19 February 2023
Hutchinson’s complete range of gravel tires is now available in 700 x 50mm versions for the first time. The larger size is available across Hutchinson’s entire gravel range and is well-suited to the increasingly popular field of gravel e-biking.
Crafted in the pursuit of increased comfort and unparalleled versatility, the larger size is now available across Hutchinson’s entire gravel range, without compromising on tried and tested performance and technology. The Tundra, Touareg, and Overide tires are now available in 50mm versions, with the same bi-compound technology and Hardskin protection as the smaller sizes.
The Tundra is a highly versatile tire that is well-suited to technical, wet and rocky trails.
It features a knobby tread that provides excellent grip in turns and on difficult terrain, making it a popular choice for adventurous riders who enjoy exploring off-road. In addition to its excellent traction, the Tundra also features Hardskin protection to help prevent punctures and ensure a reliable ride, even on the toughest terrain.
The Touareg is an all-terrain tire that provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, including mixed surfaces of gravel and road.
The Hutchinson Touareg gravel tire is designed with a smooth central profile that offers low rolling resistance on hard surfaces, while the more aggressive side knobs provide excellent grip on softer terrain. The Touareg is a popular choice among gravel cyclists who are looking for a reliable tire that can handle a variety of terrain types, and it’s the tire of choice for many gravel racers. The Touareg’s Hardskin protection also helps to prevent punctures and ensure a reliable ride, making it an ideal choice for adventurous cyclists who demand performance and reliability.
The Overide is a fast and lightweight all-terrain tire that is designed to offer excellent grip on a variety of surfaces, from road to gravel to hard-packed dirt. Its smooth central tread offers low rolling resistance, making it an ideal choice for riders who are looking to cover ground quickly. At the same time, the Overide’s side knobs provide excellent cornering grip, ensuring that riders can handle turns with ease.
In addition to the individual benefits of the Tundra, Touareg, and Overide tires, Hutchinson also recommends mix and matching the tires for optimal performance in different terrain types. By choosing different tire combinations, riders can achieve a more dialed-in performance that is tailored to their specific needs.
One popular mix and match combination is the Tundra on the front wheel and the Touareg on the rear wheel. This combination provides excellent grip and control on technical and rocky trails, while also offering good traction on mixed surfaces. Another popular combination is the Touareg on the front wheel and the Overide on the rear wheel. This combination provides a surefooted front end and fast rolling speed at the rear, making it ideal for riders who want to cover ground quickly on mixed surfaces.
By mix and matching different tire combinations, riders can achieve a more customized and dialed-in performance that is tailored to their specific riding needs and terrain types. Hutchinson’s MTB-inspired mix and matching is an excellent way to get the most out of your gravel bike and enjoy a more versatile and reliable ride.
With the launch of the 700 x 50mm versions of these tires, Hutchinson now offers increased comfort and unparalleled versatility for gravel cyclists. Riders can now reach new levels of rugged exploration, without sacrificing performance. The new tires retain the same performance benefits as the smaller models, including Hardskin protection to prevent punctures and bi-compound technology for reliable grip and durability.
The new size is well-suited to the increasingly popular field of gravel e-biking and opens up new riding opportunities for an extensive array of riders, from bikepackers to gravel adventurers, departing from pure race-ready performance to bolster comfort and encourage rugged exploration previously reserved solely for mountain bikes.
Built for adventure and a reliably plush ride, regardless of terrain, the new 700 x 50mm gravel tire range from Hutchinson is sure to be a hit with the gravel cycling community.