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Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite Road Tire

$54.99 Model 27590

A lightly-treaded road tire with proprietary TR-Speed compound and improved Hard-Case Lite puncture protection for unmatched speed, confidence, and durability.

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Lighter, faster, and longer lasting

The all-new R3 Hard-Case Lite road tire rolls faster, with added traction, and a longer-lasting tread. The proprietary TR-Speed compound and updated Hard-Case Lite puncture protection increase both speed and durability while the lightly treaded design adds traction. With R3 you get a faster road racing tire that delivers added confidence through every corner.

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  1. Designed for speed, traction, and durability while racing and road riding
  2. Proprietary TR-Speed compound provides confident, fast-rolling performance
  3. Hard-Case Lite with improved Nylon105 beaker belt provides lightweight puncture protection, great ride feel, and extra durability
  4. Fast-rolling, lightly-treaded design adds traction and confidence
  5. Low rolling resistance and excellent cornering grip
  6. Tread styling gets more aggressive as size increases to better suit intended use

Faster, Longer Lasting, and Fewer Flats

The all-new R3 is one tire that can do it all. Fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for every day, the R3 is your go to road tire for great ride feel and lasting performance. Rethinking our research and design resulted in new proprietary compounds and technologies for a do-it-all road tire that rolls faster, lasts longer, and better protects against flats.

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Race day and everyday

Race day and everyday

Leading speed, confidence, and durability make the R3 Hard-Case Light Road Tire perfectly suitable for race day or everyday.

Faster rolling

Faster rolling

Bontrager's proprietary TR Speed Compound rolls faster. We went back to the drawing board and totally reworked our rubber compound to deliver a tire that is faster in the lab and faster on the road.

More miles

More miles

The updated tread design, casing construction, and all-new TR-Speed Compound deliver the perfect blend of speed, traction, and tread life. Detailed testing shows significant improvement in wear rate so you can get that new tire feel for longer—lots longer.

Fewer flats

Fewer flats

The improved Hard-Case Lite Puncture Protection adds in a Nylon105 breaker belt that offers increased protection against flats while maintaining a supple, smooth-rolling ride feel.

Added traction

Added traction

The R3's lightly treaded casing adds traction and cornering confidence. As the tire size increases the traction becomes more pronounced, perfect for aligning tire size with intended use.

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Size 700C x 23mm 700C x 25mm 700C x 28mm
Diameter 700C 700C 700C
Width 23mm 25mm 28mm
TPI 120 TPI 120 TPI 120 TPI
Durometer 60a/57a 60a/57a 60a/57a
Type Clincher Clincher Clincher
Max pressure 125psi 125psi 112psi
ETRTO 23-622 25-622 28-622
Puncture protection Hard-Case Lite Hard-Case Lite Hard-Case Lite
Studdable No No No
Weight 190g 200g 225g
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Weights are based off Trek pre-production products at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

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