Bontrager R3 Road Tires - Clincher

3.75/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

  • Light and supple 120 tpi casing
  • Bontrager-exclusive aero wings
  • Integrated sub-tread puncture protection


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JG a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2017

Strengths:    light weight, rolling resistance, ride quality

Weaknesses:    no major weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
Came with my 2016 Domane 5.2. Tires now have 2800+ miles of wear in two seasons, swapped front and rear when rear showed wear in tread center after one season. I estimate another 500+ miles left. I weight 150 lbs., use 70 psi front, 90 psi rear. Two flats: pinch flat in front, puncture from thin wire in rear. Ridden through debris on road shoulder, stones, water, potholes. Just a few minor glass cuts in tread, no cord visible.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ty Raju a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2015

Strengths:    Grip, ride comfort, relative puncture resistant, good value for the performance

Weaknesses:    Wears out quick but frankly most of the lighter/softer tires will....just find them on sale and stock up!

Bottom Line:   
I've only used R2 and R3s and once I switched to R3s I've never looked for another tire. They do wear out fairly quick but I get a good 1200 miles out of them in South Florida on pretty hot and gritty roads at about 200lbs. I ride routinely around 50 miles a ride and I think in the last two years I've only had 2 or so flats on these....but I keep my pressure at 120. One of the flats I rode through a pile of glass that I could not avoid....so any tire would have had a similar fate. Good tires for the $ but not cheap!


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by les

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2015

Strengths:    Grip well. reasonable comfort.

Weaknesses:    Easy to flat. Wear faster than Schwalbe ZX series.

Bottom Line:   
2,300 kms on the R3 clincher tyres. The front is fine - no flats and plenty left in the tyre. The rear however is well worn (I'm 75 kgs - 160 pounds) and I've had 4 flat tyres, the first and second flats in the first and third weeks respectively. Maybe just chance, but I ride the same roads I have always ridden and these tyres, the rear in particular, are showing a lot of wear and damage. They are probably equivalent to 4,000 kms on schwalbes. Have ordered Bontrager's 25 mm wide tubeless tyres to test.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by l. michael wheeler

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2014

Strengths:    a light tire with low rolling resistance. at 110 psi it still soaks up small road imperfections.

Weaknesses:    I have had two flats in the first 250 miles. Bad luck , maybe but the tire outer rubber is soft for good grip

Bottom Line:   
A good tire for the money.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by H.

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2014

Strengths:    weight

Weaknesses:    not very puncture resistant

Bottom Line:   
I got these with new Madone.
I am 160lb. In under 600 miles I got two punctures already. I can't comment on performance, comfort etc as it's a new bike but their puncture protection is rather virtual. If I get another flat I gotta look for better protected albeit heavier tires.



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