Hutchinson Octopus UST Tubeless Tire

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


Product Description

Hutchinsons Octopus UST is an outstandingTubelessTire for freeride or downhill use.The aggressiveTread pattern provides outstanding grip and stability on a wide range ofTerrain.TheseTires are compatible with USTTubeless style rims, eliminating pinch flats and providing betterTraction ThanksToTheir lower air pressure. Type: Front or Rear Weight: 1000 grams Pressure Rating : 29-58 PSI


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kevin a Cross Country Rider from fountain valley, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Strengths:    nice for awhile

Weaknesses:    tread wore extremely fast

Bottom Line:   
would not suggest to buy.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   performance bikes

Similar Products Used:   only tubeless ever used

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Dallas Tx

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2004

Strengths:    Tubeless and they look cool.

Weaknesses:    They loose air gradually over time

Bottom Line:   
On the loop yesterday it was tacky in spots and boggy in others, tight single track with many trees to snake through, fast tight turns and muddy roots for 5 miles.
Bottom line everyone in the parking lot had taken a tumble on the track, the person with me took 3 tumbles, I didnt have a spek of mud or dirt on me and its not because Im a better rider, its because these tires are AWESOME.
hate to say it but even on concrete they impress me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Ordered through bike shop

Similar Products Used:   IRC Serac XC

Bike Setup:   C-dale F300 Crossmax xl,Avid ,race face thomson easton bling

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam mckay a Cross Country Rider from whistler,BC,Canada

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2004

Strengths:    aired down to 18 psi with Stansnotubes, great tire for freeriding the rocks, roots and steeps. Great directional stability. Clears mud quickly


Weaknesses:    at 2.3 its rolling resistence is up there so not a first choice for long epic rides but if your a clidesdale....

Bottom Line:   
Great freeride tire. Durable with good sidewall strength and fast mud clearing. Good directional stability especially over rocks, roots.

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Favorite Trail:   thrillmekillme

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   cbo

Similar Products Used:   Geax.Michilin.

Bike Setup:   Moots Smoothie

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Josh a Cross Country Rider from Littleton

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2004

Strengths:    They seem to ride nice - when they hold air.

Weaknesses:    Lame casing

Bottom Line:   
These tires came on my AC1 - In the 2 weeks since I bought the bike, I have suffered no fewer than 4 punctures (rocks, not thorns) / pinch flats. I have been riding mt. bikes for 16 years and am not some hack who slams over everything in his path and I have yet to run less than 32 (usually about 35) psi in these tires - the flat I suffered last night was with a tube in the rear tire - because I no longer trust them. I have tried all different sizes/ types of tires and the only other tire I have been as disappointed with was the Hutchinson that came stock on my cyclocross bike. The bottom line is that the casings in these (and apparently other Hutchinsons) tires is totally insufficient. I have even been running Stan's (latex sealant) in my tires hoping to avoid yet another walk.. to no avail - the holes have been too big for it to help. Had I actually paid for the tires (instead of having them come on the bike) I'd be pissed. Unless you ride somewhere with few rocks - I live in CO, do yourself a favor and purchase something that will ride for more than 10 miles without needing to be repaired. For soft or smooth dirt (w/out sharp rocks) they'd probably be nice.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   No other UST tried

Bike Setup:   '03 AC1 - stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Downhiller from malvern, PA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2004

Strengths:    proven effective tread design. tough side walls. one of a few med wide dh tubeless tires

Weaknesses:    a little heavy and expensive

Bottom Line:   
my first experience with tubeless has been great. easy to mount and fill ( use soap) they hold air and feel great. thicker sidewalls makes for a heavier but more reliable tire. im going to put notubes in them as well, im tired of pinch flats. they corner better than the weirwolfs, and offer good traction in off camber situations. uphill traction is better than average

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Beans bikes

Similar Products Used:   weirwolf 2.5 kujo 2.35

Bike Setup:   new heckler firefly deemax xt

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Hutchinson Octopus UST

Has anyone tried these tires 2.3 1000g. Sound like a good beefy trail tires. Would they be good for both front and rear(thinking front with maybe somethings lighte on the rear.) any info would be great. BSGRead More »

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