Hutchinson Scorpion Light UST Tubeless Tire

3.73/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $35.00


Product Description

Hutchinson has been a proponent ofThe UST system and nowTheyre pushingTheTubeless envelope even further withThe new Scorpion USTTubeless LightTire. Using a new carbon-reinforced rubber mixture allows itTo be 3x more airtightThan normal USTTires while remaining supple and comfortable. CompareThe weight of aTube +TheTire youre running and youll likely findThatThisTire weighs less!This is a great poor-weather Tire, perfect for wet and muddyTerrain. Type: Front or Rear


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HUZZA a Cross Country Rider from bozeman

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2008

Strengths:    great cornering grip, moderate tire life, eat to mount

Weaknesses:    somewhat of a slow roller

Bottom Line:   
If you cannot corner well with these tires you are lame.Fact is this was a top performer about four years ago per MBT action.Tire performance is SO subjective and NO tire is perfect for all conditions, I find this tire to be top rated at cornering and all else acccept acceleration, the tire lasted nearly two seasons being ridden across sharp shale rock ect..tough tire! and about the only tire sold at discount that performs well...you hate them? great! more for me!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   many places

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   have on my Heckler

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by icuski2 a Cross Country Rider from Boise, ID

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2008

Strengths:    Inexpensive, light, roll fast

Weaknesses:    Poor traction is dry, loose dirt. Wear quickly.

Bottom Line:   
Steer clear of these pups! Unless you're looking for a cheap, light tire that'll last just last half a season, you don't want these. Compared to the Weirwolf's which I had on previously, this things were loosey goosey when cornering on dry, loose trail. Bout went down sev times! Get what you pay for here.

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Favorite Trail:   Eastside

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   WTB Weirwolf UST, Specialized Roll X UST, Panracer Fire XC

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic S-Works

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Berg a Cross Country Rider from minnesota

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2008

Strengths:    Good grip
Rolls fast


Bottom Line:   
Rolls faster than any tire I have used for off road, and they corner well to. Says 2.0 but I get 2.15 wide. At $20 a tire you usually get somthing not that good, but these are the best tires I have used.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   price point


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark B. a Cross Country Rider from Ft Wayne, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2007

Strengths:    fast roll, good traction, airs up readily on converted rims

Weaknesses:    buzz at slow speed

Bottom Line:   
i got these from a bud who hated them, was going to pitch them -- i said i'd roll 'em to the casing, i didn't care. turns out i WILL do that, 'cause i love 'em! found a deal on the www for 5 tires/$75, and will do that asap. converted rims w/ stan's, put in some fluid (double coverage), and they aired right up w/ floor pump! sized 2.0, but are closer to 2.2, as reported in MBA. replaced a set of 2.1 Fire XC's w/ these, and the Pans looked like they could fit inside the Hutch's. (pans wouldn't air up, either) all in all, i'll roll these as long as i can get 'em!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   gift from bikesnob bud

Similar Products Used:   IRC, Panaracer, Kenda, Innova, WTB

Bike Setup:   Dakar XLT 1.0, RaceFace/Avid/X.9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Baybayosa from Sta. Rosa Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2007

Strengths:    Hooks to berm edges really well, Excellent mud traction and clearing. Sticky on climbs, descends predictably Comfortable

Weaknesses:    Ugly gray and black combo, too much graphics

Bottom Line:   
Nice for these parts, Wet, gravel and choppy dirt roads

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor series, Michelin, Nokian NBX, Specialized Leader

Bike Setup:   94 Kona Hei Hei Titanium 13yrs and still riding strong. On 3rd fork, BB's and Cassettes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cherkasky moses a Racer from Israel

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

Strengths:    nice ground hold,besides that-nothing


Weaknesses:    inner low line too soft-flat tire easy,after flat-works bettter with tube...

Bottom Line:   
worst tire ever had,dont buy it unless your life depands on it...

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Favorite Trail:   xc

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   bontrager jones,continental traction pro,hutchinson python


Bike Setup:   sants cruz blur-fully xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Logan a Racer from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    Super confident cornering. No flats.

