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Bontrager R3 Road Tire

Bontrager

R3 Road Tire

$64.99
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4.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

Bontrager R3 Road Tire

Bontrager's R3 Road Tire is perfect for training, racing and everything else! The round profile and lightly textured tread offer low rolling resistance and grip like glue in the corners. The 120tpi casing and folding beads deliver a wonderfully supple ride and lighten the tire considerably. You also get sub-tread protection against flat tires and equally impressive, Bontrager's unique aero wing design that improves airflow so that the R3 actually saves you energy on every ride, too!

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4.0 stars

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Pros

  • Durable rubber  (2)
  • Resistant to element  (2)
  • Corners well, few flats, reasonably priced 
  • Great traction 
  • I never get A flat 

Cons

  • Prone to flats  (2)
  • Heavy 
  • Wears easily 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (2)
  • Casual riding 
  • Centuries 
  • Racing 
  • Training 

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5.0

The shop owner's choice

By Mike@Chain Reaction

from Redwood City, California

About Me

Pros

  • Corners well, few flats, reasonably priced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Training
    • Centuries

    Comments:

    I've been a fan of the R3 since it came out. I typically get one flat every 2-3,000 miles, and never a blowout. Confidence-inspiring on descents. I own a shop; I can ride any tire I want. Many companies would give me tires for free. I actually pay for these. My only complaint is their lifespan; tire wear is greatly accelerated when you ride in the hills, and that's the only riding I do. I'll get about 1500 miles out of a rear tire; a lighter rider in less-challenging terrain will do better.

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    1.0

    Flats Easily

    By Watson

    from Cheyenne, WY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Prone To Flats

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        My wife and I went tubeless using the R3. Within 2 months we had 3 flats between us and the tires were damaged enough that we had to get 2 new tires to remain tubeless. I use this bike to compete in triathlons, so I have switched to another tire brand, I just don't trust these tires. I have a new set of tires to put on my wife's bike also. Tubeless might be okay, but not these tires.

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        5.0

        Great tire

        By falberto

        from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable Rubber
        • Resistant To Element
        • I Never Get A Flat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          The only tire I have been using, so not a lot of rereference. I do 2500km with the back tire and I am 87kg and the roads I ride are not always the best. I only have flats near the end of the tire's life. I can't really evaluate the traction, I feel very confident riding the bike.

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          5.0

          Great tire, low rolling resistance an very long lifetime

          By Dan B.

          from Bloomingdale, IL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Resistant To Element
          • Durable Rubber
          • Great Traction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          These tires came with a new Madone 5.2. They have lasted for 3800mi with the cord just starting to show through. I had no flats even with the high mileage and all of the stuff that I have ran over on the road. The tires have a lot of grip and I always had confidence in high speed cornering with them. Last year I used Bontrager R1 tires and had to replace them every 1500mi due to excessive wear, so these have been a big improvement. I would highly recommend these tires

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          2.0

          Lots of flats

          By whitehhorn

          from Edmonton, Alberta

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Easily
          • Prone To Flats

          Best Uses

          • Racing

          Comments:

          Overall, I was not impressed with the Bontager R3 due to the many flats encountered during cycling. I am an avid cyclist of approximately 1000-1500 km a month during the summer, most of my riding is on the pavement with about 5 percent on dirt/gravel/rough roads. I have had many other tires and encountered flats approximately 1 or 2 times during the typical 3500km lifespan. These R3 tires I was encountering flats especially on the back tire every 250km. I even put stronger/thicker tubes and helped slightly but still created grief. I put these tires in the garbage can after only 1500km. I am about 195 lbs. and a strong cyclist so weight and power perhpas to much for this lightweight tire of approximately 200 grams. The R1 tire came as factory on my Trek Domane bike and had much better success. These R3 tires are lightweight and fast and would only recommend these on paved roads with very little debris. I'm not road racing and value puncture resistance higher than speed. There are better tires out there.

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