Bontrager Dry X TLR 29er Tire

Bontrager Dry X TLR 29er Tire 

DESCRIPTION

  • 29 x 1.75 (44/42) 580g
  • 29 x 2.1 (53/51) 715g

    Tread designed for use on dry, hard packed conditions.
    Tubeless Ready - optimized for use with Super Juice.
    Dual-Compound for low rolling resistance and great cornering ability.
    Aramid bead for low weight 53/51 size has Abrasion Resistant Casing (ARC) for added casing protection.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 25, 2010]
    h2otaco
    Racer

    Strength:

    Descent grip, good volume, mounts great for stans.

    Weakness:

    Knob life.

    Knobs lasted 3 weeks in rocky terrain. That's $2.3 a day for this tire. Total garbage... Bontrager tires = never again.

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    Lots

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    1
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    1
    [Nov 03, 2008]
    Spa town
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Great Side wall strength. Mounts tubeless with ease (floor pump only)

    Weakness:

    Soft tread compound. Treat cuts ease and one ride on Slick Rock in Utah nearly left tire balled

    This is a great tubeless ready tire. Very tight fit on Stans Arch rims, but mounted with floor pump. I'm 200 lbs. I am able to run 22-24 lbs in front and 26-28 in rear. I will buy them again. Traction is good with low pressures.

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    Karma, Ignitor, Michillan AT, Captain S Work

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    RATING
    4
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    RATING
    4
    [Oct 03, 2008]
    kashmore
    Racer

    Strength:

    Great all-round TLR 29" Tire. Nice rounded profile gives it predictable cornering. Great hardpack speed. I am using the 2.1 version front and rear. Over 700 grams each, so a little heavy for a race tire, but the ride quality outweighs this. Much faster tire than the ACX model.

    Weakness:

    Weight. There are lighter tires out there, but will they hold up and XC race as well in 29"?

    I switched to these after punturing the ACX stock rear tire up in a forest ski area race. The ACX casing is too thin to risk a race result. Asking LBS owner what tire to replace, and I tried these Dry X. Much Better! Definitely faster on hardpack, and still good in desert soft sandy terrain due to the 29er wheels, and balloon-type casing!

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    Bontrager ACX (stock tire on new 29er)

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    RATING
    4
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    RATING
    4
    [Feb 16, 2008]
    Mike
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Good dry traction. Great ride comfort. Good cornering. Tubeless

    Weakness:

    Not much good in deep mud.

    A lot of technology went into this tire. It is well thought out and very fast in dry conditions. A great matchup with the new Mavic 29er rims.

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    IRC, Michelin, Geax

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Feb 10, 2008]
    Kevin
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Burly sidewalls with the abrasion resistant casing, tubeless ready capability, decent weight, rolls very well, round profile for smooth handling transitions.

    Weakness:

    low knobs so it's not a loose terrain intended trail carver, because it's Bontrager, can't order online.

    Great tire for it's intended purpose. Not sure why the first reviewer gave such a negative review with less than a month on a new bike.

    The Dry X is a low knob tire designed for hardpack/semi-loose over hard conditions. It's abrasion resistant casing is very tolerant of low pressures and set up easily with Stan's goo on Stan's Flow rims. The bite on the tires is great at 25-28 psi and as a rear tire, it does an admirable job. It lacks some cornering knobs so, unless you are running the hardpack trails of Fruita, it won't carve as well as an Ignitor or Rampage, but it shines on the rear. Supple casing allows the tread to flex and adhere to the dirt, and in tacky dirt, it down right sticks like velcro. It handles a wet trail OK but it's name is Dry X, not the Mud X ! I did 30+ miles on Oak Mountain with wet conditions and a Racing Ralph up front and never got dumped. Few spins and slips on out of the seat, wet root crossings but no drama.

    Round profile suits a good lean in type cornering style vs. the toss-it-in handling preferences of some AM riders.

    Great volume as well. This is going to be in my tire stable for a long time to come. Paired with my Racing Ralph for hardpack or Rampage for loose, it's a winner.

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    Racing Ralphs, Pythons, Crossmark, Ignitor, Saguaro, WW 2.55LT, Rampage

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jan 31, 2008]
    Ralph Deitrick
    Racer

    Strength:

    Better than running on the rims.

    Weakness:

    Doesn't hook up at all in any of our desert conditions. Spins easily. Wears quick. Slides in corners.

    Horrible tire for racing. Probably works well for weekend trips enjoying the scenery. I wouldn't trust this tire if I needed it to hook up. I'm glad I replaced them.

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    Hutchinson Python 29er UST

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    RATING
    2
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    3
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