Hutchinson Scorpion Light UST Tubeless Tire

Scorpion Light UST

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

User Reviews (11)

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HUZZA   Cross Country Rider [Oct 24, 2008]
Strength:

great cornering grip, moderate tire life, eat to mount

Weakness:

somewhat of a slow roller

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!

Similar Products Used: many
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4
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5
icuski2   Cross Country Rider [Sep 08, 2008]
Strength:

Inexpensive, light, roll fast

Weakness:

Poor traction is dry, loose dirt. Wear quickly.

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.

Similar Products Used: WTB Weirwolf UST, Specialized Roll X UST, Panracer Fire XC
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2
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3
Ryan Berg   Cross Country Rider [Jul 24, 2008]
Strength:

Good grip
Rolls fast

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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5
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5
Baybayosa   [Jan 07, 2007]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Ugly gray and black combo, too much graphics

Nice for these parts, Wet, gravel and choppy dirt roads

Similar Products Used: WTB Velociraptor series, Michelin, Nokian NBX, Specialized Leader
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4
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4
cherkasky moses   Racer [Dec 12, 2006]
Strength:

nice ground hold,besides that-nothing

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: bontrager jones,continental traction pro,hutchinson python
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1
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1
Mark B.   Cross Country Rider [Mar 01, 2007]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

buzz at slow speed

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!!

Similar Products Used: IRC, Panaracer, Kenda, Innova, WTB
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5
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5
Logan   Racer [Apr 24, 2006]
Strength:

Super confident cornering. No flats.

Weakness:

Can't find the version I want

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!

Similar Products Used: I'm a tire freak and love trying out tires, so a great many.
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5
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5
rj laskin   [Jun 03, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Maxxis Larsons, panaracer XC fire, Hutch. pythons, IRC Myth.,Conti Vert Pro., and many others.
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5
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5
David   Cross Country Rider [Apr 03, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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)

Similar Products Used: python, larson tt, roll-x
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4
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4
David   Cross Country Rider [May 14, 2005]
Strength:

Good grip on wet terrain, unfortunately these tires are useless

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Michelin XCR mud
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1
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1
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