Bontrager Revolt Super X Tire

4.2/5 (100 Reviews)
Weight : 550 g MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

Lightweight race conditions tire rolls fast, corners well and hooks up in all but the most extreme terrain. Small medium depth, closely spaced knobs with stiff edges and a rounded profile to shed mud easily. Unique casing diameter is slightly larger than tread width giving increased tracking, cornering, climbing and breaking performance in rough, rocky terrain. Tread designs aren't front or rear specific.

26" X 2.1" traditional size / 49mm casing diameter / 48mm maximum tread width. Also available in 47mm casing w/46mm tread width.



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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mnjason a Racer from MN

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2008

Strengths:    lightweight, tubeless convertible

Weaknesses:    price, but for weight you pay with more loot

Bottom Line:   
these are great tires; hooking up very well in cornering and acceleration. Their preferred for hard pack to softer ground; not so great in mud. These are excellent tires for running as tubeless with stans.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   ritchey WCS, conti, et al.

Bike Setup:   race bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JuseLuis Gonzalez a Cross Country Rider from Monterrey, Mexico

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light, Comfort, low rolling resistance, fast adictive.
Provides hardpack speed with smooth rolling.


Weaknesses:    Not the best in wet and muddy conditions but wash easily at high speed.
Cornering


Bottom Line:   

Excellent all condition XC and Race tire. I've used them in dry and wet conditions, mud, roots, loose and hardpack trails.
Ideal if you plan to race and would like to increase your speed capabilities. Not for beginners.

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Favorite Trail:   Chipinque

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   powersports.com.mx

Similar Products Used:   similar: specialized rockster
non similar: velociraptor


Bike Setup:   Trek 8500

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by evil geek a Cross Country Rider from calgary

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2006

Strengths:    fast rolling, lightweight, reasonable grip under most conditions.

Weaknesses:    not good in more than 1/4" deep mud. outer knobs are higher, and therefor flex more than the center knobs, which can result in a bit of squirlyness when transitioning into hard cornering. once up on edge the tire does settle down and grip quite well though.

Bottom Line:   
This tire isn't perfect, but I like it a lot. With faster acceleration due to less rotating mass and faster top speed due to less rolling resistance, this tire is very addictive. Who cares if it's no good in the mud when it's so fast in the dry?

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   2001 klein attitude comp, rolf dolomite disk wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jakob sorensen a Cross Country Rider from Copenhagen, Denmark

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2006

Strengths:    Excellent grip, low rolling resisstance. It really rocks if the conditions arent too muddy

Weaknesses:    Bad traction uphill

Bottom Line:   
Its an excellent all round tire that also takes you decent to the trail and back.
Highly recommendable as "only pair"

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Favorite Trail:   Rude skov

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Stock on my trek 8500

Bike Setup:   Trek 8500

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    - Looks good, light, great traction in most conditions, wears well, decent sidewalls and thickness overall, superb dry traction, good wet traction

Weaknesses:    - Ummmmmm

Bottom Line:   
GREAT tires. Highly recommended. Definetly one of the best tires I've ever had (and I lots of tires =))


Matt

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Full Cycle Ottawa

Similar Products Used:   Tioga, WTB, Panaracer, Bontrager, Michelin, Kenda, Maxxis ... you name it. I burn through tires like crazy.

Bike Setup:   '03 Yukon (some mods)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Traverse City

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight for the volume. They roll fast on any surface. They roll even faster when tubless. Does not bog down when transitioning from hard to soft conditions like more agressive treads will.

Weaknesses:    With the low profile knobs, do not expect much traction in loose conditions. The small diamond pattern on the center of the tread collects and holds many grams of soil in wet or even slightly damp conditions.

Bottom Line:   
These are low knob height, low rolling resistance tires. They perform excellently in dry hard-pack conditions. And if you toss the tubes and add some Stan's you will fly. But don't ask these tires to rail in loose or loose over hard-pack conditions. They just don't have the dig for that.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Fire XC, Conti Vertical Pro, Kenda Nevegal.

Bike Setup:   2005 Trek 8500, hardtail, XT level. The Revolts were stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Collins a Cross Country Rider from Broomfield, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    Light, quick handling, low rolling resisitence

Weaknesses:    Poor high speed corning, depending on surface

Bottom Line:   
Great tires for hard pack surfaces, very fast, but slides out on loose cornering.

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Favorite Trail:   Apex/Green Mountain/Chimney Gulch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came on Bike

Similar Products Used:   Conti Dual Fighter, Maxxis Worm Drive, IRS Mythos XC, Panaracer Fire XC

Bike Setup:   Rock Lobster, WB XC-4, XTR/XT comp, Sun Sub IV/XT disc wheels, Avid Mech Disc

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Austin a Weekend Warrior from Alpharetta, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    Rolls fast and grips well enough on the trail. Not a nightmare on the street either. A good XC tire.

