Bontrager Jones ACX Tire Review

3.56 out of 5
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April 28, 2014
Model/Year: Not sure

Pros: Durability

Cons: Discontinued

Recommendation: Love these tires. I wish I could still find them. The tread is not too aggressive yet it uses a sticky rubber that seems to compensate for lack of treat. Great balance for my cross country, singletrack riding style.

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June 13, 2014
Pros: Fast rolling with good traction. Nice volume too, which is important if riding rigid SS. Bontrager TLR tires seem to work better tubeless than anything else I've used.

Cons: Discontinued.

Recommendation: Buy them if you can find them. Nag Bontrager to bring these back if you can't.

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November 18, 2013
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Lightwieght, Treadwear

Cons: Grip is ok

Recommendation: Came on my Fuel EX, should have been Experts, Anyway... The treadwear has been good, 1 1/2 year and still pretty decent. If you run low PSI, you'll get a good bite. Wouldn't purchase though.

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November 13, 2013
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Plenty of traction while rolling fast. Easy tubeless set up.

Cons: Discontinued by Bontrager.

Recommendation: Buy one if you see it. If you have one, keep using it as long as you can.

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December 16, 2012
Pros: Light weight. Great on harpack. Low rolling resistance.

Cons: Thin sidewalls. Other than in hardpack conditions, these will struggle for grip.

Recommendation: I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase a set of these. They came stock on Treyk Fuels for a couple years and have been discontinued.

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December 12, 2012
Model/Year: 2007

Pros: Good side knob bite and transitions well from straights to turns. Penetrates decently well in soft ground.

Cons: New ones are SLOOOOOOW and don't shed sticky dirt very well.

Recommendation: These came stock on a Fuel EX8 that I have borrowed from a friend a couple of times. Once the center tread wore down a bit and the rolling resistance was lowered, they were actually decent tires. BUT there are much better options on the market if you are buying your tires instead of getting these stock.

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October 26, 2012
Model/Year: Jones acx 26" 2.2

Pros: awesome grip, very light weight! This tire grips everything and its mother.

Cons: Thin and can be easy to tear on sharp rocks

Recommendation: Keep at a low pressure and run tubless

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March 24, 2009
Pros: Good all around tire for the trail conditions it is designed for.

Cons: none yet...

Recommendation: I have had these tires on two bikes as the stock issue. They have performed well in the Southeast area trail conditions. One set has over 400 trail miles on them and they are still going strong...

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May 27, 2008
Pros: None

Cons: Do not hold a line and the rear was all over the place

Recommendation: Well lets see I got these tires with my bike and they are not all that good. The do not hold there line at all on loose and wet ground. When it comes to wet packed surfaces they leave a lot to be desired

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April 2, 2008
Pros: very light. kevlar tough.

Cons: nothing so far.

Recommendation: a good multipurpose mt bike tire that can handle southern oregon's trails. i hear that they're "not good on pavement." well, why are you riding your mt bike on pavement anyway?

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July 6, 2007
Cons: Tread dose not last long on pavement.

Recommendation: Good for weekend riders.

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Bontrager Jones ACX 3.56 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.