Bontrager Reviews and News


Bontrager’s debuts Flatline Shoes, New Rally MIPS helmet


While Bontrager makes some of our favorite tires, the brand does far more than cycling components. They also produce shoes and helmets.

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Bontrager Drop Line dropper post review


As long as your bike runs a 31.6 diameter seatpost, the Drop Line is an excellent and affordable choice with one of the easiest setups of any dropper post out there.

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Hot new wheels, tires, hubs, plugs and more – part 1


Check out this round-up of what is new and cool from Kenda, Stan’s, Schwalbe, American Classic, Dynaplug, and others.

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Bontrager Line Pro Carbon wheelsets


Bontrager has been quietly improving their wheel line from the hub to the rim. This year though, they went big with carbon wheels at a mind-blowing price of $1200 a pair for the All Mountain wheels and $700 a pair for the XC wheels.

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Bontrager Line Pro handlebar and stem review


Last year’s introduction of Line Pro bike components is a big step forward for the Bontrager brand, an excellent line of products worthy of Keith Bontrager’s reputation for quality. Does this continue the momentum?

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Bontrager Rapid Pack review


It’s not a new idea but it seems like the folks at Bontrager got the fanny pack design right on for mountain bikers. Read on and find out why we think it can carry your bottle and gear efficiently.

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NICA high school mountain biking more than just sport


The most popular sport at Corner Canyon High School isn’t football or soccer—it’s mountain biking. Earlier this year, Trek traveled to Draper, Utah, to meet the CCHS Chargers and make a film about mountain bike racing.

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Bontrager Line Pro flat pedals review


Flat pedals are gaining ground, as more riders strive learn to handle a bike without being clipped in. Bontrager offers a no-frills pedal option with its Line Pro. See how they perform in this Mtbr review.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Dropper Post


The dropper post went from nice to have to an essential piece of equipment in a few short years. Now, we have a crop of reliable posts that will help maximize the mountain bike experience. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter


It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter


Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post


Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels review


If you can live with the loud color scheme, the Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels are a terrific upgrade for any 29+ bike. Find out why in our full review.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides


Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Ultimate winter apparel for freezing rides


Unless you live in a perpetually warm locale, dressing for wintertime rides can be tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of gear that’s worked great for us on freezing rides.

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides


Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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5 Superb High-End Night Riding Lights


When money is no object there are plenty of light options out there. Reliability, brightness, and beam quality are key considerations for riders who take night riding seriously. Here are the five best lights we’ve tested this season.

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6 quick spinning fat bike wheels


For any wheeled vehicle, lowering rotational weight is one of the best ways to spend upgrade dollars. Just like on road and traditional mountain bikes, fat bikes benefit from lighter wheels.

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10 top notch fat bike tires


Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Bright lights for riding at night


Keep your bike riding gift getter safe and seen with our brightest Holiday Guide, featuring the best headlights and tail lights.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie


Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Genius stocking stuffers under $50


Holiday gift guides for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what’s really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your shopping list already has something? Well, here are some affordable gift ideas that every mountain biker needs.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Ultimate cold weather gear and apparel


Don’t let Old Man Winter or Jack Frost take a nip out of your gift getter’s winter riding season. Instead help outfit them with gear and apparel that will make the next snow day a great day on the bike.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Indispensable tools for the home mechanic


Just like clearing that tricky climb without dabbing, there’s something tremendously satisfying about having the right tool for the job. Not only does it simplify general maintenance, but it makes wrenching feel like less of a chore — and saves trips to the bike shop. Here are 10 great gift ideas for the gearhead in your life.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel


This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700 RT


Going up in price with a sophisticated remote, the Ion 700 RT is the same compact light that can now be part of a unified system of lights.

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2015 Bike Lights Shootout


The 2015 Bike Lights Shootout is here! It is quite an exciting crop of lights as lights are getting lighter with improved beam patterns. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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Photo Gallery: Gear of the 2015 Global Fat Bike Summit


Along with big wheeled bikes, there was lots of unique gear and apparel on display at the Global Fat Bike Summit in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system


Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Lights


Our best recommendations for bike lighting gifts for your friends or yourself this holiday season.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers


Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets


Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700


Sporting a big beam pattern, the Bontrager Ion 700 delivers with the smallest package and the lowest price in the 700 Lumen category.

