Hutchinson Mosquito UST Tubeless Tire

3.93/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.99


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tincho1979 a Cross Country Rider from tucuman Argentina

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2009

Strengths:    Best in mud conditions

Weaknesses:    a litle heavy

Bottom Line:   
I used this tires the last 5 years under rain competicions, an they rock!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   Intense sistem1

Bike Setup:   Specialized M4

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ryan from Bc Canada

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2005

Strengths:    Awesome grip, great cornering and traction, amazing grip in wet (esp. considering how small the knobs look)

Weaknesses:    Tires wear fast. Higher rolling resistance than most xc tires (like pythons) on harder surfaces (hey!, these are wet/mud tires)

Bottom Line:   
The best XC racing tires for wet conditions. Get a set and only use them for racing because, a-they wear out super quick, b-riding on less grippy tires in the rain will make you a better rider, and c-they wear out super fast. Run'em at 25 to 30 lbs

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Hutch Python, Scorpion, Michi wildgripper sprint, hot, jet, Panaracer Fire XC, spikes (remember those bad-asses?)

Bike Setup:   Ti frame, Skarebs, Sram, Magura Martas, Stan's wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shane Gouldthread a Racer from Weedville

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2005

Strengths:    Ligher tubeless tire, great traction, and ponit and pick your line.

Weaknesses:    wears too fast.

Bottom Line:   
i loved these tired from i first saw them. last season i used the regular kevlar bead model. I abosolutely loved them! never washed out and had tons of grip when others didnt. so for my new race bike i had to keep it going with Hutchinson's. My teammates love this tire too. but im just sad on the life. i hope maybe the Tubeless will be a little longer. im going to be getting Tubeless Pythons. ill post them to. happy trails
Shane

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   sponsors- (Speedgoat.com)

Similar Products Used:   Irc noto's

Bike Setup:   2005 Titus HCR, Sram X.0, FOX 80RLT, Avid single digit SL v-brakes, Mavic Crossmax XL wheels, WTB Shadow Pro Gel, Tomson stem and seatpost, Chris king headset, and its built to RACE.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by George a Cross Country Rider from Stormville

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Just 5 words: "Proper Tire Pressure is Critical". These tires came with my new bike. It was my first experience with tubeless tires. I erroneosly inflated them to 45lbs PSI (since that how I filled my standard tires). I thought these tires sucked in the mud, tree roots & over logs. I was looking on MTBR to see reviews of other tires, & checked out other people's view of these tires. I saw comments about tire pressure & then went to the Manufacturers web site for the tires specifications. They suggest 29 lbs for the 2.0 tire. To make a long story short, They are much better at the lower pressure. I'm going to ride them for a while longer. Check out the specs & give thier suggested tire pressure a try.

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Favorite Trail:   ninham

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bikeway

Bike Setup:   Stock Jekyll 1000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by D a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    great in mud, fine in rocks

Weaknesses:    wears very fast, especially in rear; can feel slow-rolling on hardpack

Bottom Line:   
I bought these for their supposed mud capabilities. I did the rainy Sea Otter this year with them, and though the course had a lot of mud, the 2.0 Mosquitos let me pedal through stuff that stopped other riders dead. (Supposedly the narrower version is even better at this.) For that alone, these tires are worthy contenders. Beyond the mud, they do fine, but nothing special. Rear tires can wear fast, but my rear Mosquito wore faster than anything I'd ever seen (although the Conti ExplorerPro UST is close). So this can be a "rich man's tire," but they're great at what they do.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson, Continental, and WTB tubeless

Bike Setup:   steel hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john from durham, nc

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2003

Strengths:    Very low maintainence, super control & handling over varied terrain.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, took about a week for the store to get them in stock.

Bottom Line:   
After reading the reviews on this site last year and after having won a fair amount in atlantic city, i decided to get the best wheel and tire combo that wasn't too much of a waste of money (since i'm only an occassionaly rider anyways). Of utmost importance was maintainence.
These hutchinson mosquito tires will be the only brand i ever use from now on. And The Cycle Center on broad street installed them so well that i've only had to put more air in the rear tire about once every 3 months; the front tire is about once a week.
I'm well pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   falls lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Cycle center

Similar Products Used:   Fisrt tubeless

Bike Setup:   Mavic crossroc wheels, speedplay frog pedals, the rest remains stock from a d70r mongoose. Slowly upgrading this bike as the need arises.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Racer from Home

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2003

Strengths:    low RR. works well in mud and dry stuff. Better quality than tube version.

Weaknesses:    doesnt last long, less than 100 trail miles/no road miles and showing mutch wear.

Bottom Line:   
Good tire for a short time once the tread gets rounded it looses traction. Do not do brake skids! My first time out with my first pair tube version I locked the brakes and tore much tread off.

