At 320 threads per inch the handmade R4 is at the very top end
of tyre construction.
The higher the TPI count the thinner the thread used to make the
tyre casing, and the more supple and lightweight it will be.
So why aren't all tyres high thread count? Well, high TPI is
harder to manufacture, and as with everything in cycling there is a
trade-off; lighter casings traditionally mean less durability.
Advances in thread technology mean that the R4 can maintain the
suppleness and responsiveness you'd expect from a 320TPI tyre,
whilst delivering much improved strength and reliability. This is
still very much a race-focused tyre, but Bontrager have got the
balance just right, making this a very practical choice for those
looking to go fast.
- Lightweight, 320TPI, hand-built clincher
- Excellent for road and criterium racing
- Super supple polyamide synthetic fibre reinforcement for added
- Hard-Case Lite protects against punctures with superior,
lightweight, sub-tread material