Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance Tubeless Road Tire
The Performance grade tires from Hutchinson are just that, in any configuration. If the Galactik is the race tire for optimal conditions, the Performance is the best all-around race-level tire that won't betray you on rougher roads or when a rain shower slicks up the surfaces. It also has a greater mileage rating, so it will last longer, with the same great feel. Hutchinson's Fusion 5 Performance Tubeless Ready Tire is driving racing cyclists and triathletes from both tubular and clincher tires, as more and more serious riders can see and experience the real benefits of road tubeless. You the simplicity of clinchers, without the tubes, and better puncture protection from sealant use. No tube/tire friction, and greater durability than tubulars. The new designs and rubber compounds push feel and performance close to the premium tubular level without the glue and challenge if you flat. Now, with the new 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 very 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 for that specific tire's purpose; weighing different levels of: Grip, Efficiency, Durability, Puncture resistance and Comfort. In the case of the Fusion 5 Performance Tubeless Ready Tire, the rubber carries the day, gets more assistance in the tread rubber than the Galactik for longevity, and puncture protection is augmented by the Kevlar Pro Tech protection belt. The butyl sealing liner is joined by the flexible reinforced breaker belt for additional flat protection under the center tread. The Performance tread design is advanced with a similar tread pattern as the Galactik, but more closely spaced, with directional voids that truly improve cornering grip and wet weather performance, but is designed for great all-around racing activity.
The Fusion 5 Performance Tubeless Tire is the best balanced of the Fusion 5 for overall durability and protection with great feel, grip, and low rolling resistance. 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 295 grams in a 700x23, this tire truly hits the ultimate 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 210 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 all season long, we highly recommend the Fusion 5 Performance Tubeless Ready Tire. The feel is superb, the grip excellent, protection is great, and the low rolling resistance is notable. If you race in ideal conditions and want the fastest version, we may recommend the Galactik, as it has the same rubber compound, casing and overall feel, but is lighter, a touch faster and more efficient and a shade lighter. For true 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 all season long, and in all but the worst road 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
- Moderately 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
- Kevlar Pro Tech belt under center zone adds serious puncture protection
- 127 tpi fine fiber nylon casing is supple and makes installation easier
- Very low rolling resistance without sacrificing comfort, protection, or road grip
- Can be used with tube if desired, or in emergencies
- Hutchinson recommends tubeless use with their Protect Air Max Sealant only
- Sizes: 700x23, 700x25
- Color: Black
- Weight: 295g 700x23, 315g 700x25
- Made in France