Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold Tires - Clincher

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-6 of 6  
[May 12, 2004]
hkwan
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Smooth ride, confident grip

Weakness:

I read from other reviews they puncture easily. Stay tuned for further info...

Just bought the Hutchinson Gold Elite Carbons. Put 40 miles on them last night and today. So far, excellent tires; smooth roll, confident cornering. No visible nicks after gravelly and glass strewn route across Dumbarton bridge and through EPA. I weigh 156 lbs.

Similar Products Used:

Old Conti's: Don't remember which model, but they were my favorite overall tires. Old Michelins: Don't remember model but nothing gripped like Michelins. Nothing wore faster either. Sidewalls don't last more than a few hundred miles.

[Nov 28, 2003]
PBR322
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Very grippy in both the dry and the wet. Very low rolling resistance. Tyre very easy to remove from the wheel(see weaknesses).

Weakness:

Very puncture prone and I mean VERY.

This is a high performance tyre which has inspiring grip, however this is compromised by the fragility. A 'Sunday Best' tyre where have to you know the quality of road before you set off.

[Oct 23, 2003]
soulsurfer104
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

rolling resistance, price, kinda look cool

Weakness:

PUNCTURE RESISTANCE, cornering, MADE IN FRANCE!

i wrote a review earlier in which i praised these tires. please disregard it. these are the worst tires on the face of this earth. for the first few weeks, sure they were great, but then after only maybe 2-300 miles of riding, they were covered with knicks and cuts. also, they are very prone to flats. i have gotten a flat on every one of the last three rides i have been on, not counting my most recent ride, in which my rear tire just blew off the rim while i was descending at 30mph. luckily, i didn't eat it. im fed up with these p.o.s. tires and am going to switch to GP3000s as soon as i have the money. i have no idea how they can use these tires in the tour, and how lance didnt flat out after he rode across that pasture on these cheap tires. please do yourself a favor and do not purchase these tires. all in all, THEY SUCK.

Similar Products Used:

nada

[Sep 11, 2003]
Jess
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Zero rolling resistance, lightweight, cornering, colors, price

Weakness:

quick wear, punctures easy

Great racing tire with lots of grip. Felt very steady on hard turns, so much so I did not even think twice about leaning hard into the real sharp turns. Very light and they come in great colors. I had the postal version on the bike when I got it and then got the gold version when they wore out. The bad news, they wear very fast and just about anything will flat them. Race tire only.

Similar Products Used:

Carbon Comp, Vittoria tech pro, ultra 2000

[Aug 08, 2003]
GaBike
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Tires still brand new when they cut, when I removed the tire and inspected the interior, it looks like the rubber was breaking down. Lots of rubber crumbs.

Recieved tires as a gift. front tire lasted 250 miles, rear tire lasted 400 miles. Both had nasty gashes.

Similar Products Used:

Many types, too many to remember or list.

[Aug 06, 2003]
Jeff
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight, great wear, can be found at reasonable prices. Thanks Supergo!

Weakness:

Still looking for a weakness. Maybe someone who has tried these in wet conditions can write in.

I've just hit 1,000 miles on these tires! They've been great. Obviously better than normal wear, some shallow cuts. Grips great while cornering except on hard pack dirt (what was I thinking!?!). Just about to put on a new set due to wear (I'm keeping the old ones for emergency backup). I can't imagine switching to any other tire.

Similar Products Used:

Michelin Axial Carbon, Michelin Axial Pro

Roadbikereview Newsletter

Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.