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    Bontrager XR5 Team Issue

    I'm surprised not to have seen mention of it, so here's a heads up and a couple of pics I scrounged off the interwebz.
    Trek link, but has pics of the SE5:
    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...issue/p/21634/

    27.5x2.3"(850g) in stock online at Trek and several UK sites.
    29x2.3"(890g) supposed to be available on the 29th.
    Weights and date from here:
    https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/compo...lr-tyre-p19245

    Bontrager XR5 Team Issue-fresh-goods-377-02.jpg

    Bontrager XR5 Team Issue-dscf8684-1515680082024-ibq2mo272lvl-630-354.jpg

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    Nice looking tire. I look forward to getting more details.

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    Definitely a good looking tire. Those weights make me scared, though. Would prefer something in the 900's just so I know it would last more than one outing on my local trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porch View Post
    Definitely a good looking tire. Those weights make me scared, though. Would prefer something in the 900's just so I know it would last more than one outing on my local trails.
    That's why Bontrager makes the SE5 Team Issue. Same size & tread pattern, but in a heavier duty casing.
    https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/e...e-tlr/p/12528/

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    Should have named it BDHR

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    That's why Bontrager makes the SE5 Team Issue. Same size & tread pattern, but in a heavier duty casing.
    https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/e...e-tlr/p/12528/
    $100 for a bicycle tire..... absolutely ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    Should have named it BDHR
    -I laughed....
    "There's two kinds of people in this world - Walkers and Talkers." Which one are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porch View Post
    Definitely a good looking tire. Those weights make me scared, though. Would prefer something in the 900's just so I know it would last more than one outing on my local trails.
    Well, it does list at 100g more than the XR4 Team Issue. For $55, I might actually give it a shot someday. Have another XR4 that hasn't been used, though. The XR4 usually works very well for where I ride, but leaves have me sliding all over the place right now. I already have a Magic Mary(and a 2.35 NN for the rear) on the way to try out, so it may be awhile before I buy more tires...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    That's why Bontrager makes the SE5 Team Issue. Same size & tread pattern, but in a heavier duty casing.
    https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/e...e-tlr/p/12528/
    Nice, seems much more inline with my needs. Although, as mentioned by others--at that price i certainly won't be trying it.

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    Finally bit, and ordered one these through a LBS, so I'll post up actual weight, and maybe initial size on i29, next week. Trek has them in their NJ warehouse, though they're not on their site, and only overseas dealers ever show the 29" version in stock. Using a 2.4" XR4 up front right now, and it's ok, but I don't love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Finally bit, and ordered one these through a LBS, so I'll post up actual weight, and maybe initial size on i29, next week. Trek has them in their NJ warehouse, though they're not on their site, and only overseas dealers ever show the 29" version in stock. Using a 2.4" XR4 up front right now, and it's ok, but I don't love it.
    I'd love to see how these measure up once installed.

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    Just talked to the shop, and they have it, just failed to let me know.
    Between the XR3 and XR4, I have Team Issues in 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4". They are very consistent, all measuring within a few thousandths of their stated size on i26-i29 rims, so I'll be surprised if the XR5 is much different.
    It'll be Monday or Tuesday before I pick it up, at the earliest, and depending on the weather(LBS is near a state park I ride at).

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    I ride a SE5 currently on the front of my Slash. Excellent tire and I'd love to try it in a lighter version. I ran some of the old style XR4's last year as a rear tire and the casing felt good and held up pretty well.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    Bontrager XR5 Team Issue-34536769_10215804284923130_939069731409756160_n.jpg
    Very similar to the 2.3" DHF in person, though obviously of higher quality than the one I looked at. Pretty much what you'd expect from a "Bontrager version", I guess-little lighter, should be true to size with more volume, and presumably more supple sidewalls with a profile better suited to a wider rim.
    About to mount it up.


    I rode the fastest trails, and did the hardest cornering, that I'll do on this tire with a 2.4" XR4 up front today. Trail conditions were excellent, and it was fine, just a tad nervous on edge a few times. I had to be vigilant about keeping it weighted, and still kind of felt like I was skittering along at the edge of my limit. Trail conditions aren't always so good, though, and I'm not an expert rider. I'd like to be able to hit those corners harder while still feeling locked in like with the Magic Mary, but with a lighter and faster rolling tire(XR4s definitely made the whole bike feel more lively vs. a MM/NN combo). That was the point of buying this thing, anyway, to try something in between the two.
    Time will tell. I love "testing" stuff

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    Well, that was the fastest and easiest tire swap I've ever done. Like 5 minutes.
    Mounted up by hand, inflated with a floor pump, and holding 30psi with no sealant.
    Initial measurements on i29 Flow Mk3:
    Tread, 2.301"(did I say true to size? )
    Casing, 2.321"

    With 2.3" XR4 on i26 Arch Mk3:
    Bontrager XR5 Team Issue-received_10215804883138085.jpg


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    Excellent--thanks for the info!

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    Was that a 29 or 27.5 you weighed? My Se5 was a bit over weight what was advertised at 1000g but it works well.

    FWIW I run it on front with a SE4 in back, really solid combo.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    29"
    34g under the claimed weight...
    Gonna do the same trails tomorrow that I did yesterday, and see how I like it

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    Why have I always used front tires with transition knobs again? Took it easy at first to feel out the handling, but that didn't last long. Like it's just begging you to come in hot and sling it into corners. Little different from what I'm used to, but really FUN!
    Rolls fast, serious grip when leaned over, and good braking, too.
    With them being so similar, I guess I see why there's so much fuss over the DHF, now.

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    I like the new logo, too.

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    Anyone try the 2.6 version? Thinking about running 2.6 XR5 up front with a 2.4 XR4 out back.
    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjames12 View Post
    Anyone try the 2.6 version? Thinking about running 2.6 XR5 up front with a 2.4 XR4 out back.
    Tried that but with se version. To loose in the wet. Went 2.6 se5 front and rear. 2.4 se4 rear for dry


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