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Take it to the streets with Bontrager's H2 tire. It's got a lightweight and supple casing that tames asphalt anywhere you choose to roam. The durable, smooth-riding tread makes it versatile too, suitable for wet or dry pavement.
I recently bought a quality starter mountain bike that came with stubby tires. I got these thinking I'd switch out when I want to go from single track to the pavement around my neighborhood. But I've not switched back yet.
I've ended up taking these on moderate single track and they held up suprisingly well. I like them because I can go from the pavement to offroad with no problems because I'm cautious since the slick rubber can slide on roots if you hit them at the wrong angle.
They do not handle mud at all but considering they are made for pavement (and wet pavement) this doesn't detract from my grade.
I've not had trouble with flats yet. I use a protective lining between the tire and the innertube. I think most low-end tires would give you flats without this lining.
Overall I'm very pleased considering the price. I can pedal down the street and when I see a dirt path leading off into the woods, I'm not afraid to see where it goes.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
As with other posts I've seen, the "Bontrager" tires seem to be excessively prone to flats. The H2 boasts "triple protection" against flats but I've had more flats then all my other tires COMBINED, on mainly paved roads and lite trails. VERY DISAPPOINTED!
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend