Hutchinson has released the Tundra, a new gravel tyre that is said to allow riders to take on muddy trails and rocky descents.
The brand’s journey into the gravel bike tyre category began with the Overide, for use on the road and off it. This was followed by the Touareg, designed for riding on hard-packed surfaces, and now the Tundra caters for the more technical end of the gravel-tyre spectrum.
Hutchinson says its new tubeless tyre is suitable for year-round use on gravel bikes and it achieves its technical capability while maintaining the speed for which the French brand’s tyres are known.
The tyre is available in 700x40mm and 700x45mm widths, and pricing starts at £39.95 / €44.99. Cross-country inspiration
Hutchinson says it has taken inspiration from its cross-country Black Samba mountain bike tyre in order to achieve the Tundra’s technical capability, specifically looking at the tread pattern.
The Tundra’s pattern bears resemblance to the Black Samba’s design, with tall knobs on the edge of the tyre and a ‘bee wing’ pattern in the centre of the tread.
However, Hutchinson says it has removed “all but the most important tread blocks” and reduced the number of knobs overall on the Tundra when compared to the Black Samba.It says it has done this in order to help the Tundra shed as much mud as possible and make the tyre suitable for riding in “swampy” conditions.The tall, lateral knobs on the side of the tyre are a signature of Hutchinson’s mountain bike tyres, having featured on […]