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I'm thinking of buying a pair of Hutchinson Scorpions off a family member. They are the lightest weight tires out there, unless you buy custom. They are 1-3 years old (i'm not sure) but seem like great tires. They are barely worn, and I was wondering if they are a good purchase and what they are like. Also, what do you think for pricing on them?
I use Wildgrippers comp SL right now, but are running both with tubes because i managed to pop both of them.
 

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oilerfan30 said:
I'm thinking of buying a pair of Hutchinson Scorpions off a family member. They are the lightest weight tires out there, unless you buy custom. They are 1-3 years old (i'm not sure) but seem like great tires. They are barely worn, and I was wondering if they are a good purchase and what they are like. Also, what do you think for pricing on them?
I use Wildgrippers comp SL right now, but are running both with tubes because i managed to pop both of them.
Scorpions are an OK tread. Not great. Not terrible.

I have never heard of Hutchinson "Extra Light" version tires. There are Air Lights and they are common and not expensive.

I seriously doubt if the tires you are looking at are the "lightest weight tires out there".
I just received a pair of Panaracer SpeedBlaster SonicLites - 343g/360g
I have a Schwalbe Fast Fred - 368g
Kenda claims 345g for the Klimax Lite
Maxxis has a 320g tire.
 

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I always advocate Hutchinson tires as I find them to be some of the fasted rolling, high volume tires around. Can't vouch for scorpions, but have had great performance with Pythons and now UST Spiders.
 

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If they are three years old...

I would also check that the rubber compund hasn't deteriorated too much. I've read somewhere that the oils & chemicals within the rubber compund can leach out after a period of time (even if stored well), causing the rubber to harden and become less supple.

Even if they don't appear brittle, wear rate would be affected. Make sure they're priced accordingly :)

Cheers,

Sam.
 
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