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 wonderf ...(Read More)

Bontrager R3 Road Tire
  • Color: Black/White
  • Color: Black/Red
  • Color: Black/Blue
  • Color: Black/Yellow
  • Color: Black/Pink
  • Color: Black
$64.99 - $69.99
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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!

The high thread-per-inch casing let this tire conform to the road/trail for superior cornering and comfort.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black/Blue / 700 x 23c 00768682256466 430043
Black/Yellow / 700 x 23c 00768682256480 430044
Black/White / 700 x 23c 00768682257128 430076
Black/White / 700 x 25c 00601479207817 436502
Black/Red / 700 x 23c 00768682256442 430042
Black / 700 x 23c 00768682256428 430041
Black / 700 x 25c 00768682256640 430052
Black/Pink / 700 x 23c 00768682256503 430045
Black / 650 x 23c 00768682256688 430054 TIR27764658K
Black / 700 x 28C 00601479217236 503054
Black / 700 x 32C 00601479217243 503055 TIR27816413K

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4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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 
  • Wears easily 

Best Uses

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

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5

The shop owner's choice

By 

from Redwood City, California

About Me

Pros

  • Corners well, few flats, reasonably priced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Centuries
    • Training

    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.

     
    1

    Flats Easily

    By 

    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.

     
    5

    Great tire

    By 

    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.

       
      5

      Great tire, low rolling resistance an very long lifetime

      By 

      from Bloomingdale, IL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable Rubber
      • Resistant To Element
      • 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

       
      2

      Lots of flats

      By 

      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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