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Review: All-new Hutchinson Tundra gravel tire scales down mountain bike tread for adventure

Review: All-new Hutchinson Tundra gravel tire scales down mountain bike tread for adventure

The new Hutchinson Tundra gravel tire expands their made-in-France gravel bike lineup with aggressively lugged tread scaled down from XC mountain bike tires. We’ve been…

Tuesday, Mar 22

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The new Hutchinson Tundra gravel tire expands their made-in-France gravel bike lineup with aggressively lugged tread scaled down from XC mountain bike tires. We’ve been riding the all-new adventure gravel tire on & off-road, and it offers a nice MTB-inspired sweet spot between gravel slicks and full-on MTB treads, perfect for gravel riders searching for more control without feeling slowed down. Hutchinson Tundra knobby gravel tire

Hutchinson designed the new Tundra gravel tire to give dropbar adventure riders more grip in loose gravel, muddy tracks, and technical terrain that bleeds into trail riding. But at the same time, it maintains a fast-rolling center for speed and efficiency on hardpack & asphalt. Tech details

c. Hutchinson The Tundra gets a much more complex tread design than we are used to seeing in a gravel tire (more common on MTB tires) with Hutchinson detailing: the hollowed-out center knobs for extra braking grip, radial braking lines (red) & gripping lines that provide control at all lean angles, and cut out buttressed side knobs for mountain bike-level cornering grip without weight penalties. Like the Touareg, the Tundra is a dual-compound gravel tire with fast-rolling 60ShA rubber to support the entire tread, topped off by softer 50ShA rubber on the shoulder & transition knobs for increased cornering grip. The tires get bead-to-bead puncture protection just like the Touareg and Hutchinson’s XC MTB tires. The new Tundra is available in two colors, both that share the same 127tpi casing construction – the tan sidewall Hardskin […]

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