TFR riders rip it up on all-new rubber Watch Kade, Reece, and Evie push our new tires to the limit
Nothing’s better than fresh rubber, and we’re releasing several new Bontrager Team Issue tires this season. Awesome tech upgrades like re-designed tread patterns and all-new TM-Grip rubber compound deliver our best-ever speed, durability, and traction. Plus, we’re dropping our gnarliest SE Series tire yet—the SE6. But all that tech doesn’t matter unless it gobbles up trails with the best of the best, so we turned to the pros of Trek Factory Racing to put all-new SE5, SE6, and XR1 tires to the test.
Kade tears up any trail, any time. From full-on fast technical descents to jumps and park riding, he’s at home in the air and the rough stuff. Traction-packed SE5s are his perfect match, allowing him push every ride to the limit.
SE5’s dual-blocked center tread and aggressive side knobs grip deliver confident cornering and braking traction on gnarly trails, while the durable and strong Core Strength casing offers sub-tread and sidewall protection.
Reece shines when trail conditions are at their worst, proving his mettle by pinning it to win at the slick and muddy Downhill World Championships in 2020. SE6’s all-condition biting traction makes it Reece’s tire of choice for hitting the trail during wet Scottish winters.
SE6’s tread is our most aggressive yet. Two/three center tread plus biting side knobs deliver dependable traction and control in all types of terrain and trail conditions, while the Core Strength casing protects sidewalls and sub-tread.
Fast is fun, and Evie loves speed. She exploded through the World Cup ranks to win at the highest level, grinning a mega-watt smile all the way. Light and quick XR1s fuel Evie’s all-out efforts and instant accelerations, helping her push her bike faster and faster.
XR1 is an ultra-fast, ultra-light cross-country race tire. The smooth center tread rolls fast, a more aggressive side tread adds cornering confidence, and the Inner Strength casing delivers lightweight puncture protection.