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little blueberry sized "blebs" on my Hutchinson Galaktic front tubeless tire

Old 08-09-23, 05:57 AM
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little blueberry sized "blebs" on my Hutchinson Galaktic front tubeless tire

I have sprung two little blueberry sized "blebs" on my front tubeless tire on my road bike. The tire is a Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galaktic tubeless. I rode the bike several times since I discovered this since I haven't had time to change it out yet. surprisingly it has not punctured (yet).

I can provide photos tonight. Does anyone know if this is a common occurrence with Hutchinson tubeless tires? I recently had to trash another Hutchinson front tire (same model) that I was running on my other bike. I have the Fusion 5 "Endurance" tire in the back and it has not manifested this issue. Also, this might sound crazy but since the tire is fairly new and it is tubeless anyway, could I take a syringe and inject some shoe goo or some other adhesive into the blueberry sized tread separation and smoosh it down to save from having to trash an otherwise good tire?

These tires have been really nice were it not for this issue of these little round blueberry tread separations. One tire had one of these the other tire (the one I am still running, has two of them).

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I was just impressed by the use of the word "bleb" !

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You are Not Alone.... from a sales site "reviews" section...

★★★★★ ★★★★★ 1 out of 5 stars.
2 years ago


This last less than 200 miles and bubbles started forming on the surface and quickly burst.

Really happy with the customer service from wiggle who refunded me the money.

Recommends this product
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  1. Nickyj76
    2 years ago This is my second tyre that has done exactly the same. Wiggle has asked me to return.

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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 1 out of 5 stars.
2 years ago


Not the easiest tyre to fit but that is the most positive thing I can say about it. Punctured in the first hundred miles and the latex did not stop it, hole less than 1mm. I fitted a strip of old inner tube on the inside to seal it. Which it did. Another 150 miles and the tyre starts spraying sealant over the bike and me. Literally latex on my helmet! Again a small hole which the sealant did not seal. Replaced the sealant, even though its only been in six weeks. Bubbles coming out of at least 8 holes in the tyre none of big enough to see if it was not for the bubbles of sealant. The sealant works on another bike on GP5000 TLs. This may be tubeless ready but only if you ride on glass smooth roads not the mean streets of West Sussex. The previous iteration of the Fusion was far superior.
  • - Cons:
  • Wears Out Easily
Recommends this product
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    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 1 out of 5 stars.
    3 years ago


    Please do not buy these tires have poor quality sidewall not even 30 miles and sidewall puncture

    Recommends this product
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