Hutchinson Bulldog Air Light Tire

1.97/5 (32 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Optimized knobs design
  • Synthetic rubber compound
  • Traction and braking performance
  • Low rolling resistance & mud clearing


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by AdamD a Cross Country Rider from Alberta

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2010

Strengths:    folding bead makes a light 2". Great on soft pack and hardpack.

Weaknesses:    sketchy. weak traction. wears fast on treads and sidewall. kevlar bead is poking out of the rubber after a few tire changes.

Bottom Line:   
This tire became an awsome winter commuter, but I would never have bought a performance mountain bike tire for that use.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   hutchinson scorpion would produce an similar review from me.

Bike Setup:   I tried this tire on hartail XC, Fully XC and rigid XC.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by shelbster15 a Cross Country Rider from Southern Utah

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, Paid only $26 for a set of 26x2.25.

Weaknesses:    They don't corner very well at all. They just dont have enough side treds to make me comfortable railing them in tight corners. My confidence has gone downhill quit a bit since purchasing these. Very poorly built tire. Hasn't seperated yet but sidewall is extremelly thin.

Bottom Line:   
Can't complain for price paid but don't expect much outta these tires except for straight forward hardpack riding. They don't handle corners well and off camber slick rock is defendantly a no no with these tires. Save your money unless you are deperate for cheap tires

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Favorite Trail:   Stucki

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   chainlove.com

Bike Setup:   Transition covert with 160 bomber up front

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dpeschard a Cross Country Rider from pacifica

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2009

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    The compound used on the tire lasted about three months, then I began to notice cracks on the sidewall.

Bottom Line:   
The tire started getting cracks after 3 months, money wasted...Stay away from the Hutchinson Bulldog, big waste of money.

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Favorite Trail:   Skeggs Pt. - Corte Madera

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   WTB Moto Raptor

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper - hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by "Rod" a Cross Country Rider from Ky

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2009

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    No traction, completely breaks free when wet, I slid out of a gravel road because they can't corner, and I have absolutely no confidence while riding these tires

Bottom Line:   
Avoid at all cost

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Favorite Trail:   Sheltowee

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on the bike

Similar Products Used:   many different tires, but these were the worst

Bike Setup:   Jamis dakota xc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vonzeppelin a Cross Country Rider from Maia, Porto, Portugal

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Strengths:    small resistence, grip in dry conditions, durability, lightwheiht,

Weaknesses:    wet riding

Bottom Line:   
I have to say that they fullfield my expectations regarding the kind of terrain I used the ride though sometimes in wet conditions it feels not so easy to handle.
Its a greath choise if the tracks You ride don't include mud.
Joao

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Favorite Trail:   single tracks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   fizzbikes

Similar Products Used:   maxxis

Bike Setup:   2006 specialized stumpjumper s-works marzocchi xt 600 sram x0 mavic crossride

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kev a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    Good in product package.....

Weaknesses:    Aweful in anything that is minutely wet. Horrible in mud - or even wet dirt. For a French tire company, who get the same weather we do in Belgium, I'd expect better testing before rolling it out. And to Jamis, put a better all around XC tire on your bikes....

Bottom Line:   
These roll well on hardpack and I mean solid stuff at low or normal psi. But in Belgium, where most "mtn biking" is 50% (or more) on the road to get from trail to trail, and muddy 12 months out of the year, these are more of a semi-slick than a mtn tire. And that's probably only after riding about 200 kms on the tire. I also think you need to run a lower psi than normal to get a good grip - but at what cost to being slow on the road/hardpack?????

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Favorite Trail:   Houffalize & BLC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis, Panaracer, IRC

Bike Setup:   Jamis DAKAR Sport, RP3 in the rear - REBA team U-turn up front - XT and X9.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by meehow8 a Cross Country Rider from louisville, ky

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2008

Strengths:    light xc tire

Weaknesses:    no grip- front of rear

Bottom Line:   
tire is discontinued for a reason. it does not grip when pushed- dry, wet or whatever. the ust version is still available- avoid it if you ride hard. Front washes out and the rear slips and drifts.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   w/ bike

Similar Products Used:   kenda, wtb, panaracer

Bike Setup:   mountain cycle zen, marz. xc 600 ata, x9, slx 22-36 crank w/ slx double ft. der., avid elixir 185/160, thomsons, NOT THESE TIRES

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by raulillo88 a Cross Country Rider from Guadalajara (España)

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2008

Bottom Line:   
There are awfull

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Favorite Trail:   Rally, Enduro

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tristen a Racer from kansas city, missouri, USA

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Strengths:    Grippie rubber compound, low rolling resistance, good traction on roots, rocks and semi moist trails. Light weight. Fast tire.

