Tubeless Ready technology requires sealant to seal the casing. The sealant does double-duty by also providing puncture protection. Tubeless Ready technology was created to provide the highest levels of performance and weight reduction for a MTB tire. Latex sealant is used to create an airtight casing as opposed to a butyl liner on the inside of the tire as with a normal Tubeless tire. Hutchinson recommends the use of Protect’Air Max to seal the tire. The final result is a Tubeless setup that is the lightest and most performing on the market today.
A standard MTB tubetype tire (i.e. with an inner tube) Air Light tires are standard tube required tires. They’re not casing reinforced to reduce weight and deliver a good tire for light XC, training and recreational riding.
Tubeless technology that uses a butyl liner to seal the casing. This is first generation tubeless MTB technology. Tubeless Light second generation tubeless technology that was developed to optimize performance (lower rolling resistance), increase comfort (lower pressure), tire compliance (more forgiving ride). And finally safety, if the tire punctures, the tire will remain on the rim.
Hardskin fabric placed bead to bead and under the tread on the tire.
Reinforces the casing to minimise cuts and holes in the casing that might puncture the tube. Hardskin (HSK) technology adds an additional layer of puncture resistant fabric to the casing of the tire.
The reputation of the Hutchinson brand is no longer just to do with the
MTB world or the biggest champions, a majority of amateur racers trust our
The VTT 2017 range will know how to satisfy your needs, Whatever the terrain,
based on the know-how of the brand in terms of compounds, reinforcements
Mostly developed and produced in France, our products are a sign of quality
and technicality. Our teams are permanently working to improve them,
taking into account the evolution of practices and the feedback from our
ambassadors and athlete partners.