aggressive high volume tire, average weight, but may roll well? Did a search, just one review and not much detail. I have been thinking about running one of these on the front with an FR3 on the back.Read More »

Whats faster Fr3 vs Ardent

My question is if anyone has ridden both the FR3 which I have 2 of or the Ardent 2.4 exo? Playing with theories and have way to much free time at work.These would be on the front of a rigid.Race bike.Read More »

Bontrager FR3- Any East Coast Users

Anyone on the East Coast (or Pacific Northwest) tried the FR3 out? I really like the looks of this tire, but I'm concerned about the center rib not jiving with wet roots and rocks. However I've been informed that the other lugs bite enough to offset the center rib.Read More »

Sources for Bontrager FR3

Are there any good online sources for the Bontrager FR3? The local Trek dealer is a bunch of weirdos and can't get a special order on time. It'd also be nice to pay less than the $60 MSRP.Read More »

Duster + FR3: aired up with no goo and floor pump

I just built up another wheel with the duster rim. I noticed when putting on the rim strip that the design has changed slightly compared to earlier versions. It seems to go on eaiser and seat better. Then I installed a new FR3 tire. I needed the lever for the last section, but it popped in place ... Read More »

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