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Bontrager R3 Tubeless Tyre Review

Words by Team Cycles on 21/12/2021 08:27:46

Tyre

Bontrager R3 tubeless tyre

PRODUCT REVIEW BY RICH ROTHWELL

I've used many brands of tubeless tyres over the years. I am absolutely sold on the advantages; yes, any tyre can puncture or split, but given years of riding tubeless now, I can confidently say that I have had way fewer punctures or problems than when using inner tubes. I've also benefited from the extra grip and comfort that you can enjoy when running lower pressures, especially in poor winter conditions.

There are plenty of great tubeless tyres out there; some are lighter, offer lower rolling resistance, or have supper grippy qualities. However, tubeless tyres are not cheap! Given this, and looking for an everyday tubeless tyre, I tried the great value Bontrager R3s some time ago.

I haven't used anything else since! These tyres are extremely durable. Last week I peeled one of my front wheel that has done around 6,000 miles and was now very thin... but I can't remember it ever puncturing. Definitely got my money's worth out of that one! They are also very grippy and confidence inspiring, especially in this 28c model pictured. Set up for tubeless tyres can be a bit fiddly but these are probably the easiest I've found to fit. If you struggle, Team Cycles will do this for you for a small charge.

Turns out, I've been so pleased with the performance and durability of these tyres that the good value is just an added bonus. Recommended.