Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fast Tires

A short update on the Bontrager XR1 tires.

These are the FASTEST tires I have ever ridden..... by a good bit. They roll sooo fast and have good cornering grip. I am running them tubeless on my 355, American classic, Revolution wheel set with yellow tape. They are a non-tubeless tire with a high tpi count and very soft rubber.
They weigh 488.4g, the lightest crow I ever had was 465.5g but I could not run crows in the front and rear so the XR1 works out to be lighter than the Crow and Karma combo. Though its not the weight that makes these tires fast. The tread pattern is very fast, faster than the Crow`s by a bit. The rubber compound is a little softer on the XR1 giving it good cornering grip. I am really looking forward to see how they will wear in.

My bike with a few new items some of which have not been seen will lower my bike to 19lbs with gears.

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