Hutchinson Python 29er UST 29er Tire

3.22/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 560g MSRP : $62.98


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Product Description

The new Python 29erTire bringsThe classic PythonTreadToThe 29er MTB market. Lightweight folding bead with a fast-rollingTread pattern. 29-58 PSI Compatible with new UST 29er rims, likeThe Mavic Crossmax, and can also be used onTraditional rims with aTube UST;Tubeless


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kelly a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2012

Strengths:    Fast. Great on hard pack, predictable terrain. They freaking fly! Went on my new WTB Frequency 29ers easy and after some refills - they seem to hold well.

Weaknesses:    Burp on almost every rock and root I hit. Terrible climb/grip on anything wet.

Bottom Line:   
If you race xc on primarily non-technical courses then these are what you want. But, a 200 lb rider who looks for the nasty fun stuff should steer clear of these. Squirrely is how I would describe most of the characteristics of the front tire. Loose Goose on the rear. They actually do pretty good on cornering as long as there are no roots, rocks or moisture.

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Favorite Trail:   Levis Mound

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   WTB Nanos, Michelin Wild Grippers.

Bike Setup:   Hard Tail 29er

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dbomb a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg Mb Canada

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

Strengths:    I used these tires for a couple seasons on Giant Trance (26") and loved them. They were set up ghetto tubeless on the Giant's stock Mavis 117 and NEVER lost any air at all! I was pretty blown away at how well they set up tubeless (the rims too). My trails are mostly rooty up and down switchbacks with a few steeper climbs and descents to test the braking and grip under power. They were fast rolling and grippy and drifted just enough when tearing around corners with little noticeable squirm at 35 psi (2.25" tire)

Weaknesses:    The good was in the 26" version. I now ride a shorter travel, faster, 29" bike and assault the corners and berms. The grip and lower rolling resistance are still there as they were with the 26", but now I am often burping the rear tire when I challenge it in the fast corners. This is with a legit tubeless setup on Stans Arch rims and the same 35psi and tire width! The tires are definitely being worked harder now but I am having to run 40 plus psi to keep the burps down, and when I do some of the grip is lost in the corners. So sad.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic 26" tire, not so great 29" tire. Maybe the longer arm from axle to the sidewalls on the 29er provide just enough extra leverage, and when compounded by the 29er's extra contact patch it overwhelms the bead seat. Hell I don't know. It's a shame though because it is a really great tire. When it does work and doesn't burp it is amazing, ran with a tube it may really kick but.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Cinder, WTB Weirwolf,

Bike Setup:   2011 Niner Jet 9 set up 1 X 10 with RP23, Reba XX, Stan's Arch, Magura Louise, Sram X0 shifter and derailleur, Easton controls and stem with Specialized Avatar saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kevinrod1983 a Racer from fall river, ma

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2011

Strengths:    the perfect average tire. light, puncture resistant, mud shedding, rolling resistance,...

Weaknesses:    only one choice in size and compound for the 29er market. you get what you get...

Bottom Line:   
if you don't have the luxury of having a set of tires for every occasion, then buy a set of pythons and roll them till there dead...

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Favorite Trail:   otis and massasoit

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   scottees westport bi

Similar Products Used:   ignitors, rocket ron, cross mark

Bike Setup:   2012 scott scale 29 pro

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by race-ktm a Racer from VA mtns

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2011

Strengths:    Ok in sandy corners + hardpack

Weaknesses:    useless when climbing on roots or anything resembling moisture on the trail

Bottom Line:   
may leave front on due to ok sand cornering at 24 psi. going to replace the rear - SUCKS on roots when climbing at any psi

front is useless on roots (slides / deflects) with 28psi and higher

waste of money IMO

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   many many others

Bike Setup:   carbon hardtail - xx

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rad Rider 415 a Cross Country Rider from PA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2011

Strengths:    Fast rolling and great for dry conditions.

Weaknesses:    thin sidewall but never blew threw probably because I only weigh 145 pds.

Bottom Line:   
Great for dry trails and not too bad on rocks either.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Gretna PA

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   LOTS

Bike Setup:   Redline D440

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jwins49 a Weekend Warrior from Anaheim, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2010

Strengths:    Great grip on dry pretty packed trails, like fire roads. Light, low rolling resistance. Cheap if you can find a good deal on them.

Weaknesses:    Burp a bit when run tubeless and at lower pressure (under 35) but I do weigh in at 220 so maybe thats my fault. When aired up to about 38-40 I dont notice a problem.

Bottom Line:   
Great climbers in packed to slightly loose conditions(dry), going downhill with some aggressive turns, I notice some loss of traction and burping in the rear, a bit scary at 25mph.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   chainlove

Similar Products Used:   This is my only 29er tire I have used, I like it for what I use it for but will try out a few others that catch my eye. Im not sold.


Bike Setup:   Turner sultan xl, tires mounted to crank brothers cobalts.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by romadgarza a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio, Tx, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2010

Strengths:    This tire is a great fast tire for hardpack and (in my opinion) does pretty well on some technical stuff. The bead sits nicely on my Crossmax rims and havent had to much issue with burping.

