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Bontrager Upgrades XR And SE Series Tires 2

Bontrager's mountain tire lineup sees changes to tread, compound and the introduction of the all-new SE6 tire.

Bontrager Upgrades XR And SE Series Tires

Waterloo, WI (July 16th, 2021) — Bontrager introduced updated XR5 and SE5 tires plus an all-new SE6 tire today, bolstering its popular mountain bike tire lineup with exciting upgrades in speed, durability, and traction.

Awesome across-the-board tech upgrades include re-designed tread patterns for improved traction and rolling speed plus an all-new proprietary TM-Grip rubber compound specifically formulated for exceptional traction and tire feel. All three tubeless-ready tires feature supple 120 TPI construction and a tire bead chafer layer that adds more abrasion and puncture protection.

SE6 Team Issue
XR5 and SE5 Team Issue

Upgraded XR5 and SE5 Team Issue


XR5 is made for confidence across a wide variety of terrain. A dual-blocked center tread with aggressive side knobs delivers confident cornering and braking traction, while the supple and strong Inner Strength casing provides lightweight sidewall protection.


SE5 is built with the same aggressive tread pattern as XR5, including the dual-blocked center tread and aggressive side knobs. The difference comes in the durable and strong Core Strength casing that adds additional tire support as well as sub-tread and sidewall protection, making this tire great for riders tackling gnarlier trails.

All-new SE6 Team Issue


Designed for enduro and trail riders who push their rubber to the limit, SE6 boasts Bontrager's most aggressive tread yet. The aggressive two/three center tread with biting side knobs delivers dependable traction and control on all terrain and trail conditions. Same as SE5, it's made with a durable and strong Core Strength casing for additional tire support and sub-tread and sidewall protection.

Available XR5, SE5, and SE6 Models

  • XR5 Team Issue 27.5x2.5-inch
  • XR5 Team Issue 29x2.5-inch)
  • SE5 Team Issue 27.5x2.5-inch
  • SE5 Team Issue 29x2.5-inch
  • SE6 Team Issue 29x2.5-inch

Bontrager's new XR5, SE5, and SE6 Team Issue tires are available immediately online at in select markets and through Trek's global network of retail partners.

View key specs, compare, and rate Bontrager tires in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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