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First Look: Bontrager Jackalope wheel and Hodag fat tire


Bontrager introduces a true tubeless wheel and tire system for fatbikes.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Video: Bontrager Flash Charger Tubeless Pump


The Bontrager Flash Charger floor pump fills up an auxiliary tank up to 160psi to deliver a shot of air to seat tubeless tires consistently. Here’s our first test of this pump.

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Contest: Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 wheelset giveaway


Enter the Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 Wheelset giveaway. Entering is easy and you could be rolling on these brand new wheels!

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First Look: Bontrager Rally and Lithos all mountain helmets


Bontrager releases their long-awaited All Mountain helmets with an excellent price point Rally model and an innovative Lithos lid.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway – Round Two


Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway 26-27.5-29. Your choice.


Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700


It is a tiny light that is manufactured to the highest standards. It is a bright light in a tiny package. It’ll fit on your bars, your helmet or in your pocket. At the price of $100, it trumps all of the competition in the 700 Lumen category.

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Bontrager G5 Downhill Tire Unveiled


Introduction by Francis Cebedo Over the past few months, Michael Browne of Bontrager has been very enthusiastic about showing me their new line of tires. They’ve been working with Frank Stacy on a revamp of their whole tire line. Stacy brought on a whole wealth of knowledge about rubber technology and tire design and he […]

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Featured User Reviews: Shimano PD-M540 Pedal – Sun-Ringle Charger Pro Wheelset


I been using these exclusively for over 8 months and I love them. They have been banged on rocks and had mud in them with no issues. I use these on downhill as well and I feel secure even though I know I should be on something with a larger platform like the Mallets by CB.

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Featured User Reviews: Bontrager XR1 Tires – SRAM X0 Twist Shifters


Winners of the Bontrager Write-A-Review Contest! Congrats to “afullsodacan” and “FLLMTR”, the Week 4 winners of Bontrager’s Write-a-Review Contest! “FLLMTR” winner of a Bontrager Evoke Saddle and “afullsodacan” winner of a Set of Bontrager Tires were chosen at random for their reviews of the Bontrager XR1 Tires and the SRAM X0 Twist Shifters!

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Featured User Reviews: Formula RO Brakes – Fox Racing Launch Armor


Winners of the Bontrager Write-A-Review Contest! Congrats to “Uphill=sad” and “PeytonP”, the Week 3 winners of Bontrager’s Write-a-Review Contest! “PeytonP” winner of a Bontrager Evoke Saddle and “Uphill=sad” winner of a Set of Bontrager Tires were chosen at random for their reviews of the Fox Racing Launch Knee Shin Guards and the Formula RO Disc […]

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Bontrager Write-a-Review Contest Winners – Week 2!


Congrats to “speedsterR” and “Cormac”, the Week 2 winners of Bontrager’s Write-a-Review Contest! “speedsterR” winner of a Bontrager Evoke Saddle and “Cormac” winner of a Set of Bontrager Tires were chosen at random for their reviews of the Easton Haven Carbon wheels and the Sette Element MTB shoes! User Review: Easton Carbon Haven Wheels by […]

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Bontrager Tires, Saddles, Shoes and Helmets


Bontrager had a very strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this year and they are definitely making concerted efforts to get the word out about their new tires, saddles, shoes, helmets and other parts and gear. In fact, Bontrager is currently running a contest on Mtbr right now, so check out the Bontrager Swag […]

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Bontrager Write-a-Review Contest Winners – Week 1!


Congrats to “csledd281″ and “nicco2go”, the Week 1 winners of Bontrager’s Write-a-Review Contest! “csledd281″ winner of a Bontrager Saddle and “nicco2go” winner of a Set of Bontrager Tires were chosen at random for their reviews of the Niner Jet 9 and the Trek Sawyer 29er! User Review: Niner Jet 9 29er Full Suspension by csledd281 Price: $N/A […]

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