Weaknesses:    Can't find the version I want

Bottom Line:   
As a front tire on the Jekyl, this tire is Absolutely confidence-inspiring. Only matched by a heavier and much softer Maxxis High Roller ST. Nearly impossible to find a rear tire that can keep up w/this on the front (the WTB EpicWolf 2.0 and/or 1.95 does the job nicely).
On the Scalpel, I have the 1.75" UST Grey and Black version (unfortunately, I'm not finding anyone who carries these). The 1.75 almost looks like a super-burly cyclocross tire, and most everyone I ride w/or encounter looks at me a little odd. But these things are hooking up like crazy on this particular bike w/this particular rider (5'3", 116 lbs) @ my usual psi -- tubed or tubeless -- 23 psi.
As w/any tire, find the lowest psi you can get away w/and you'll really enjoy; consider spec'ing psi per terrain and incline/decline also -- big diff.
This tire is best in damper climes: redwoods, oak and pine environs 2-4 days after a rain. As things dry out and get more loose, especially loose rock over hardpack, you really want to lower the psi or consider a more applicable tire.
As long as they make'em, this will be my front tire of choice for XC racing!

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Favorite Trail:   swooping sngltrk, super tech. up/down

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   I'm a tire freak and love trying out tires, so a great many.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyl: front tire only (absolutely solid, confident, point&shoot handling)
Cannondale Scalpel Team Replica: 1.75 siler and black version front and back tire.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rj laskin from las cruces, NM

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2005

Strengths:    High Volume, Great in sand, wet, rock, roots, mud, desert, downhill, uphill, Light!!!, huge foot print

Weaknesses:    lack of advertising and word of mouth about the product. a little slower on fast terrain as the tire is real tire with grip.

Bottom Line:   
I hope Hutchinson realizes that they have scored a home run with this tire. I've searched and tried them all. I'm sick of 2.1 tires that measure 1.8 and have low volume and no traction. This tire allows for great grip in corners and takes the edge off the bumps with high volume and lower pressure. You'll see these tires at NORBA races and on the top five list of many pro riders. They inspire corning confidence with their great side lugs and seem to really stick to the trail. This is the jack of all trades master of all tire that manages to even stick and hold on the loose scary stuff at any speed. Go ahead, bomb down fire roads and single track with birms, ruts, and boulders at 45 mph, they love that too and leave you in control.
Use Stans as always and experiment with pressures between 30-35.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   greenfish sports

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Larsons, panaracer XC fire, Hutch. pythons, IRC Myth.,Conti Vert Pro., and many others.

Bike Setup:   weight weenie light with attitude!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ev a Cross Country Rider from Edm, AB, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2005

Strengths:    Perfect Cross-Country tire if you find the right tire pressure that you like. I fiddled around until a got a sort of low tire pressure and it works great. No flats even after riding 50 kph over roots and over some fairly sharp rocks.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These tires are a great XC tire. I have had no trouble and love them. I thought since i was used to the VERY aggresive tread pattern on Wildgrippers that these tires would seem to have bad traction. But it was the other way around (probably because i had to run the Wildgrippers with tubes and i used a lower pressure with the Hutchinson.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Similar Products Used:   UST Michelin Comp Light Wildgrippers

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS 3 with disc brakes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Milan, Italy

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2005

Strengths:    Good grip on wet terrain, unfortunately these tires are useless

Weaknesses:    Too soft, get punctured all the times, these tires are always flat and so they're useless

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the tubeless light version. Running the usual trails I had flats almost every time, I suspect because of the soft compound. Traction and grip on wet were good but I definitively cannot recommend these tires unless you like running with 10 tubes.

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Favorite Trail:   Alps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Bicimania

Similar Products Used:   Michelin XCR mud

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Raven

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Bastian

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2005

Strengths:    a great tire if riding in different conditions every day. center tread rolls well and produces good traction in hardpack and light loose stuff , also smooth ride on pavement 40 psi, deep knobs on sholder can get a grip in corners and mud. have run as low as 15 psi on rainy day, have 110 mi pavement and 115 miles dirt on these tires and they show very little wear. will put them pack on next winter

Weaknesses:    not perfect in any condition , but a good all around tire

Bottom Line:   
as stated above a good all around tire. put in some stans , and adj. tire pressure for conditions and tire will work good in any thing but deep mud. (used on rear only)

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Favorite Trail:   Dona Ana, NM

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   python, larson tt, roll-x

Bike Setup:   stumpie, full xtr, tubeless

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