R3 Road Tires

Race-day fast, everyday durable

We overhauled our R3s to create a family of fast, sleek, and confidence-inspiring tires built to hold up wherever you roam. They’re supple and durable enough for everyday riding, yet speedy and efficient enough to run on race day. It’s a winning combo for riders who favor time in the saddle over time swapping rubber, and it makes these the best R3s we’ve ever created.

More miles per tire

Get that new tire feel for nearly twice as long thanks to our proprietary new rubber compound. It provides the best blend of speed, traction, and tread life.

More time in the saddle

We made Hard-Case Lite puncture protection lighter and stronger than ever without sacrificing a smooth, supple ride. More time riding, less time fixing flats.

More free speed

The new R3s roll with significantly less resistance due to design and material upgrades like our all-new TR-Speed rubber compound, a directional casing and tread, and more.

Three years in the making

The R3 is more than just a tire. It’s the culmination of three years of revolutionizing the way we develop and test tires. Instead of testing them on a steel drum, we created a customizable rolling surface capable of recreating several outdoor riding conditions. Then we gathered and analyzed loads of performance data to determine the best way to build the R3.

The tech behind the tire

We wanted to engineer R3 with the most advanced design and materials possible. So we tested everything from tire widths and rubber compounds to tread patterns and puncture protection systems. Our most exciting discoveries? Bigger, wider road and gravel tires can roll faster. The same tire layup can roll faster in one direction versus the other—in some cases by more than 10%.

Direction matters

R3 starts with a supple, 120 TPI casing that’s directionally optimized for faster forward rolling. In other words, you get more free speed.

All-new rubber

We went back to the drawing board and totally reworked our rubber to create the proprietary TR-Speed compound, which helps deliver a tire that’s faster in the lab and faster on the road.

Improved puncture protection

R3 features Hard-Case Lite with Nylon105 puncture protection. It’s lighter and has a stronger breaker belt, resulting in a tire that feels great and holds up better against punctures.

Added traction

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

Proven performance with more TLR options

A range of widths gives you speed and stability on everything from fresh pavement to rough roads and even gravel. Plus, there are TLR options in the most popular sizes for added performance and puncture protection. All R3 TLR tires are easier than ever to install for a better road tubeless experience.

A better road tubeless experience

Bontrager R3 tires put an end to the hassle of road tubeless setup. They’re built for better all-around road tubeless experience, and this starts with an easy installation process using Bontrager’s complete TLR system.

Easier installation

By making R3 TLR easier to install we have made going road tubeless easier than ever. These tires are designed to work as one hassle-free system with Bontrager wheels, tires, rim strips, and sealant.

How to go tubeless

Added puncture protection

Bontrager’s TLR sealant can actually help seal punctures in tubeless tires before they become flats. That means more time riding, less time changing flats.

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Better performance

Ditch the tubes and feel the difference. The TLR tubeless setup gives you get a better road feel, along with added performance, speed, and traction.

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More TLR sizes available

Available in 700x25, 700x28, and 700x32 to deliver the performance, ride feel, and added puncture protection of tubeless in today’s most popular road sizes.

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