Bontrager 29-2 Tire Review

2.86 out of 5
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June 1, 2014
Pros: Cheap, road tire

Cons: Little off road traction, little to no traction in wet conditions.

Recommendation: Standard tire for off the floor bikes, upgrade to the conditions you'll be riding.

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February 9, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: These tires seem to have a low rolling resistant and work pretty well on hardpack smooth trails.

Cons: They tend to be on the narrow side and do not have the best climbing traction or much of any traction while wet(climbing out of a creek crossing). The rear did not last long on my bike, the front is haning in the garage to be used as an emergancy spare if needed. I also tend not to like wirebead tires.

Recommendation: Good for hard packed trails or gravel riding. Would not work well for urban riding, I think the pavement would wear them out quite quickly.

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December 13, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: -Very fast rolling

Cons: -Not much traction
-Too narrow

Recommendation: This tire makes a better touring/road tire than anything. Once it goes offroad, the traction ends. I do not recommend these tires for anybody. If they come stock on your bike, toss them and upgrade immediately.

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December 10, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Low rolling resistance

Cons: Wear quickly, no traction, narrow

Recommendation: Urban

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July 8, 2012
Model/Year: 2012 TLR front tire

Pros: great cornering, very predictable, no dead zones

Cons: price

Recommendation: this review is for the front tire. i knew the moment i saw this tread pattern that it was exactly what i was looking for, and this tire did not fail my expectations. does a great job on all types of terrain and conditions, has great feel when cornering, and wears well. but at 70 bucks, it better. so happy i'm going to get the rear tire as well. bontrager knows what they're doing and they do it well.

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January 15, 2012
Pros: Fast and cheap.

Cons: Too many flats.

Recommendation: Rode for a few months and got sick of repairing flats. Almost every other ride I would flat on these. Wire bead does not fold, you get what you pay for. Not for muddy conditions either.

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January 15, 2012
Pros: Good grip, flowy, durable.

Cons: A bit too round of a tread pattern.

Recommendation: I have been using these tires for over a year in all conditions. I have not been nice to them, and they are still doing their job. I use the non TLR.

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Bontrager 29-2 2.86 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.