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Bontrager R3 Road Tire
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Bontrager R3 Road Tire

Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Product Details

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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Black / 650 x 23c 768682256688 430054
    Black / 700 x 23c 768682256428 430041
    Black / 700 x 25c 768682256640 430052
    Black / 700 x 28C 601479217236 503054
    Black / 700 x 32C 601479217243 503055
    Black/Blue / 700 x 23c 768682256466 430043
    Black/Pink / 700 x 23c 768682256503 430045
    Black/Red / 700 x 23c 768682256442 430042
    Black/White / 700 x 23c 768682257128 430076
    Black/White / 700 x 25c 601479207817 436502
    Black/Yellow / 700 x 23c 768682256480 430044
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    3.5 stars

    (based on 6 reviews)

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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 
    • Slower than 700x23 
    • Wears easily 

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    3.0

    R3 Road Tire 700x32

    By Oscar

    from North Carolina

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Slower than 700x23

      Best Uses

      • Road Cycling
      • Comfort

      Comments:

      I have only been riding on R3 700x32s for a little over a month. I feel they're too slow in comparison to 700x23c tires that I have been riding on for 6 years. Considering switching to R3 700x23s.

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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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