Weaknesses:    Not the best for aggressive cornering on loose, dry surfaces, not great in mud.

Bottom Line:   
I really like these tires. They handle all kinds of trail obstacles (roots, rocks, bumps, climbs, descents) that other tires I have ridden had trouble with. They corner fine on semi moist to damp soil. They don't hang on to dry, loose turf in the corners very well, but then again, the manufacture makes it clear that such terrain is not what they were designed for. I love climbing with these tires. I have no problem with steep climbs I used to never have the tire traction I needed to get up before. I weigh 145 lbs. and run the pressure on these at 29 to 31 psi. For me to run these at a pressure above 35 psi. causes a significant loss of performance. Pressure is key to get max performance out of these tires. I haven't had any flats (pinch or puncture) yet, nor have I had the sidewall get cut. I have ridden them long and hard in some pretty rocky terrain too. If you are a xc racer/rider who is looking for a light, large volume tire to use in conditions other than dusty/ dry/ loose or serious mud, this is a great tire.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Kenda, Continental, Panaracer, Michelin.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale f300 sl, Headshok Fatty Ultra, Chris King hubs, Bontrager rims, XTR Rapid Rise derailelur, Hollowtech Cranks...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Lexington, Kentucky

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2008

Strengths:    riden for 1.5 years and still have 1/4 of thread left

Weaknesses:    Flats flats flats. tires are so THIN and light all you get are FLATS

Bottom Line:   
im looking at replacement tires as well speak. possibly tubless

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Favorite Trail:   muddy ones

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   included on giant rainer

Bike Setup:   giant rainer '06 i believe

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Reidsma a Racer from Holland, MI USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008

Strengths:    These tires seem to hook up nicely even in wet conditions. Haven't had the opportunity to take them out in fast dry single track yet, but they seem to corner decently. I mainly bought them 'cuz of their bulk and mud / snow shedding properties....

Weaknesses:    They don't seem to corner as good as my XC dry's, but I don't believe they're made for that....

Bottom Line:   
I bought these mainly 'cuz they were only $14 each for fat kevlar beaded tires that are light. I'm a bit hesitant to push these hard in tight fast turns but they're not built for that. I don't think.

If you want a decent light weight tire and you don't do fast cornering get'em. If cornering's your life get michelin dry xc.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, Tioga extreme XC and Kenda Klaw

Bike Setup:   All ridged single speeds. Hence my wanting a fat tire to take up some of the banging on my shoulders and back.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ben from Wodonga Vic, Vustralia

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    let go on all terrain (i.e. my concrete driveway!!!) no sidewalls, bad climbing, descending, nearly killed me!

Bottom Line:   
absolutly rubbish, 0 chillis if i could. go maxxis for a much better tyre

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Favorite Trail:   Nail Can DH

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   maxxis Bling bling, highroller, minion, larsen tt

Bike Setup:   Giant reign, maxxis tires, stans notubes, pikes, full xt.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nate a Weekend Warrior from denver co, usa

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2007

Strengths:    absolutely none unless you like falling

Weaknesses:    weak sidewalls, hard synthetic rubber compound, absolutely no traction unless on pavement, these would be better suited for commuter tires and gravel roads not the trails

Bottom Line:   
I would not recomened these tires to anyone but a commuter who need little knobs keep these off the trail unless you like getting hurt

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Favorite Trail:   hall ranch

Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jarno a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2007

Strengths:    Weight, climbs fairly well on soft, descent rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Grip on gravel, stability when cornering.

Bottom Line:   
They are just ok when going uphill on softer terrain, but anywhere else they're just plain crap. Absolutely no traction on gravel and very unstable on harder surfaces.

If these come standard on your bike and all you do is ride on paved roads, just wear 'em out and get something better. Otherwise just get something better right away.

There are some strengths but why pay for something like this when you've got good tires available.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   You name it. Nothing this bad though...

Bike Setup:   Heckler with Marzo AM1, DHX5.0, SingleTrack rims etc.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jesse a Downhiller from Mansfield, PA

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2007

Strengths:    Great if you like falling or going really fast in straight lines. But really they work nice if your just rollin on old forest roads.

Weaknesses:    If its wet you fall. Ware fast.

Bottom Line:   
Not really good, if there free take em' they might come in handy.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Kenda. wtb. hutch




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