Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless Road Tire
When Tubeless Ready meets Speed, Low rolling resistance and Performance, the Galactik stands alone.#39; Hutchinson's Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless Ready Tire is being widely hailed as the superior road Tubeless Ready tire for road race and triathlon. With the new HDF 5.3 ElevenSTORM® rubber compound, Hutchinson significantly advanced it;'s excellent predecessor, HDF-5, and elevated expectations of how tubeless benefits competitive road cyclists.
Hutchinson pioneered the Road Tubeless tire system in partnership with Shimano and has the deepest development and production experience with the system. Their flat carbon bead system is designed work perfectly with Road Tubeless Ready rims, and won't stretch with use, preventing accidental roll off, even in case of a serious flat tire situation. As with all tubeless tires, there is no internal friction from tube/tire interaction, so though the rubber features a larger grain surface for enhanced grip it is still a decently efficient tire.
The 127tpi casing is the perfect structure for the Fusion 5 series. The casing offers a consistently round shape, with more than enough suppleness under pressure, yet enough strength to feel substantial. The rubber system overall is the dynamic ElevenSTORM® compound and Hutchinson considers this compound to be the pinnacle of development for their tires, offering their best combination in the 5 performance highlights of a tire: Grip, Efficiency, Durability, Puncture resistance and Comfort. In the case of the Galactik TLR the rubber carries the day. The butyl sealing liner is joined by the flexible reinforced breaker belt for additional flat protection under the center tread. The tread design is advanced with wider spaced, directional voids that improve mildly cornering grip and wet weather performance, but is overall designed for low rolling resistance and speed, speed, speed.
The Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless Tire sacrifices some overall durability and protection with the lighter breaker belt, but that is always the trade-off for speed and lighter weight. The use of Hutchinson's Protect Air Max Sealant can quickly fill small punctures and help provide a premier seal at the bead. At just 285 grams in a 700x25, this tire truly hits the racer's balance of grip, durability, protection, weight and performance. When you factor in the average road tube at just over 100 grams, this is the equivalent of about a 200 gram clincher tire with tube or tubular, when you use sealant.
Road Tubeless tires should be used with Road Tubeless rims for optimal safety and performance. As with all products, Road Tubeless tires have greatly improved in the technology's life span. The Fusion 5 series from Hutchinson stands apart, and ElevenSTORM sets a new standard for tread rubber. For race day in optimal conditions, we highly recommend the Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless Ready Tire. The feel is superb, the grip excellent, and the low rolling resistance is notable. If you race in sub optimal conditions on a regular basis or just prefer a better all-around tire, we may recommend the Performance version, as it has the same rubber compound, casing and overall feel, but a little more wet weather grip and the addition of Kevlar protection. For training, check out the All Season version, which again shares the important rubber and casing attributes, but adds more tread grip and overall durability. As these tires share so many crucial components and the ElevenSTORM compound, you can move comfortably among them based on conditions or every day need with very little adjustment in rider trust or adjustment.
- Advanced road Tubeless Ready tire optimized for road racing or triathlon events in optimal weather and surface conditions
- ElevenSTORM® rubber compound balances grip, efficiency, puncture resistance, comfort with impressive wear and durability.
- 1.6mm max tread thickness leads to smooth ride, impressive feel
- Widely spaced trad voids aid rubber in increasing cornering grip, but the tread itself favors speed and low rolling resistance
- Carbon bead technology prevents bead stretch under any circumstance
- Reinforced nylon belt under center zone adds additional protection
- Hardskin sidewall protection, crucial with lower pressures.
- 127 tpi fine fiber nylon casing is supple and makes installation easier
- Very low rolling resistance without sacrificing comfort, speed, or dry road grip
- Can be used with tube if desired, or in emergencies
- Hutchinson recommends tubeless use with their Protect Air Max Sealant only
- Size: 700x25
- Color: Black
- Weight: 245 grams
- Made in France