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16 April 2024

Crafted for Victory: New Python 3 and Python Race

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Welcome to the next chapter in the legendary story of the Hutchinson Python tyre.

For decades, the Python has been synonymous with excellence in XC racing, propelling riders to Olympic and World Cup victories. Now, we’re thrilled to introduce the latest evolution of this iconic tyre: the Python Race and the Python 3. Crafted for victory and designed for the modern era, these tyres represent the pinnacle of XC tyre technology.

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The Legacy of the Python

Since its inception in the 1990s, the Hutchinson Python has been a cornerstone of XC racing. From Paola Pezzo’s Olympic gold medal to numerous World Cup triumphs, the Python has consistently delivered unparalleled performance on the racecourse. Its success is a testament to its exceptional design and unwavering commitment to innovation.

Evolution for the Modern Era

As XC racing has evolved, so too has the Python. Recognizing the need for tyres better suited to modern riding conditions, we embarked on a journey to create the next generation of Python tyres. The result? The Python 3 and Python Race, meticulously engineered to meet the demands of today’s XC racers.

Race to Victory

Introducing the Python Race

Crafted for victory, the Python Race embodies the pinnacle of XC racing performance, meticulously engineered to excel on the world’s most demanding racecourses. Designed exclusively for elite-level XC racing, this tyre represents the culmination of Hutchinson’s tireless pursuit of speed, precision, and uncompromising performance. As the tyre of choice for the 2024 XCO World Cups and the highly anticipated summer Olympics in Paris, the Python Race has already proven its mettle on the global stage, with Savilia Blunk securing an impressive 2nd place at Mairiporã, Brazil – her most significant achievement to date.

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Featuring a super-lightweight construction weighing in at just 600g, the Python Race is purpose-built for speed, with an ultra-low profile central tread that ensures unmatched rolling efficiency. Its 2.4″ generous volume allows for excellent deformation at low pressures, enhancing traction and maneuverability through technical terrain and obstacles. Engineered with Hutchinson’s RRXC compound and a 3×127 TPI construction, this tyre delivers uncompromising grip and control, even in the most challenging conditions.

But the Python Race isn’t just about speed – it’s about dominance.

With its super low profile 1.5mm central tread and more prominent side knobs, this tyre offers unparalleled cornering grip and stability, allowing riders to push their limits with confidence. Available exclusively in a 29” x 2.4″ size and in Black, the Python Race is the ultimate weapon for those who demand nothing but the best in XC racing performance. Dominate the competition and unleash your full potential with the Python Race from Hutchinson.

Learn more about the Python Race.

The Legacy Continues

Meet the Python 3

Continuing the rich legacy of the iconic Python tyre, the Python 3 emerges as its direct successor, carrying forward the winning tradition of its predecessor. Born from decades of innovation and countless victories, the Python 3 is a testament to Hutchinson’s commitment to excellence in XC tyre technology. Versatile yet performance-driven, this tyre strikes the perfect balance between speed, grip, and comfort, making it the ideal choice for both racing and recreational riding.

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Building upon the renowned design of the original Python, the Python 3 features several enhancements tailored to meet the demands of modern XC riding. Its updated, wider central tread design ensures continual ground contact, providing increased braking surface and bite while maintaining ample space for mud clearance. The redesigned side knobs offer improved grip and more progressive handling, enhancing overall control and confidence on the trail.

But it’s not just about performance – the Python 3 also prioritizes durability and puncture protection.

Utilizing Hutchinson’s proprietary RRXC compound and a 3×66 TPI casing, this tyre offers a perfect balance of flexibility and weight, ensuring a smooth and responsive ride on any terrain. The addition of a bead-to-bead Hardskin protection layer further enhances durability, making the Python 3 the perfect choice for technical courses and rugged trails.

Available in both Black and Tan Wall editions, the Python 3 comes in 2.3″ and 2.4″ sizes, catering to a wide range of preferences and riding styles. Whether you’re tackling challenging XC races or embarking on epic trail adventures, the Python 3 is your trusted companion for conquering the trails with confidence and style. Join the legacy of champions and experience the next evolution of XC tyre technology with the Python 3 from Hutchinson.

Learn more about the Python 3.

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Crafted for Victory

Whether you’re vying for podium finishes or seeking adventure on the trails, the Python 3 and Python Race are the tyres that will take you there.

With their innovative design, cutting-edge technology, and unrivaled performance, these tyres are truly crafted for victory.
Join us as we usher in a new era of XC racing with the Python 3 and Python Race. With their legendary heritage and groundbreaking features, these tyres are set to redefine the standards of excellence in XC tyre technology. Don’t settle for anything less than the best – choose Hutchinson Python tyres and unleash your full potential on the trails.

Photos credits : Olivier Béart – Fred Machabert – Origine Cycles

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