Bontrager R2 Road Tires - Clincher

2.45/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.00

Product Description

  • Light and durable 60 tpi casing
  • Bontrager-exclusive aero wings for advanced aerodynamics
  • Integrated sub-tread puncture protection

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Higgins a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2014

Strengths:    Good grip, Longevity, puncture protection.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great Tyre, have done 9500km on these without any problems - No punctures. They handle very well in the wet and have no problems at all in the wettest conditions with handling. Corner great and roll very well. Would recommend

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Favorite Ride:   Trek Domane 4.7

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Geert

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2014

Strengths:    Great dry surface traction, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Dangerous on wet surfaces and easy puncturable

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a website like this with reviews about this Bontrager tires because i slipped away in a wet turn with minimal speed. Before i hit the road with my new bike (Trek Madone 4.5) i checked the Bontrager website to discover what kind of tires they had put on my new bike, i couldn't find any information about the traction related to weather influences. So I thought they might be good enough for use in slightly wet weather. I had my bike only two days and on my 2nd ride i slipped away in a slightly wet turn and i had one flat tire (in 65km). Though, these tires improved my bikehandling in turns on dry roads, but I'll put on different ones before or after bad weather. I can't accept they put these tires on new bikes!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eelke de Gelder

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2014

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Very easy puncturable. Got 3 flats in 80 kilometer!
Bad grip on every surface that is not completely dry.

Bottom Line:   
Worst tire I have ever had. A shame to sell this tire at all, and a big shame for this prize. Replaced it after 80 k, which makes it 0,30 € per k.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DAn

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2013

Strengths:    Light weight, stiff, good tread wear

Weaknesses:    tough to mount, stiff sidewalls

Bottom Line:   
I got these on a set of used Bontrager wheels to act as a second set for commuting. After riding these tires I switched them for an old pair of Conti UltraSports (both are 23's). These tires are very stiff, a bit tough to mount (I prefer to be able to hand roll my tires) and I did need to use my tire irons to remount - not something I want on the road if I'm in a hurry. Ride is a lot stiffer than I like since I prefer a tire that has a little more road feel and give. I'll run these on my spare bike until they wear out but will stick to Continentals or Schwalbe especially at the listed price.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by marhot

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2013

Strengths:    -low rolling resistance
-dry traction acceptable

Weaknesses:    -puncture easy
-wet traction

Bottom Line:   
This tire came on my Domane 6.9. I can't believe Trek equipped such a cheap tire on a high end bike.

First cut after 200 miles on smooth, clean roads. A small stone cut deep, easily.

Handling is acceptable --but only in perfect dry conditions. On wet roads this tire is scary.
Rough roads --it's okay, if you slow down. Way down. Just not acceptable.

I guess this tire would be okay on a $800 bike.

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