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  • Josh L   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
    ****

    so far performing just as well as my old set of Schwalbe Hans Damf tires. I will probably continue to purchase the XR4

    Pros
    grips very well
    improved sidewall protection

    Cons
    none yet

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  • beerdeadbaxter
    *****

    I love this tire. I got one to replace my stock XR1 in the front and put and XR3 in the rear. The way i ride and where i ride they have been amazing. I love my bike shop for recommending them!!!

    Pros
    great tire
    gecko sticky in wet conditions

    Cons
    cost is a little higher then what i wanted

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  • Zachary Abelardo
    *****

    I had the early, 2011 model when Frank Stacy released it as the Bontrager 29-4. It's identical to the current XR4 29" x 2.30" tire. Excellent off-camber traction and telepathic control, over rocky technical climbs makes this tire a stellar performer. It even digs in deep, sandy washes with a degree of predictability. Run it as a a front, with Bontrager XR3 29" x 2.20 rear and you got a winning combo.

    Pros
    ~ Enduro grip
    ~ Reinforced sidewalls
    ~ Decent 771g weight
    ~ Goes tubeless with floor pump
    ~ Rolls nicely

    Cons
    ~ Pricey, at MSRP

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  • Zeds Dead
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
    ****

    Definitely

    Pros
    Super grippy in the corners. Sheds mud well. Rubber is soft and sticky. Love the traction.

    Cons
    Sidewalls feel a little soft, had to ride tubes in them for a couple of weeks before they would set on the rim and take a bead.

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  • No1InParticular
    ****

    I love these tires. Got them to replace my stock XR3s, and for what I am doing they are miles ahead. The heavier tread gives a lot more control and I no longer have to worry about slipping out on damp roots or rocks. These are great all around tires and especially going into the weathered off-season should be very nice to keep me pedaling.

    Pros
    Great grip, nice traction, very predictable handling in the dry, nice and stable and great control in the wet. Good for trail and all mountain.

    Cons
    A little heavy/slow rolling if you're doing cross country

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  • @biker_bran
    Reviewing Bontrager XR1 29er:
    ***

    Came as OE on my Trek. Would recommend to upgrade for more mud friendly model

    Pros
    Fast on dirt & packed trails
    Not too bad on loose rocks

    Cons
    Not so good in mud

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  • jkrout
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
    ****

    I had these tires on my Trek Remedy and rode them mostly on wooded trails with lots of roots and rocks. They provided a good level of grip on those trails in both wet and dry conditions. The tread design does well in all conditions though it is a little slow rolling when its dry. For an all around tire they are great. If you ride dry, dusty trails a lot, I would opt for something less aggressive and faster rolling.

    Pros
    Grip
    Versatility

    Cons
    Weight
    Rolling resistance

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  • GimmeAraise
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
    *****

    Bontrager hired Frank Stacy this year to redesign there tires. Man did he do a great job! These tires are super great in almost all conditions, hard pack, sand, mud, loose rock and gravel. These things just rock! they roll super smooth, and not much noise on the hard pack! not to mention they can go TUBELESS!!! YES!

    Pros
    New Design
    Stronger side walls
    great rolling resistance
    handles corners well
    does well in sand
    TLR

    Cons
    bit heavy

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  • BaneGoorb   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
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    I have ripped the sidewalls of 2 of these within 2 weeks of use here in Tucson. I ride in chunky stuff, but I have had NO problems with tearing ANY other tires here on these trails until I got these. I was not doing anything different when I trashed these, and a good friend has also torn 2 of his soon after purchase. As long as you do not take these into rocky chunk, they are great, but I cannot recommend them for anything that they would seem to be designed for. A real shame, but if Bontrager strengthen the sidewalls they might be fantastic.

    Pros
    Great if you don't take it into real chunky stuff. Bites well in corners, it's pretty lightweight for a high volume tire, and rolls well.

    Cons
    Tears too easily in the rough stuff.

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  • joedowns09
    Reviewing Bontrager XR4 TLR:
    *****

    Great as a front grabber, or as a rear in mud.

    Pros
    This thing has bite. I use it as my front tire and it grabs on everything. Very light considering the tread.

    Cons
    None.

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  • sprodj
    ***

    I really tried to give this tire a fair chance; and for what is advertised about this tire from Bontrager, it definitely performs. The weight is virtually unnoticeable and the grip the it gives is incredible - I've never had a tire that held so well in sharp, muddy corners at high speeds. However, where this tire falls over is in the tire walls. The walls are so thin punctures are essentially a guarantee if you go off the trails - I stopped to step over a fallen log once and it punctured when I moved the bike off the trail. It seems to be extremely vulnerable to rocks, as I experienced multiple flats on rock gardens that weren't sharp or difficult. While I love the pros of this tire, ultimately the puncture problem is extreme and essentially ruins the usefulness of the tire.

    Pros
    Terrific grip on dirt, excellent cornering grip, cuts through mud, very light

    Cons
    Punctures far too often on terrain that isn't difficult or sharp

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