Bontrager Select Slick Tire

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 340 grams MSRP : $10.00

Product Description

  • Simple slick turns mountain bikes into smooth, fast road machines
  • Ideal for urban mountain bikes and commuters
  • 66 tpi casing

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by haj a Cross Country Rider from Israel

    Date Reviewed: June 30, 2010

    Strengths:    Fast, low rolling resistance. Grips well, even on wet surfaces. Relatively puncture proof.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Extremely good upgrade for any mtb rider who wants to have some road fun, or efficient commute. Very fast, can be ridden on loose gravel, if the need arises. These tires enabled me to pass roadies few times, which was a good fun, just looking how they react when you put their precious carbon machines to shame...

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Bike Setup:   old (early 1990's) Raleigh MTB with newer drive-train, avid brakes and a pannier rack- perfect city commuter.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Kefin from Madison

    Date Reviewed: April 14, 2007

    Strengths:    Thin and fast

    Weaknesses:    Punctures, wholes and longevity (which sucks). always get flats and slow leaks in the tubes due to easy punctures in the tire. Tons of visible wholes in the tires immediately after short period of use. Even though this product was almost free for me, knowing what the low quality of the product I wouldn't even take it for free if it was offered to me once again. Poor quality and durability.

    Bottom Line:   
    Poor quality and not worth pruchasing, getting it for free or even looking at it. Waste of time and tons of problems.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from LaPorte,IN

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Super fast

    Weaknesses:    cream side wall

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires turn your extra mountain bike into a road bike
    easy 20 mph average on your training rides. Buy them if you hate road bikes and the trails are to wet from weeks of rain and you have to ride.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chicken Noodle

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Stop

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Mrazek hard tail, rigid fork, plasma 9 speed

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric from Minneapolis, MN

    Date Reviewed: April 23, 2003

    Strengths:    Super fast.

    Weaknesses:    None so far. I am a little worried about rain and punctures, but none so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Like most people that buy mountain bikes in the city, I just wasn't doing any off road riding. A sturdy bike is nice for urban riding, but mountain bike tires are a major drag on paved trails.

    Anybody who rides their mountain bike on pavement should switch to these and experience the is simply amazing. No, they won't take you off road, but on pavement, there is no comparison. They are inexpensive, too.

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    Favorite Trail:   Minneapolis Lakes, Greenway

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Penn Cycle

    Bike Setup:   Trek Mountain Bike

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Geoff a Cross Country Rider from toronto

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

    Strengths:    fast fast fast. Rolls smooth and effortlessly. Grips pavement well. Haven't dealt with real rain conditions yet but i've been assured they're as confident as semi'slicks. The rubber is quite a basketball shoe.

    Weaknesses:    Punture un-proof. Had the bike for a week and got a small piece of glass wedged in. Replaced tube, cheap, still using the tire as it is not totally damaged. But I ride at high pressure so it IS only physics that you cannot fight against when riding over sharp objects.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great for city commuting or courier (maybe keep an extra tube with you) They are fairly cheap so its no big investment worry. But check out Michelin Wildgripper Rock if you want something more loungy and fast, but not AS fast. If you're not racing then its no big deal.
    Just watch for glass with these when riding high pressure!
    I think it should only be standard to find city slicks with built in kevlar or the like for punture proofing!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   trailblazers

    Similar Products Used:   WTB superstock (on my old Fisher) Specialized Kevlar semislicks (not fun -too hard, roll resistance) Michelin Wildgripper Rock (sweet! fast and cozy and good grip)

    Bike Setup:   Kona MuniMula, XT/deore, AVID 5, Deore crank, hubs, Mavic 222 rims (light but weak) Bomber mxc (sweet). More then I need for city commuting but once you ride high you can't go low.

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