Weaknesses:    This is not a tire for mud.

Bottom Line:   
Good choice for trail and road use (rolls fast), there are better mountain only choices though.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor 2.1

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek STP 300

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Weekend Warrior from madison, wi

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2005

Strengths:    Came on my bike, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Not good for loose trail conditions, not very good when wet. Tire is strictly for cross-country, nothing more

Bottom Line:   
Alright, the bottom line is that these tires will not allow you to really fly down loose downhill sections that have some sort of technical aspect to them. I like to really bomb down the downhills and am still riding this bike like it has the previous tires I had them which offer much better traction. I can't utilize my disc brakes very well because the front tire locks up too damn easily. I have wiped out twice (one which left a nice scratch on my seat stay, f**k!) on downhills cuz these damn things just wont hold and I hate to go slow down them and just ride the rear brake, thats just no fun. Bottomline, strictly cross-country, anything remotely passed that, these things will slow you down.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Top Fuel 98

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by steve a Cross Country Rider from salt lake city, utah USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Sucks up thorns
Way tight fitting
mediocre cornering


Bottom Line:   
These tires are the worst I've ever used. I've taken the bike out twice, and these tires have grabbed up thorns both times! One at the rear as I WALKED the bike out of my driveway, and one in front while riding on PAVEMENT. I know better than to leave these on and risk it on a trail! Yes, I'll be throwing these brand new tires into the trash tomorrow! Also, you'd better have a bucket of soap or some wicked bad ass tire levers for these or a lot more patience than I've got..............

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   lbs

Bike Setup:   05 Klein Attitude XV

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave smith a Weekend Warrior from olney

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2005

Strengths:    nice grip

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Realy good tire

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Favorite Trail:   C&O

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   trek 6500

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Traynwrekk a Cross Country Rider from Spartanburg, SC USA

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2004

Strengths:    Great Tire for all around riding. Low rolling resistance. Hooks up when needed.

Weaknesses:    Cost a little more than most tires I compaired. Moves around a little on slippery events. Doesn't shed sand or sandy clay very easily.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires after riding on the Jones AC and Big Kahunas. I wanted a tire that would hook up on the trail, but have lower rolling resistance for the late evening workouts when I cant get to a trail. Much better tire than the Jones AC for riding over and down hills with roots. Slips a little on slick hills, but nothing compaired to the Jones. Low rolling resistance makes this tire easy to ride on trails or street. I am saving my Big Kahunas for the wet seasons, but will definitely use the these tires on a daily basis.

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Favorite Trail:   Southside and Issaqueena

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   Bike Worx

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Jones AC, Big Kahuna

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900 Hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gavin from Squamish

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2004

Strengths:    Fast as Hell, and they grip good too

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These tires are amazing, theres almost no rolling resistance and they climb better than anything, they do slide a little on steep roots on funny angles, they are fast, light and awesome for climbeing, just doont take them freeriding.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Buddy gave them to me

Similar Products Used:   Mobsters, Harddrives, Wildgrippers, Fire XC Pros, Kinetics, Rokkos, you name it

Bike Setup:   2004 Sugar 2+ Disk, with sugar 1 B*link

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Racer from Charleston, WV

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance, superfast, great climber in dry conditions, work very well on road

Weaknesses:    Be prepared for a number of flats, doesn't shed mud well at all, can result in a very dangerous ride on wet technical trails

Bottom Line:   
The tire does suprisingly well in dry conditions including climbs, will corner very well, glides right over rocks, roots, and puddles. The tire also runs very smooth for road riding making it feel like I have special road tires on my bike.

However, because of the location I am in my rides are more often wet than dry. During my climbs to the trails by fireroads + main trails I often slip and slide around because the tires are coated in mud. The tire will still climb pretty well but won't turn. I had a number of nasty crashes at because I had little traction mainly on slanted trail sections and tight turns. A proper technique of sliding and balance takes care of this *grin* (thank God for rear disc brakes.)

Conclusion: Will work great for less experienced riders in dry conditions, but can be scarey and requires some skill in wet conditions

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Favorite Trail:   Polecat

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Jones AC (terrible tire), IRC Mythos, Panaracer Fire XC Pros (on my other bike)

Bike Setup:   2004 Trek 8500 stock w/upgraded saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeffrey a Weekend Warrior from Bartlett, IL USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2004

Strengths:    WOW what a tire. I do a mix of street and trail riding. This tire might just do almost everything. Excellent on the street, super quiet, great confidence in corners. Off road this tire does most everything well (especially fast and stable on hardpack), sand and mud will cause some sliding but my riding partner was also sliding on a tire w/ large knobs.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Great all around tire for street and off road!!! highly recommended!!!

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Favorite Trail:   not telling

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Spin Doctor Bartlett, IL

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Ground Control Pro, Specialized Hemisphere EX

Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Stumpy Comp... stock w/ gel saddle

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