In addition to the prototype Rockrider XC and enduro mountain bikes we spotted at Roc d’Azur, and all the other cool bags and gadgets , there were a few prototype components hanging around.
Here’s the scoop on upcoming Hutchinson road, gravel & mountain bike tires, brakes from an auto supplier, and an inverted EXT suspension fork… Future Hutchinson road, gravel & MTB tires
Hutchinson has a lot in the pipeline. They’re testing new construction and tech for the Olympic athletes, with the Skeleton (rear) and Kraken XC tires running on Julia Gregoire’s BH.
The Kraken will be coming in 2.4 for next year, and a full XC line reboot is planned for 2024. There’s also a completely new down country tire coming next year.
Pro EWS racer Isabeau Courdurier is testing new versions of the Griffus. The tread pattern looks the same as the current version, but they’re always tinkering with casing construction, materials, and rubber compounds.
The Hutchinson Challenger tube-type road tire is out now, but a tubeless version that’ll be made in France and be higher end will come out next year and replace the long-running Sector, which was one of the very first mass produced tubeless tires and a very popular model for them.
The Tundra gravel tire was introduced earlier this year with 700×40 and 700×45 sizes, but will grow to have a 700×50 option in 2023. Prototype EXT ERA Upside Down fork No specs, no details, just a prototype EXT inverted long travel mountain bike fork on display next […]