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Bontrager R3 Road Tire
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Bontrager R3 Road Tire

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 (5 Reviews)
$49.99
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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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    Black / 700 x 25c 00768682256640 430052 430052
    Black / 700 x 23c 00768682256428 430041 430041
    Black / 700 x 32C 00601479217243 503055
    Black / 700 x 28C 00601479217236 503054
    Black / 650 x 23c 00768682256688 430054 430054
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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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