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Bontrager SE4 Team Issue 2017 Tire (discontinued)

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2015 Bontrager SE4 Team Issue definitely not a tyre for me

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The Good:

Turners fast, so if you have a twitchy bike this will make it harder turn precisely.
Puncture resistant. I don't know if I was lucky or this is very puncture resistant, but I never got a puncture no matter how hard I rode, which is partly good luck at the time, but these tyres won puncture by trail use. even if I rode on broken glass.( of course I if you ride on a big and sharp thing you will puncture every tyre) Takes rock gardens pretty well, no cuts yet. But I don't have any many sharp rocks where I lived at the time of the review.
Fast rolling

The Bad:

Loses grip when leaning bike over on dirt, possibly due to the firm rubber, and close side and transition knobs and less sticky rubber than a lot of other options, thee tyre caused me to crash on a trail I rode many times with High Roller 2 2.30 C3 Maxxterra, without any issues, for some reason I had to swap to the wheelset with the Bontrager tyres, both on same rims, Hope Tech Enduro 29 23mm internal width.
Due to the lack of cornering grip I could no continue to use these tyres.
It's quite heavy at 1010 grams for one tyre its quite heavy, but the higher weight is unavoidable with thicker & stronger tyres. but not unusual for a enduro tyre.
But in 2021 I tried Michhelin WInd Enduro which were even better cornering, and had more stability than any of these, but they are heavier, but peerform much better.

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After few weeks of use ofthe XR3 Expert tyres, so I need new tyres so Ipurchased all the se4 tyres in stock. I did not abuse the tyres, Irode singletrack & some stairs. I do not mind the weight of these tyres because of the durability.

After using the 2015 Bontrager SE4 Team Issue 29×2.3 for the 2015 season, I tried Maxxis High roller 2 3C Maxx Terra EXO TR  2.3  the 2016 season, which are much better tyres in my opinion, so I needed to update you on this.


Footage of me washing out. Johannes Nilsen 7 mtboy1993

Just a close look at the tyres.

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I can't recommend these tyres because I have tried Maxxis High Roller 2 3C 's

I have not had any issues when riding on the pavement or asphalt road.

Not so good on common variable trail conditions. I recommend getting a tyre with better cornering grip, and stickier rubber for better grip, I now use Maxxis HighRoller 2's and I have never looked back.

Maxxis HighRoller 2 is as durable and got a much softer compound.

For me the Maxxis HighRoller 2, offer a better package, even it does not turn as fast, but for me it's better compromise, the result is an excellent overall experience.

I use Maxxis Minion 2.3 on my trek 6300 26er bikes, and they roll fast in corners, but they don't slide/wash out on you when riding fast in corners, so for more technical trails I recommend Maxxis High Roller 2 2.3 or 2.4

for xc gravel, or not too rooty trails, for xc, gravel and asphalt Minion's are better.

But in 2021 I tried Michhelin WInd Enduro which were even better cornering, and had more stability than any of these, but they are heavier, but peerform much better.

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Specifications

Product Bontrager SE4 Team Issue 2017 Tire
Riding Type Trail
Wheel Size 26", 27.5" (650b), 29"
Tire Width
  • 2.2 inches
  • 2.35 inches
  • 2.3 inches
Tubeless Compatible Yes
Bead Aramid Clincher
Durometer 55a (26" and 29") or 62a/50a (27.5")
Sidewall Core Strength sidewall and sub-tread protection for lightweight durability, 60 TPI
Weight
  • 1 lb 12.9 oz (819 g)
  • 2 lb 1.2 oz (941 g)
  • 1 lb 14.2 oz (855 g)
  • 1 lb 15 oz (880 g)
  • 2 lb 4.4 oz (1,033 g)
Miscellaneous The Tubeless Ready SE4 Team Issue tire offers strength, durability, and fast-rolling efficiency in a super-strong enduro package. Core Strength protection for sidewall reinforcement and fracture-resistant sub-tread make SE4 Trek World Racing's enduro tire of choice on courses that require DH toughness and all-mountain speed.

Key Features:
- A robust enduro tire that excels in loose and rocky conditions
- Aggressive tread design provides confident cornering and braking traction in demanding terrain
- Tubeless Ready (TLR) for easy tubeless setup and puncture protection
- Core Strength has sidewall and sub-tread protection for lightweight durability

*Updated in 2016
Price
  • $69.99
  • $74.99
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