Bontrager RL Tires - Clincher

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

  • All Weather compound
  • Advanced tread design
  • Lightweight Aramid folding bead


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2010

Strengths:    Good ride...puncture resistance
not too expensive


Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires at a local shop when I cut a tire on my bike. There wasn't a large selection that day and I took a chance on the RL's. I weigh 150 lbs, ride a Cannondale System 6, and run 115+ psi. I've put a few hundred miles on these tires and I'm very happy with them. The area where I ride has some very steep hills and fast flats with both smooth roads, RR crossings and some very rough pavement.
The ride and feel of the tires is very good. The rolling resistance seems as good as any bike in the group that I ride with and they should be more puncture resistant than my old tires. The RL's are supposed to be all weather tires but I only take this bike out in dry conditions and can't comment on wet weather traction. I'm not a racer but I do like to ride hard, and this is an adequate tire for my requirements.
Given no unforeseen problems I would buy the Bontragers again.

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Favorite Ride:   Lower Ct. River Valley area

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Clarke Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis...came with the Cannondale

Bike Setup:   Cannondale System Six-4


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jim a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2010

Strengths:    Nice riding tire

Weaknesses:    Quality Contol issues

Bottom Line:   
I bought two of these tires, installed them and went for a ride. My back tire blew within the first two miles. VERY UNHAPPY AOUT THIS!

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Favorite Ride:   Holland Hundred

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Kenywood Cycle

Bike Setup:   Trek 5000 pretty much stock, upgraded to Ultegra 6700 groupo. Fizick Aliante seat.



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