Hutchinson Python Tire

DESCRIPTION

Hutchinson Python Kevlar 2.0 Tire: Hutchinson's top selling MTB tire, the New Generation Python gets updated with enlarged lateral steering knobs. Close knob proximity on centerline for reduced rolling resistance...

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[May 25, 2019]
nvmtbiker


OVERALL
RATING
3
Strength:

light hi volume tire. quick. solid tire for xc in loamy conditions.

Weakness:

the shallow tread tends to drift in the corners, especially in loose conditions or loose over hard

Purchased:
New  
[May 21, 2012]
Vin
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

fast rolling, excels in dry conditions, good grip on firm dry ground uphill.

Weakness:

2.3 width is really a 2.1, does not shed dirt/mud much, loss of traction on structure, requires good technique to counteract tire's limitations

In fairness we had some rain over the last few weeks so it was a little wetter than normal in the low lying areas. I noticed the faster roll right off and downhill dry single track riding was ok. I was disappointed with the lack of rear tire bite on rocks and roots going uphill. Spin outs at critical times is aggravating! The tire did not shed dirt or mud well at all and the 2.35 is really closer a 2.1. The sales rep. at BicyclesBuys.com talked me out of getting Maxxis Ignitors to try out the Python.
All in all I was disappointed. Should have ordered my Ignitors.

[Aug 14, 2011]
dnnandxc
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Rolling resistance, weight

Weakness:

cornering

If you aren't pushing the limits on descending and cornering, then this is the tire for you! The rolling resistance is unsurpassed, and on climbs it is grippy enough to get the job done if you are careful with your weight balance.

Similar Products Used:

Fire XC

[Apr 02, 2011]
dgspark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Light, low rolling resistance

Weakness:

Sidewall

Keep these babies inflated to high pressure and you should be alright. Sidewalls prone to blowouts. Got less than a year out of these puppies at very minimal use and blew them out twice landing hard on a sidewalk to street transfer.

Similar Products Used:

Just bought a SmallBlock8, we'll see. Kenda, Spcialized, Maxxis Crossmark front

[Jul 21, 2010]
Miki
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great for rolling and most off-road conditions. Very good durability. Reasonably lightweight.

Weakness:

Thin sidewalls. Loose a bit of grip on loose dirt climbs.

Tyres came on bike in late 2004 and i'm only replacing them now. I usually ride the downhills pretty agressive for a hardtail and so long as there was a reasonable amount of pressure in the tire i never punctured.
Quite easy to puncture under 30psi but the grip is predictable and long lasting.
Reccommend these tyres.

Similar Products Used:

Michelin wildgrip'r
Panaracer fire xc

[Feb 16, 2010]
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fast rolling, great cornering, and very grippy over all sorts of terrain.

Weakness:

Treadlife if you ride them on the road too much.

Awesome tires. I am currently riding the 2.3 version. I have ridden the 2.0 version as well. Both tires are comparable. The 2.3s can be run lower pressure and are great for snow packed trails.

Although not recommended for wet or muddy conditions, being in Ontario you get plenty of both. The tires have performed beyond expectation given the recommended conditions of dry hardpack. This is a great alround tire.

Climbs like a mountain goat on loose, hardpack, even slick clay surfaces. Cornering is outstanding. The 2.3 is a great tire for winter use, never used studded tires, never needed them with these.

Durability is great. These tires have been ridden through rock gardens with no sidewall issues. Treadlife is good, keep them off the roads as much as possible.

These are the only tires I currently use. 2.3 or 2.0 They are predictable fast rolling tires that will give you the confidence to hit everything the XC trail throws your way.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer smoke/ dart

[Feb 08, 2010]
aguz_advincula
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Very good traction at road and loose lil rocks, good feeling with lower psi

Weakness:

the sidewalls (They r weak as butterfly wings)

I got almost killed in the first ride:
early in the morning i pass to gas station to check the air in my tires (phython tubeless in front, irc mythos back) (note i used this two with inner tubes) i thin i put 36 psi in front and 45 in back and the python just blow the sidewall slip over the rim, i changed the inner tube and inflated to 30 psi and started to road 22 kms of up-hill road to my favorite trails and they feel good all the way but in the return to home i was going 50 kms/hr (31 or 32m/h) and the python just blow up again (thank´s god i didnt fall)and i have to walk 15 kms to home!!!!!
so my point is python r CRAP...Fck u hutchinson´s designers!!!!
Ps...SORRY FOR THE BAD WORDS BUT I WAS SCARE TO CRAP IN THE MOMENT!!!

Similar Products Used:

maxxis, tioga, irc, bontrager

[Mar 02, 2009]
mbuguy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light weight, low rolling resistance, good traction on hard, dry surfaces.

Weakness:

Poor grip in turns, don't shed mud, poor traction on loose surfaces.

These tires tend to loose grip in turns, on all surfaces. Decided to change them out after the front tire washed out for the umpteenth time.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Dart/Smoke, IRC Mythos, WTB Weirwolf.

[May 14, 2008]
Matt Robinson
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Good rolling resistance, tread lasts a while

Weakness:

Front tire washes out on corners with no warning.

I raced on these tires for a year. The front washed out multiple times and I lost all confidence in these tires. Switched to Continental Explorer Pro (much more predictable in the corners). Also would get pinch flats if I ran the pressure much lower than 38psi.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Smoke/Dart

[Jun 08, 2003]
Bob Macknight
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Fast tire and predictable

Weakness:

No mud and no sand - the tread tells you that!

You know what you are getting by looking at the tread and feelilng the compound. I have two sets of these tires - grey stripe and all black. I use them on both bikes along with Maxxis depending on where I am riding and in what. If you want a fast tire with great predictability in all kinds of turns, then get a pair. If you want to plod around in mud then go elsewhere. I havd never had side wall problems with these. I run 33.5 to 37 psi. I weigh 215. Rating these at 4 only because I favor Maxxis Turners a bit more.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis,WTB, Michilen,...............

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