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   First tubeless, but Conti Traction Pro(best rear tire in my oppinion), Conti Explorer pro, wildgripper dh muds, mosquito

Bike Setup:   which one? Scalpel, Terra, VRX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt D a Racer from The Bucket, RI

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2003

Strengths:    Excellent mud tire. Must be run at proper LOW pressure to get grip. I think that everyone who has been complaining about this tire in mud must have it up at 50psi. might as well run baldies at that psi.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't handle wet layered leaves very well, but then again, no tire does.

Bottom Line:   
These tires are great when used for the conditions they were designed for, mud. I raced on a pair of 1.7 UST mosquitos in some of the most sloppy conditions spring in New England can dish out and they were a great choice. The only thing i was wishing for was a little more comfort in the front on the downhills. I plan on fixing this by running a 2.0 mosquito up front and the 1.7 in back. They climb great at 2 bar. I run stans rim strips too for extra air burp protection. 5 flaming poo's

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   the whole ritchey lineup, hutchie pythons, scorpion airlights (too big and roll like dump).

Bike Setup:   Kona hardtail with marzocchi fork and Dave T custon disc UST wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rick a Cross Country Rider from Southern England

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2003

Strengths:    Big Air Chamber makes for a comfortable ride. Rolls well and good on hardpack.

Weaknesses:    Seems to be very prone to punctures when on the rear tyre. I now ride the Mosquito on the front and a Continental on the rear as this has a much tougher casing. Also wears rapidly on the rear.

Bottom Line:   
Good tyre but expect punctures if fitted on the rear.

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Favorite Trail:   Isle of Purbeck

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   Continental

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 800 upgraded with an XTR Chainset

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill from Ridgewood, NJ

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2003

Strengths:    Low cost, good in dry conditions

Weaknesses:    Wear quickly, not good in wet or mud

Bottom Line:   
Not very happy with these tires due to the poor performance in wet conditions and thier short life. I rode them most of this wet winter and anytime it was damp or muddy these tires were more slippery than any others I've tried. They do not shed mud at all. They hook up well in dry conditions but I found them a little squirrely on corners.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Cosmic Wheel

Similar Products Used:   Conti Explorer, GEAX

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth TRUTH, XTR 03

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Chicago

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2003

Strengths:    Fast fast rolling. Reasonably light. Sheds mud.

Weaknesses:    Mud traction

Bottom Line:   
Scarry bad on slimy mud. Like on ice. Several times I thought the bike was going to swap ends while I was riding in a straight line. I'd shift my weight a little and the back tire would step out a foot. And forget corners.

But it definitely wouldn't pack up with mud. There are no nobs to pack into. And when the trail drys out..zoom.

Fast dry tire, dangerous mud tire.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Similar Products Used:   Pana Trailblaster

Bike Setup:   Ells. Truth, Crossmax disc, Hope Minis, XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marco Willems a Cross Country Rider from Delft

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

Strengths:    Great Grip

Weaknesses:    None,....so far

Bottom Line:   
Great tires

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Favorite Trail:   Sweet Lake City

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Piet vonk

Bike Setup:   Fuel 80, Crossmax XL UST, Magura Louise, XT

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Strengths:    good ride and grip for a few rides

Weaknesses:    wears out in no time at all!

Bottom Line:   
i ride a lot of technical in the southwest. these tires are almost gone after less than 50 miles. they are good tires in tubeless, but wear out too fast on rocks. I wont buy them again.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   wtb velociraptor, irc backcountry, hutchinson python


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Vincent Tan a Cross Country Rider from BRUNEI

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

Strengths:    Grip & light. Racing tyre

Weaknesses:    Tyre for Rich man. Not durable!

Bottom Line:   
It performs great when it's new. In fact I used them less than two months or less than 10 rides, it wore out! It's mainly for rich! My the other bike- Schwin is on Hutchinson Python for two years, they are still OK despite I use it less once I had my Santa Cruz. Switched to Python UST, I am still riding on the same tyres for a year and I estimate can use them for another 0.5 year!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   BRUNEI

Similar Products Used:   Python, Python Tubeless.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight with full XTR, Crosmax UST.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bob a Cross Country Rider from Palo Alto, CA

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2003

Strengths:    Inexpensive, very easy to mount, holds air perfectly

Weaknesses:    Poor traction in wet weather

Bottom Line:   
I gave up on the Kenda's because they were impossible to mount or dismount. If I had had a flat from the trailhead I would have been walking out. I bought the Mosquitos because they were cheap (13 ea) and got good reviews here. The traction in the wet though is very poor. I can't recommend them for those conditions. They are probably fine in dry hardpack conditions. I'm going to try the Pythons next I think. I would have gotten them last time, but the deal on these was too good to pass up.

I was very pleased by the ride of the Kharismas, but the mounting problem is just too severe, even with levers.

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Favorite Trail:   Soquel Demo Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Kharisma

Bike Setup:   Jekyl, XTR, Clydesdale rider

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