They came stock on my 2014 Trek fuel ex 7 29er.
The rear tyre worn out(1 mm knobs and I changed them out) after about 4 weeks of normal trail riding & commute. (I did not do any skidding)
the sticky and soft rubber gives good with the knob pattern gives good grip,but the durability is awful,unless you want to use it for races,but for everyday use,these tyres are not durable enough.
I upgraded to Bontrager SE4 Team Issue
they lasted the rest of the season + some more weeks.
With these tyres you actually need to follow the pressure recommendations.
- Awful durability, I upgraded to Se team issue tyres,but currently(2016) run Maxxis High Roller 2,they have better grip, and don’t wear out as fast as the XR3 Expert.
- the tyre is squirm at lower pressures. So you can’t use lower pressure than 30 psi I’m somewhere between 170 and 180 Kg and I need to keep the pressure at 40 psi,30 psi still makes the a unstable steering.
- the grip is not as good as on Maxxis’s 3C Maxx Terra Compound.
Conclusion: NOT Recommended.
These tyres are waste of money.
I used these tyres more than 5 months. I have done some mountain-biking with these tyres,but since I now use a full suspension-bike i have not recently done any MTB with this tyres. But I have done a lot of commuting.
- Excellent cornering grip. the side knobs provide good grip when turning,the closer pattern middle knobs gives you the fast rolling.
- fast rolling well gripping tyre for asphalt and hard-pact trails.
- very easy to put on off the rim,no tyre lever needed.
- low weight
- does pretty well on wet asphalt too,not like the LT 3 that gave no grip on asphalt
- I am between 70 and 80 kg and I need to run minimum 40 psi or I will puncture on riding stairs or of side walks.
- punctures easily on glass,this is cause by how thin the tyre is, it’s a about 3 mm I think.
- bit too loose when putting them on the rim.
1 rear tyre got a puncture lost all air,other rear tyre on a other bike exploded in the bike shop, with a loud bang, the hole was pretty big like some one stabbed the tyre with a knife.and this was with just normal commute riding to stores,but i got them replaced i the store, and the 6300 bike now got these tyres both on rear and front and they are holding up well as long as i run 40 psi on the rear.2 tyres failed with normal commute use,fut that was probably faulty tyres,
I have used the Bontrager xr1 team issue for a long time, without any issues.
Good tyre,not too expensive.
Good lightweight tyre,fast rolling excellent tyre not matter if you use it for commuting or riding on trails