Hutchinson Bulldog Tubeless Light Tubeless Tire

4/5 (3 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:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by black_taco a Cross Country Rider from Iowa

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight, Grip, fairly low rolling resistance considering the knobbiness.

Weaknesses:    Thinner than advertised. 2.1 is more like a 1.9 but I guess that is how Hutchinson gets away with calling them light, becuase they have the weight and size of a 1.9

Bottom Line:   
Tonight was my first night out with the new 2.1 Bulldogs and I was very impressed with their ability to climb even on leaf covered off cambered trails. I suspect they might get a little squirrely in some hard leaning hard pack corners but overall I am very impressed especially in the softer sections. If you want a 2.1 width tire, order the 2.3 light.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Pythons

Bike Setup:   Hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Six-Gun-Todd a Cross Country Rider from Fowlerville, MI

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006

Strengths:    Fast rolling, easy to mount, strong climbing tire

Weaknesses:    Much narrower than size listed, washes out easily when leaning into fast sweeping corners, much heavier than advertised

Bottom Line:   
I was very fortunate when I purchased my Crossmax wheelset that a pair of these tires came with the deal completely free. So value is going to have to be a just can't beat free.

Performance wise the tires have worked out pretty well, they mounted easily with an air compressor and really look pretty sharp with the bulldog graphics on the sidewall. I ran the tires with a scoop of Stan's in each tire for a little added insurance....which in the long run I probably didn't need. Be warned, these tires are alot narrower than 2.1...heck they look down right tiny next to my 1.95 Nevegals. Hutchison should also work on their weight chart. The chart lists the Airlight tires at 580 grams and the two tires I have weighed in at 722 and 729.

But...low and behold....these tires really haul ! They roll fast over the terrains common to Michigan....rocky, rooty, sandy, etc. Sand performance is the real surprise, the tread pattern is so squared off that the tire rides nicely right through even some really deep sand. Even climbing traction is surprising, you would never guess that such a narrow tire would climb so intensely and not spin out.

Be warned though ! This is not for fast sweeping turns that requires you to lean the bike over ! These tires will wash out when you transfer off the side knobs which have a distinct squared off edge to them.

Lastly, I've got over 500 miles on my pair and they still have plenty of life left in them to boot.

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Favorite Trail:   Potowatami

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   First UST Tire !!

Bike Setup:   2005 Truth, X9, Crossmax SL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan Gerous a Cross Country Rider from Montreal

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    Very light for a knobby UST tire, rolls well for a knobby tire, grippy...

Weaknesses:    Don't lean down too much in corners.

Bottom Line:   
A lot of people don't like this tire for cornering. The side knobs don't go very far down the sides so if you like to lean aggressively when you turn, beware. For my riding style though, I have found these tires to be very good all arounders that are light and efficient. Very close to be as light as Pythons Tubeless Light, rolls fast but they grip in a wider range of condition, notably when it gets a wet (Pythons don't work well in the wet). My favorite summer tire.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Spider Tubeless Light, Python Tubeless Light, Maxxis High Roller UST...

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Prophet 2000, Crossmax SL, Eggbeaters...

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