Hutchinson Squale Older Tires

4.55/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


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Hutchinson Squale


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jess a Cross Country Rider from brisbane, aust

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2001

Strengths:    good grip
havn't had a flat yet
nice and phat


Weaknesses:    none.. maybe a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
good tyre...for down hill and xc
great buy.. very long lasting
buy your self some

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Favorite Trail:   channel 9

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   kenmore Cycles

Similar Products Used:   some really dodge ones

Bike Setup:   specialized rockhopper FSR XC A1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Pete a Weekend Warrior from Sunshine Coast, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2001

Strengths:    Controlled in loose dirt
Long lasting
Give good feel of the track


Weaknesses:    Heavy (Some times you must bunny hop stuff!!!) so dont use for XC.
Hard compound is very slipery on wet rocks and roots.


Bottom Line:   
These tires are great in the loose stuff and mud and go where you point them, the hard compound makes the tires last for ages but they don't grip wet rock and roots. These tires are stiff and send a lot of vibration through to the bike so you tend to run them a bit low which ups the number of pinch flats a bit, but better than tioga's. I got mine on sale and they were good value but I probably would not pay the full price because i am soooo poooor!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Mapelton DH track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cycleworld

Similar Products Used:   Tiog dh 2.1

Bike Setup:   Wheeler 2900zx hardtail with 4.5 inch RST mozo pro forks, mavic 251 DH rims, Tioga flat pedels, (Free ride hard tail)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scooba-dee-doo from glenalta,south oz,maaaate

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Strengths:    this thing replaced the awful wtb that the bike came with,and it is just fantastic!! grip is excellent,it hangs on to everything like you're stuck to it...yes,it's that good.huge knobs.no pinchs yet.

Weaknesses:    none yet...

Bottom Line:   
i'd been told by about half a dozen downhill/free ride types to give this tyre a go,and,wow,were they right about it! yes,i love the thing.it's chunky.it hangs on through corners,and when it does drift it's predictable and controlable...maybe a 2.5 would be nice? it's nice to know it's going to get you through that corner up ahead,just a little bit faster,and a lot more predictably than that old thing you've got now.

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Favorite Trail:   the whole damn lot of 'em

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   my little cousin did me a hot deal

Bike Setup:   who cares,just get out and enjoy life

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Fredstar a Downhiller from Cairns, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2001

Strengths:    Looks, loose dirt, rocky roads, handling

Weaknesses:    Thread may not be thick enough

Bottom Line:   
Good for price,looks,on loose dirt,rocky roads and handling.
Good thread design and nice width. (2.20)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   Pump 'n' Pedals

Similar Products Used:   Innova USA
Kenda Kinetics
IRC Mythos XC
WTB Tyrannoraptor
Hutchinson Koyote


Bike Setup:   Apollo LDX 2.2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ChrisD a Downhiller from Cape Town, South Africa

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A great tyre for loam. Reasonable for rock and poor for mud. Good value for money but doesn't grip like a big gazzalodi. Possible to cut away some of the side lobes to make a pseudo-mud tyre. Preferred on rear as side and centre lobes dig into soft sediment. Mind you, I haven't tried it yet on soft sand.

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Favorite Trail:   Eden, Stellenbosch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   lbs


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sérgio Melo a Downhiller from Sintra, Portugal

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2001

Strengths:    is very good for dual and down hill. Very strong.

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
Maybe the best tyres for dual and down hill.

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Favorite Trail:   a technical trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Magic 2.20

Bike Setup:   Azonic Dual Slalom

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Beast Boy a Weekend Warrior from Melb

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2001

Strengths:    You name it

Weaknesses:    Could be a little cheaper.

Bottom Line:   
Well, Lets see!!!! I bought these tyres yesterday and raced Dual Slalom today. These tyres rocked for it. There was no concern about washing out at all (Especially compared to my Tiogas). It was my first race and I managed to end up around the middle of the field. Mainly thanks to these tyres. Just go out and bu them.

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Favorite Trail:   Jumps that we built

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Flemington Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Psycho TT & K

Bike Setup:   K2 Proflex Beast

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Downhiller from sydney australia

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2000

Strengths:    I use it on the rear and it skids so sweetly and predictably it is pretty light and never wheel spins when excellerating i love it

Weaknesses:    none yet maybey price compared to tiogas

Bottom Line:   
in my mind the best DH tyre for the rear

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Favorite Trail:   oxford falls DH

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   tioga dh 2.3

Bike Setup:   giant warp modofied for dh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Alastair Hodder a Downhiller from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff side knobs, good transition area, bites well, awesome under braking. Front or rear, who cares?

Weaknesses:    Weak sidewall, there are better tyres out there for less folding stuff.

Bottom Line:   
I'm always varying the pressure in this sucker... it works really well in soily conditions pumped up pretty hard, 65 psi+, but in gravely hardpack, works better at about 35 - 40, it's a matter or personal preference I guess...
It's so far been a predictable tyre, with high speed washout easy to control... basically, you point it, it goes.
I ride this tyre nearly every day, and so far havent had any gripes. It suite casual and agressive riding styles. Slap one on, check it out...

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Favorite Trail:   The Loaf.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer spike F 2.1, Tioga Factory DH 2.3 F, IRC Kujo DH 2.25.

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 890, Rhino lites, RST Mozo pro forx... yadda yadda yadda...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Knoxville , TN

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2000

Strengths:    grips on losse over hardpack good

Weaknesses:    knobs are all chewed off the sides-

Bottom Line:   
I think I got these from Leigh Donovan & they were chewed to hell-tried to superglue,But they actually hooked up great being all used.I see alot of pros use em..

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Favorite Trail:   long narley ones

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   panaracer2.3 fire dh--Intense2.3- Intense 2.7

Bike Setup:   B-17- hope 04- mavic 321- monster T

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jon Mutiger a Weekend Warrior from Oshawa, Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Great grip, firm sidewall, Front or rear use, not a crappy specific tire.


Weaknesses:    
heavy, not pinch flat resistant, but what really is?


Bottom Line:   
Good tire for the buck, too bad it's so heavy as it's the only tire I use, for DH, XC or shore type riding.

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Favorite Trail:   
Bing-Bang Bromont

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Tioga Fat66


Bike Setup:   
1997 RM Speed, Z1, XTR..

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Hutchinson Squale

Look at what Brown Santa brought me! Hutchinson's new DH tire the Squale. I've been really happy with the Barracuda DH tire, and this looks like that but better. I wore out my last Barracuda a few weeks ago, so this is perfect timing. Unmounted pictures for now more to come. I threw a used 2.3 Barra ... Read More »

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