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    Anyone riding Bontrager R4 tires?

    I put on a set recently and they ride quite well - reminds me of the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX. They're light (180 grams or so) and have 220 TPI casing. Moreover, they also come in 700x25, which I like for the rear.

    I just wanted to see if any one has more experience with these tires.
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    Ye rode the R4 aero for a while

    Blew 2 times and they were mounted on Stans 340 rims which destroyed the tyres. Wasn't a good combo.

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    I had some. They felt great with a quite tacky compound but went square really fast. Hope that helps.
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    Yah, not real good results.

    In my expierence most of that bontrager stuff is junk.

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    I thought they where the same tire as the Hutchinson Atoms? If so then that really is just a race tire.

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    Are the R3's any better?

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    cant agree

    Well i can't agree with this. I've been riding R4 tires for more than 30'000 Km and they are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Yah, not real good results.

    In my expierence most of that bontrager stuff is junk.
    My experience wasn't that they weren't junk at all, they just didn't last long. They didn't puncture, they were very grippy even in the wet but they wore square after 3 months. I suppose this entirely dependent on tire pressure and mileage, but compared to GP4Ks, they lasted about half as long.
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    I also found the R4 tires great. I replaced the R1 tires on my Trek with the R4's. The stock R1 are ok in their price range. the R4 are 220 TPI compared to 60 TPI on the R1's. In addition they weigh less and have better rolling resistance.

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