Weaknesses:    Ive used this tire on my 26 in bike, and they were gold. Hoping that it would be similar on the 29er, the obvious tires for me to get were these. Ive gone through a set of tires with sidewall cuts and rather large punctures making them almost a waste of money for me.

Bottom Line:   
I ride a hardtail and found that the way I ride (fast and sloppy) is not appropriate for this tire, as much as I like it... I do reccomend this tire if you dont ride much technical stuff or have alot of rockbeds, gardens etc. Look for something with a lil more protection or thickness.

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Favorite Trail:   Government Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   like i said, I used the 26 in version and they were this bomb!

Bike Setup:   I ride a Access XCL 9r pretty much stock minus the tires and grips with these tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BikePartPorn a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2010

Strengths:    Weight (652 grams). Predictable cornering, low straight line rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Smallish? volume. 52mm width at 30psi mounted to AC wheels

Bottom Line:   
http://bikepartporn.com/2010/11/review-hutchinson-python-29er/

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Favorite Trail:   Wheeler Pass

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   WTB Nanorapotor

Bike Setup:   Niner with reba race set up as 1x9 with American Classic Wheels.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by TooTallUK a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, England

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2010

Strengths:    Light, fast-rolling, predictable

Weaknesses:    4 holes appeared along the seam on the sidewall - I'd have said coincidence if they weren't all along the seam.

Bottom Line:   
These came on the bike when C_C built it up for me. They were great, but first sign of rocks to rub on the sidewall and the front tyre died on me along the seam as described. Probably a great tyre for open trails and racers, but not on your 'do anything' bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Chilterns

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Competitive Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Bonty, Specialized

Bike Setup:   XXL Turner Sultan

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Clydes29r a Racer from Grants Pass

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2010

Strengths:    Tread design, mountability

Weaknesses:    Sidewall

Bottom Line:   
Seems like a great tire for packed, dry, semi-damp conditions. Not so good for muddy or slick conditions. Blew side wall out during a Super D.

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Favorite Trail:   Jedi

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   WTB Nanos

Bike Setup:   Niner MCR. Tires mounted tubeless on Easton Haven's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GreenLightGo a Cross Country Rider from Miami, FL

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Strengths:    Easy set up tubeless - I'm running mine on Stan's Flows, light weight for a tubeless-ready, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Doesn't do wet roots or mud well, wet rocks either (though down here, we have coral which is tacky when wet b/c it stays sharp).

Bottom Line:   
Not bad at all - I run it in the rear only. I'll wear this one out before I change it - other than a Crossmark and DryX, no other tire has stayed on the rear long enough to be completely used.

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Favorite Trail:   anything Fruita

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Absolute Bike - Sali

Similar Products Used:   Bonty DryX, Schwalbe Racing Ralph, WTB WeirWolf 2.55LT, Rampage, Ignitor, Crossmark

Bike Setup:   XL 2008 Turner Sultan

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fodder a Cross Country Rider from Winter Park, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2008

Strengths:    UST Compatible

Weaknesses:    A little loose in the corners

Bottom Line:   
As my first 29'er tire, not bad. Pumped up right away, but they do burp a lot and feel a bit loose in the tight corners and on rocky sections of trail. For hard-pack they work great, but as soon as it gets loose, I start to jump around more than I used to on my 26" bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Leapfrog

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $57.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com

Bike Setup:   RIP 9 w/ XT drive-train, White Bro's Fluid 29-135, Hayes Stroker 8"/6", and Stans ZTR-Flow rims w/ CK hubs & headset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shanejp a Weekend Warrior from Benton Harbor, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2008

Strengths:    It's black and circular

Weaknesses:    The Hutchenson 29 inch burps and flats under normal riding conditions when ran with low pressure (30-35) and without tubes. Also the tred collects mud like an old lady adding ruber bands to a ball of rubber bands. Finally, I don't think they handle that well. They don't inspire confidence in corners.

Bottom Line:   
I'm looking for a real, light weight UST 29" tubless tire that roll with low pressure and maybe the extra protection of some stans for good measure.

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Favorite Trail:   Winona Lake IN

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Kenda, Maxis, Continental, Michelin,

Bike Setup:   Felt Nine Solow with 29 inch Mavic crossmax wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mick a Cross Country Rider from Dallas

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2008

Strengths:    Fast rolling.

Weaknesses:    Grip in loose stuff

Bottom Line:   
Not a bad tire but in the tight switch backs it does not inspire the cornering confidence that one hopes for on a 29er. Have to get way back off the saddle and drop weight to get tire to hold all the way through a tight turn. I would be willing to give us some speed to get better cornering. Going to give Nevegal a run on the back to see if that improves things.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Intense Spyder 29er

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kip a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Poor cornering, burps air and sealant if run under 35 PSI, wears quickly.

Bottom Line:   
OK for hardpack, but on loose over hard, or aggressive rocky stuff its not so good. I have been running it on the front only, I am 175 lbs and had lots of trouble burping air even on fairly smooth trails.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire

Bike Setup:   RIP 9, Crossmax UST

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