Hutchinson Sector 28 Tubeless Tire
Aptly named after the sectors of Pave and cobbles in the famed Paris Roubaix classic, this tire is aimed to fulfill your needs on dirt, cobbles, rough pavement, chip seal and anything else you want to through at it. Interestingly enough, the Secteur 28 tires were originally designed for the FDJ racing team who were sponsored by Hutchinson for use in some European spring classics. They were never actually intended to be sold on a retail level, however, after witnessing significant growth in the tubeless tire market, Hutchinson decided to offer these for consumption by the general public.
The unique tread compound grips well in all conditions and has a very unique profile. The center bead is slick for fast rolling, while the corner bead has a micro, then macro dot-matrix like tread pattern for added grip when you're leaning the tire over in a turn.
The square carbon fiber bead profile on the Fusion 3 tubeless matches tubeless specific rims for the important lock-tight fit required for reliable performance on a tubeless system. Hutchinson is an innovator in tubeless technology and has lead the way with tubeless in the mountain arena and now are setting the standard in road tire innovation.
- Larger volume tubeless road tire with racing pedigree
- Designed for Classics season with pro teams
- Hutchinson tubeless squared bead
- Smooth/knurled tread pattern
- Durable casing
- Weight: 284 grams
AnonymousPosted on 6/5/2013
I had been waiting for a fat tubeless road tire since I purchased a road tubeless setup. I bought these as soon as I saw they were available. They are great. lighter than the (skinny) 25 mm intensive and a lot more fun to ride. I live near Boulder, CO and often ride dirt roads and these have been great fun to ride and durable in sketchy and loose canyon roads as well as the farm roads out on the plains. My perception is they roll plenty fast, although I am not a road racer. They fit (barely) in a 2012 Specialized Tarmac.
Pros great ride, durable, light