Hutchinson Equinox Tires - Clincher

2.56/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99


Product Description

Hutchinson Equinox Kevlar Bead Tire 700 x 23c: Great Road training tire with a droplet profile for improved grip. Dual compound rubber with Kevlar ProTech puncture shield. 33 tpi casing.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by john c

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2013

Strengths:    Look good

Weaknesses:    Flimsy, slow

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line, I bought one of these tyres last night to replace my Vittoria fortezza which had given me 1000'a of miles of service, hopped on the bike this morning looking forward to trying out my new tyres. Over a twenty mile commute on good roads I lost nearly 2mph off my average and when I arrived into work there was a split in the tyre wall. Now I don't claim to be the best cyclist in the world, but I've been at it long enough to know that the results speak for themselves. In truth, there's only one word to describe these tyres but, unfortunately i wouldn't be allowed to post it on this site. Its back to the shop for me I'm afraid.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Binks

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2012

Strengths:    cheap - €16.90 (£14 stirling) in Decathlon in France.
Easy to fit without being sloppy, grip as good as any others.
Light - only 250g


Weaknesses:    sidewalls a little thin,



Bottom Line:   
I have bought these when in France (see the price from Decathlon) and done thousands of miles on them. I can't honestly say I have noticed any difference between these and more expensive Michelins, but possibly these give a slightly harder ride, but that may be because they don't seem quite as fat as the same same size (700 x 23) Michelins.

Like any tyre, they are only as good as the next broken bottle you ride over!

I've just bought another at only 75% the cost of the next one above it on the rack, and will do so again.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2012

Strengths:    Durability, grip, price

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I read the older reviews here and I'm amazed that other people don't like these tires. I'm a newer rider and I picked up the equinoxes for ultra cheap on bonktown before they went out. I was building a bike and figured why not, they were cheap. They haven't let me down yet. Had some trouble getting one on, but I think that's my fault. I typically ride 100psi f/ 120 psi rr, and no flats after ~10 rides so far. I get great grip and plenty of cornering confidence, and I don't see any signs of significant or unexpected wear. I really couldn't ask for more from a pair of tires, but I'm not so concerned with weight or top speed, so maybe that's a factor?

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Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   bonktown

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Douglas Ti, Ouzo Pro, topolino wheels, Ultegra drivetrain


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johnnymellow

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2012

Strengths:    No problems in 2.5 seasons

Weaknesses:    Can't think of any

Bottom Line:   
I've put 5900kms on these tires. They came new on my road bike. I run them at 120psi. I'm 140lbs. I ride on varied road surfaces from smooth pavement, gravel, broken and cracked ashphalt. I've had them out in massive downpours of rain. I've never had an issue with these tires ever. Now they are starting to show some minor cracking in the sidewalls and I can't really read "Equinox" on the sidewall. Time for replacements. I'll try some Conti's just to compare but at close to twice the price I'm not sure you can beat this value. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Bowen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, easy to install, relatively light

Weaknesses:    Cheap, rear wheel drift on wet surfaces.

Bottom Line:   
These tires came with my Tommaso Volo, bought 16 months ago. I've ridden the bike for 4,800km with these tires in Vancouver area, Palm Springs and the back roads and hills of Tuscany. I had low expectations for them, given their low price and generally poor reviews. But they held up well and probably still have several hundred miles left on them. I had three punctures (two near Palm Springs). I think I've been lucky, but am not tempting fate - just installed Gaterskins.

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Favorite Ride:   Tuscany

Similar Products Used:   Continental Gaterskins (folding)




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