Hutchinson Python Light Tubeless Tire

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00

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Hutchinson Python New Generation Tubeless Light 26x2.0 Tire is a world-class cross country race tire. Desinged by World Speed Record holder Julien Absalon, this ultra-quick tire has one of the stickiest durometers out there. Unstoppable on dry hardpack, R

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Spinnerin29 a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, Califronia

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2009

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance and traction, traction, traction! This tires completely changed the way my bike handled and made riding technical singletrack a blast!

Weaknesses:    None as of yet. Possibly mud because the knobs are small

Bottom Line:   
These tires are the single best upgrade that I've ever made on a bike. The performance difference is truly amazing. They hold off-camber lines and deal with the California DG really well. I love the way my bike rides with these tires. Full suspension XC riders and hardtail owners don't need to look any further than these tires.

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Favorite Trail:   Top Secret local singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   World Bicycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Geax, IRC Mythos and many more.

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XC Expert

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by blainefree a Cross Country Rider from El Paso, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2009

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance. Grips well. Cornering is average and durability is average IMO

Weaknesses:    Durability could be better

Bottom Line:   
Very good tires for the high desert areas like West Texas, New Mexico, Southern Utah, etc. They roll fast and brake pretty well. Cornering is avg and durability is average. I am buying a second set since they have treated me well. I recommend them pretty highly. I would give them 4.5 chilis if I could but since you can only choose whole Chilis I have to give them a 4 due to durability being only average.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos II UST

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XCR Expert, XTR and XT drivetrain, Mavic Crossmax UST rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cgt a Racer from Norway

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2009

Strengths:    Light, fast rolling, high volume.

Weaknesses:    not best in mud

Bottom Line:   
These tires last and last and never puncture. Most popular tire in Worlds largest MTB race with 20,000 racers, 5,000 the first day and 15,000 the next day!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   all

Bike Setup:   Cannnondale Scalpel Team

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from Scottsdale, AZ

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2009

Strengths:    Fast, excellent in soft gravel uphills and in sand

Weaknesses:    in Arizona Sonoran Desert you run into soft sharp turn berms and these tires react differently than the Kenda Small Blocks because they tend to dig in. They are a bit heavier than the Kenda Small Block 8

Bottom Line:   
so far I am totally pleased with the performance

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Favorite Trail:   Pemberton

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle showcase

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Small Block 8

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale 10 w/ Sram XO

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jinna a Cross Country Rider from Oslo, Norway

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2008

Strengths:    Fast running and tight in various conditions.

Weaknesses:    May be not so good in mud and wet conditions.

Bottom Line:   
This tire is the most common tire used in Norway in cross country riding.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Local store

Similar Products Used:   Many.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F800SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sérgio Mourato a Cross Country Rider from Portugal

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2007

Strengths:    Good Cornering, rolls very fast in road and sand (even with water). Didn't tried it in MUD. Even in rocky (not very) tracks it works fine.

Weaknesses:    After 5 months. Front tire is good, but my back tire is needing retirement. I've made about 800kms (500miles) with them (don't know if it is a weak point).

Bottom Line:   
I gave 5 and 5 because:
- In value - I didn't buy them separately because they came with my bike, but I'm looking for a new one to replace my back one, and the price is similar to other Tubeless tires. Michelin an IRC are higer and seem poor.
- Overall Rating - I've more traction in lose terrain than I use to have with Kenda, and it rools very fast in asphalt. I'm very happy and I should buy another to replace the one I need.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Some kenda tires in my last bike.

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 (2006 model); Mavic Crossland wheels; hidraulic LX brakes; Lx Dual Control Levers; XT Rear Deraileur, and LX in front; X-Pedo pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tucky a Weekend Warrior from Hermosillo, Sonora, México

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2006

Strengths:    Light.. really light for tubeless, fast rollers.

Weaknesses:    One of them came leaking on the sidewall, got an exhcnage and problem solved.

Bottom Line:   
These are very fast rollers, great on loose over hardpack, and pretty decent on sand, hook great. Shaved 15 minutes on my favorite trail the first time I use them. they may wear fast, since I do this as a hobby not really into being a pro, I might get another set next time for durability, but I like this so much I might keep with Hutchinson.Just 4 chilis on value, since I do think these tires don't come cheap, but they might be worth every penny on a serious racer.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   tubed tires

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight,Mavic Crossland, Avid mechanical

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Racer from Los Gatos, CA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2006

Strengths:    Light for a tubless. Super good on hardpack and firm trails. Small knobs make for easy going in sandy type mud and wet.

Weaknesses:    Not so good on loose rocks or slippery roots. They do wear out pretty quick. But you want performance not cheap, right?

Bottom Line:   
These are my favorite tires for California riding outside the Sierras. They are the fastest rolling tires on hardpack that I've ever ridden. They brake and corner unbelievebly well for a tire with such small knobs. In the tubless version, they're more supple than a Swedish thigh.

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Favorite Trail:   Steam Donkey @ ECDM

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Sea Otter Booth

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Roll-ex and Adreneline, Kenda Nevegal, some IRC's... well, too many more to name

Bike Setup:   Fuel 100 with XT/XTR drive train and transmission. Fox suspension. XTR wheels and Formula disc brakes.

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