Hutchinson Top Speed Tires - Clincher

2.75/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

Hutchinson Top Speed Puncture Resistant Tire is the tire for the road is you want to reduce flats. The fine lateral tread pattern of the TOP SPEED ensures the fast dispersion of water and improved handling on slick surfaces. 4 EXTRUSION technology increa


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Little Bunny Foo Foo a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2010

Strengths:    I got them cheap.

Weaknesses:    Weak tire with high rolling resistance. Easily cut.

Bottom Line:   
I bought them simply because they are cheap and light. I neglected to put rolling resistance into the equation and forgot to look that up. These tires are slow, slow, slow. They are the second slowest 700c tire I've used (after the Forte Kevlar tire). To be honest, I don't even like training on these tires because of how they bog me down. I occasionally use these on my commuter, but I almost would rather just leave my 700x37 tires on there for the extra comfort.

Additionally, they cut very easily. I've put more miles all my other tire and combined this pair has more and deeper cuts than all of them. It's not like they don't see the same roads, but I am unsatisfied with these. I plan to put these tires on any of my bikes once I sell it. About the only thing I can say is that I have yet to get a flat with them, but we all know how subjective that is and how quickly it can change.

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Favorite Ride:   Whatever I feel like at the time

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Continental GP4000, Forte Kevlar, Vittoria Rubino Pro, Vresden Somethingorother.

Bike Setup:   Felt F90 with a couple changes to make it faster/more tri worthy


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Okie Dokie a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Very fragile

Bottom Line:   
Have gone through 4 of these tires. All were destroyed by cuts at relatively low mileage.

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Favorite Ride:   Freewheel

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Bike Setup:   Orbea Opal


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

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2008

Strengths:    Flat resitance, durable, inexpensive. A great value in a training tire.

Weaknesses:    Ride isn't silky smooth, but it's certainly acceptable for such a durable tire.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a big guy at 275lbs, so tires don't last me near as long as most folks, but I've had great luck with these. I bought the 25mm size, with the kevlar belt. I put these on approx 6months ago, and have put aorund 2500 miles on them. I just replaced the rear, as it was starting to get pretty squared off, but still looked fine. I just prefer to change my tires well before they are worn out. In any case, I've not had a single flat since I started using these tires. The front now has over 3k miles and should still be good for another 2k I would guess. The tread and sidewalls have held up great, even on the one I changed. The ride seemed OK, not fantastic, though at 275 lbs, my first requirement is durability and flat resistance. BTW, I just ordered 4 more, as nashbar had them on sale for $11!

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Favorite Ride:   70 degrees,blue skies, tailwinds

Purchased At:   greenfish sports



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by percivilla a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap, light, quality on my set seems good, flat resistance has been good, easy to mount, rear is just starting to flatten out and the front looks really good.

Weaknesses:    kinda slow, kinda noisy, thin sidewalls if you ride where there are bigger rocks.

Bottom Line:   
Have about 1200kms on these so far, dont seem to be the fastest rolling and are kinda noisy. Replaced one after about 200kms because the sidewall had an abrasion which had partly cut through the casing. Despite all this though and despite being 180lbs I have not had a single flat after riding mostly crappy rock strewn shoulders at 120 psi in the rear and 115 psi front. there are a couple of small cuts in them but no problems. Didnt really have any great expectations from these as they are a cheap low tpi tire so relly they have been not bad. Will probably replace these with schwalbe ultremo or conti 4000's.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   scwalbe ultremo, conti 3000/4000, vittoria rubino and zaffiro, specialized mondo (profile feels weird)

Bike Setup:   Giant tcr full ultegra, Easton EA90 SL wheelset.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dan Miller a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2008

Strengths:    easy to take off rim

Weaknesses:    quality

Bottom Line:   
This tire came on my 2007 Giant TCR A0. I just noticed a bulge on my front tire. On closer inspection, there are a number of areas on both front and rear tires that look thin/weak. I have put approx 2,500 miles on them, but think they should have lasted much longer. With all of the great tires on market, I wouldn't advise anyone to purchase this one.

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Favorite Ride:   TOSRV

Purchased At:   Breakaway Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase

Bike Setup:   2007 Giant TCR A0



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