BONTRAGER XR4 Team Issue Tubeless Ready Tyre
|Options||27.5 x 2.4" Black - USUALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-10 DAYS
29 x 2.4" Black - USUALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-10 DAYS
The XR4 is your tyre for rough trails, wet or dry. The aggressive tread design with deep, lateral cupped blocks, long shoulder blocks and buttressed tread block edges is ideal for loose and rocky conditions.
- An aggressive trail tyre that excels in loose and rocky conditions
- The tread design provides confident cornering and braking traction in demanding terrain
- Tubeless Ready (TLR): ready to accept self-sealing TLR Sealant as the final step in a worry-free, tubeless setup
- Foldable, lightweight aramid bead
- Suits front and rear
- Supple and strong: the Inner Strength casing provides lightweight sidewall protection
- Lightweight 120 TPI casing provides great ride feel and tyre performance
- Weight: 745/780g (27.5/29)
- Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee
Bontrager XR4 tyre review, What Mountain Bike magazine:
"Bontrager's XR4 is one of the best 'do anything' hoops of rubber we've tried."
"A rounded profile and supportive side lugs ensure a nice, smooth transition into cornering and very controlled drift and its centre line of staggered lugs keeps it rolling fast without compromising forward grip on climbs. We even found ourselves steering towards off-camber wet roots just to see how much control these tyres could deliver."
"Eye-opening all-round performance, with weight conscious and budget options."
Group test winner
Bontrager XR4 27.5x2.35" tyre review, BikeRadar, April 2016 (see here):
"These flagship tyres from Trek's component sub-brand are top performers in a wide range of trail conditions.
Once you've wrestled the relatively tight beads onto the rim, the XR4 (and all of Bontrager's other tyres) bang into place very positively and securely once you get track-pumping.
Carcass size is ample for a 2.35in tyre and it's taller than most so there's a good depth of air cushioning between rim and trail. The Inner Strength sidewall protection doesn't feel particularly tough or stable when you're fitting it, but the XR4 handles low pressures really well with no crumpling or roll even when you're turning in very aggressively on high-grip rock surfaces.
We've scored them highly in the past, but returning to these tyres the overall performance of the wide-spaced, but sloped and siped tread was still a revelation.
Whether we were flicking from berm to berm, carving fresh loam or flat-out across wet, off-camber root spreads, the XR4s stayed outstandingly surefooted and predictable, often letting us turn in tighter mid-corner than we dared hope on entry. They roll quickly enough to leave on all year and wear life is good, confirming their performance credentials."
Highs: Secure fit, low-pressure performance, outstanding grip
Lows: Take a bit of wrestling onto the rim
Buy if: You want a superb, good value all-rounder that won't let you down
"Cost-effective durability and decent rolling speed with good all-round grip"
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.