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Hutchinson Tires(8 posts)

Hutchinson TiresJL
Jul 13, 2001 6:19 AM
Anyone use Hutchinson tires (particularly the Carbon Comp Golds)? They're on sale at Performance and seem like they're good tires. Just wondered if there were any experiences out there, as the tire review section doesn't seem to have them listed, only a "Krono" gold.


Krono CompsMike Prince
Jul 13, 2001 7:01 AM
I used some Krono Comp Air Lights earlier this year that rode wonderfully but did not last. I had several punctures on the front (?) tire and the rear had some significant wear inside 1000 miles. I do weigh 200 and am fairly rough on tires but for my money the good ride wasn't worth the other issues I had. Just my experience, I'm sure others here will have different views.
Krono Comp Air Lights, Supersonics, Axial Pro Lights, etcSteeve
Jul 13, 2001 7:58 AM
are all sub 200 gram (for 700-23) and are recommended by the mfgr for racing only. Most say that 1000 miles is about the life of such lightweight racing tires
re: Hutchinson Tiresd_alex
Jul 13, 2001 7:35 AM
I have a pair of nearly new Hutchinson Tempo tubulars, which came on a used wheelset I recently bought. For a fairly cheap tyre, they are reasonably good, much truer than other tyres in that price range (save the Tufo S22/Nashbar tubular house-brand model). I'll save these for training tyres, since it seems that anything sold as a "training" tubular these days is just plain garbage.
Hutchinson TiresTommyBoy
Jul 13, 2001 8:08 AM
The carbon tires are supposed to be much more puncture resistant, but I have no experience with them. Seems logical. Given that the regular price is $45, the manufacturer probably just have a bunch of them becuase no one wanted to buy yellow tires. They are, however, currently out of stock @ Performance. Did you notice that?
That was fast!!!JL
Jul 13, 2001 10:37 AM
I think when I looked last night they were still there. I don't need them right away, but I thought while the price was right...

Thanks for the info.
The Carbon air lites 125psik mand
Jul 13, 2001 8:49 AM
They wear very fast and easily cut so I would avoid them for use on long training rides. The rear wore out in less than 700 miles after a tear developed in one of the cuts. However, I thought they provided good performance for the price and only weigh 180 grams. Smooth feeling and grippy on corners. I was somewhat dissapointed but then again, I didn't use them for their intended use.
go for ittcr01
Jul 13, 2001 8:54 AM
I have been using the carbon comp blacks this season with much success. I have been using Michelin tires for the past 10 years (mostly axial pro's). I think I will stick with the Hutchinson's after trying them. The golds are a little heavier than the blacks but are a very very similar tires. I think you will like them.