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Hutchison Carbon Comp tires

Old 09-01-05, 09:06 AM
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Hutchison Carbon Comp tires

Looking for feedback on from any current owners. Do you like them?
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Old 09-01-05, 09:07 AM
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absolute ****. Flat easily, demoted to trainer demolition
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Mine have been fine after a couple hundred miles.

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Originally Posted by zakk
absolute ****. Flat easily, demoted to trainer demolition
No doubts there! Hah. Thanks for the opinion.
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Originally Posted by Nashville Man
Looking for feedback on from any current owners. Do you like them?
I really like them (700x23)

Hutchinson Carbon Comp tires are one best riding set of tires I've owned. No flats in 1000 miles. . .
 
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I have had a pair for a few hundred miles..... the rear tire had a thin spot and subsequently a bulge that rendered the tire useless at a little over 200 miles. Other than that, I liked them while they worked.....!
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These tires cut and flat very easily. I had to trash both of mine within a few hundred miles! There's a reason they're on sale everywhere...
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These wear fast and mine have several gouges in them. I won't get them again.
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They work well if you use Tuffy liners.
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Originally Posted by wildjim
I really like them (700x23)

Hutchinson Carbon Comp tires are one best riding set of tires I've owned. No flats in 1000 miles. . .
I've had a similar experience. I've got, perhaps, 750-1,000 miles on a set with no flats, and there seems to be life left in them. They do ride very nicely also. Understand, these are performance tires. Therefore, you cannot compare their useful life with non-performance tires. FYI, I've had similar results with the Michelin Carbons.
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Originally Posted by adxm
These tires cut and flat very easily. I had to trash both of mine within a few hundred miles! There's a reason they're on sale everywhere...
+1

I've switched to Conti Ultra 2000's and am much happier. May even try GP4000 after the Ultra 2000s wear out.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
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I've switched to Conti Ultra 2000's and am much happier. May even try GP4000 after the Ultra 2000s wear out.
I use the Ultra 2000s too, and found them to last very long with good flat resistance. GP's are good too but seem to wear faster.
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My bike came equipped with them. I have not had any problems or flats with them, but I ride on the smoothest roads I can and try to avoid any gravel or other crap that may be on the road. They are definatley light and fast. The thing I didn't like about them was the sidewalls got a gazillion little spider cracks in them after only a few months. Hasn't been a problem, but I will look for a different tire when I buy a new set......which will be very soon.
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I've had 2 sets of Comps - less than 500 miles each on the rear tire before they were junk. Big waste of time (they were free, so not much lost).

HOWEVER, I did try the Long Distance model and have had better success. I've got over 1,200 miles on the pair now and the front is still perfect - the rear is squared off, but still rides well.

They must have added a few extra layers or hardened the compound. I'd say the Comps are junk, the Long Distances are not bad (since they were also free) but I wouldn't pay more than $15-$20 each for them.
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