Hutchinson Squale Older Tires

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Hutchinson Squale

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Jess   Cross Country Rider [Dec 04, 2001]
Strength:

good grip
havn't had a flat yet
nice and phat

Weakness:

none.. maybe a bit heavy

good tyre...for down hill and xc
great buy.. very long lasting
buy your self some

Similar Products Used: some really dodge ones
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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scooba-dee-doo   [Sep 14, 2001]
Strength:

this thing replaced the awful wtb that the bike came with,and it is just fantastic!! grip is excellent,it hangs on to everything like you're stuck to it...yes,it's that good.huge knobs.no pinchs yet.

Weakness:

none yet...

i'd been told by about half a dozen downhill/free ride types to give this tyre a go,and,wow,were they right about it! yes,i love the thing.it's chunky.it hangs on through corners,and when it does drift it's predictable and controlable...maybe a 2.5 would be nice? it's nice to know it's going to get you through that corner up ahead,just a little bit faster,and a lot more predictably than that old thing you've got now.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Pete   Weekend Warrior [Sep 21, 2001]
Strength:

Controlled in loose dirt
Long lasting
Give good feel of the track

Weakness:

Heavy (Some times you must bunny hop stuff!!!) so dont use for XC.
Hard compound is very slipery on wet rocks and roots.

These tires are great in the loose stuff and mud and go where you point them, the hard compound makes the tires last for ages but they don't grip wet rock and roots. These tires are stiff and send a lot of vibration through to the bike so you tend to run them a bit low which ups the number of pinch flats a bit, but better than tioga's. I got mine on sale and they were good value but I probably would not pay the full price because i am soooo poooor!!!!

Similar Products Used: Tiog dh 2.1
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Sérgio Melo   Downhiller [Apr 30, 2001]
Strength:

is very good for dual and down hill. Very strong.

Weakness:

price

Maybe the best tyres for dual and down hill.

Similar Products Used: Panaracer Magic 2.20
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
mark   Downhiller [Aug 05, 2000]
Strength:

I use it on the rear and it skids so sweetly and predictably it is pretty light and never wheel spins when excellerating i love it

Weakness:

none yet maybey price compared to tiogas

in my mind the best DH tyre for the rear

Similar Products Used: tioga dh 2.3
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Alastair Hodder   Downhiller [Jul 15, 2000]
Strength:

Stiff side knobs, good transition area, bites well, awesome under braking. Front or rear, who cares?

Weakness:

Weak sidewall, there are better tyres out there for less folding stuff.

I'm always varying the pressure in this sucker... it works really well in soily conditions pumped up pretty hard, 65 psi+, but in gravely hardpack, works better at about 35 - 40, it's a matter or personal preference I guess...
It's so far been a predictable tyre, with high speed washout easy to control... basically, you point it, it goes.
I ride this tyre nearly every day, and so far havent had any gripes. It suite casual and agressive riding styles. Slap one on, check it out...

Similar Products Used: Panaracer spike F 2.1, Tioga Factory DH 2.3 F, IRC Kujo DH 2.25.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Mike   Downhiller [Mar 20, 2000]
Strength:

grips on losse over hardpack good

Weakness:

knobs are all chewed off the sides-

I think I got these from Leigh Donovan & they were chewed to hell-tried to superglue,But they actually hooked up great being all used.I see alot of pros use em..

Similar Products Used: panaracer2.3 fire dh--Intense2.3- Intense 2.7
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Jon Mutiger   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 1999]
Strength:

Great grip, firm sidewall, Front or rear use, not a crappy specific tire.

Weakness:

heavy, not pinch flat resistant, but what really is?

Good tire for the buck, too bad it's so heavy as it's the only tire I use, for DH, XC or shore type riding.

Similar Products Used: Tioga Fat66
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Beast Boy   Weekend Warrior [Feb 18, 2001]
Strength:

You name it

Weakness:

Could be a little cheaper.

Well, Lets see!!!! I bought these tyres yesterday and raced Dual Slalom today. These tyres rocked for it. There was no concern about washing out at all (Especially compared to my Tiogas). It was my first race and I managed to end up around the middle of the field. Mainly thanks to these tyres. Just go out and bu them.

Similar Products Used: Tioga Psycho TT & K
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
ChrisD   Downhiller [Jun 18, 2001]

A great tyre for loam. Reasonable for rock and poor for mud. Good value for money but doesn't grip like a big gazzalodi. Possible to cut away some of the side lobes to make a pseudo-mud tyre. Preferred on rear as side and centre lobes dig into soft sediment. Mind you, I haven't tried it yet on soft sand.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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