Hutchinson Atom Tires - Clincher

DESCRIPTION

  • Superlight Road Racing tire with fast rolling slick tread
  • Kevlar ProTech 100% Kevlar anti-puncture shield inside the casing
  • Dual compound rubber, 127 tpi casing

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jun 21, 2013]
    Raymond Cox

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Low rolling resistance; light weight; good price

    Weakness:

    Short tire life - not to be confused with tire wear in my case.

    I had these tires on one of my eight bicycles that I ride regularly. They did perform well, only had one flat in the approx. 500 miles of use. BUT what did happen should never happen with a higher end tires. I had the front tire blow apart, right on the center of the tire casing. The rubber had separated apart from the belted underlying belts. Fortunately I was going slow when this happened. Close inspection other areas where separation was starting - along with lots of fine small cracks. Inspection of my rear tire showed these same small cracks (Both in the black rubber part, not the grey/silver rubber). Something like this just scares the heck out of me - what if this happened at a high speed? what if while cars/trucks we're close by or if this happened if fast pack of riders? DISASTER!!! They tires we're maybe 1 1/2 year old and only approx. 500 miles on them. I'll NEVER by these again!

    [Feb 17, 2013]
    Oliver Rink
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Low rolling resistance, puncture resistance, low pressure and soft ride

    Weakness:

    expensive, start to show wear at about 1200 miles; tough to set the bead without a compressor

    These are my first tubeless tires, and so far they have been a revelation. I've been able to increase my average speed on my favorite route by almost 2 mph. They roll so easy that I must really watch out for my speed on downhills. They look very thin when you first put them on, but at about 500 miles in they look like any normal 23 mm clincher. Before I put the Hutchinsons on, I average about 5 flats per year. After nearly 6 months and 1350 miles I've yet to experience a flat. One concern is the problem of fixing a blow out on the road, but so far so good. They are pricey, but if you hate to fix flats (like I do) and you want to increase your speed, try these out. I love them.

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    [Dec 31, 2011]
    Michael
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    wear as long as other race tires.
    lots of grip.

    Weakness:

    tubeless set up is time consuming

    Very positive experience. I've used Open Corsa and Gran Prix 3000 & 4000s tires. I'm using with tubeless set up. No flats in >1000miles. Rear tire is starting to 'square off'. Front in great shape still. Tires have plenty of grip.

    [Jul 20, 2011]
    Andrew
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Fast, handles well.

    Weakness:

    Relatively short lifetime

    Overall a great tire. Very fast and has great handling. They do wear fast and after about 1000 miles I can certainly tell the difference from when I first bought them.

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    Hutchinson fusion 2

    [May 07, 2010]
    agbagel
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Easy to convert/install, fast, comfy, lower psi

    Weakness:

    Losing air over a few nights, but improving

    A bit early to write a review (<300 miles), but I'm very impressed with them. I'll have to follow up.

    This the first of my tubeless tire conversions that did not require an air compressor. Mtb and cross, I had to head down to the local gas station to fire them up. Just a simple floor pump and away it went.

    A few weeks into it and it still loses air over a couple nights, but I do see improvement. When you first install the tire, they look way small, like 19cm. But with riding, the viagra kicks in and they grow over the next couple of rides. Never seen it before in other tires, but this is probably how tubeless works with the stiffer side walls. It just needs time to break in.

    These were put on my Rolf Vigor RS wheels with Stan's tape. Took maybe a bit more than 20 minutes total time to install. I've run with 110 psi and down to 60+ and never felt any issues. Generally, when my tubed tires would get below 100 psi, I could feel the wheels slosh in the corners.

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    [Sep 30, 2009]
    irepairbikes.com
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Grip, Ride, Puncture Protection (especially when using hutch fast'air.

    Weakness:

    a little lighter than ultralight tube+light clincher tire

    Previous review was for another tire. Performance never sold the tubeless Atom tire for $24.

    This is an excellent tubeless road tire - and now that there are some excellent tubeless road wheels, one should really give them a try. They ride as well as top tubulars, they get less flats than other tires, and they grip. I rode 3000 flat free miles on Fusion 2 tubeless tires and have yet to flat these in 700 miles.

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    [Feb 18, 2009]
    pacelinepat
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Fast, light, responsive. Corner well

    Weakness:

    possibly not great in wet conditions- slick pattern

    purchased 4 from performance at 24.00 each. Figured uf I didn't like them, I'm not out much. These are great tires. They grip well, although i haven't tried them in the rain yet. They are quite light, coming in at 175-179g. they are very lively and roll very fast. they are however 21mm wide, which takes a little getting used to. You don't even have to open your brake calipers! I have taken quite a few corners, and found them predictable. They also semm very tough for being so light and with the high TPI count.

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    Hutchinson carbon Comp, michelin pro3

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