Hutchinson Python Tire Review

2.50 out of 5
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September 15, 2015
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Light and fast rolling
Pretty tough, no flats so far @ 25 psi

Cons: Not the best grip, doesn't corner too well. Works ok as a rear tire, definitely not a front.

Recommendation: Came stock on my Orbea, have them set up with tubes.

January 5, 2011
Model/Year: 29er

Pros: Mounts easily on tubeless set up. Soft compound is grippy. Low rolling resistance.

Cons: The profile on this tire seems off - not only does it look odd, it handles pretty terribly. Looks much narrower than a 2.1.

Recommendation: Unless you're looking for an inexpensive tubeless tire and don't care how it handles, don't buy this tire.

December 11, 2010
Pros: Held air well with Stans and mounted up quickly.

Cons: Cornering characteristic were hard to get used too.
Lack of grip on softer surfaces.

Recommendation: Squarish profile and pattern made for an odd felling on my XC race bike when ptiching it into corners. Medium / Loomy surfaces was not fun riding on with these tires. I am not a fan of this tire. It did hold air well and did not puncture on me which is all I can say that was a good thing about the tire. Other than that look at what Kenda or Maxxis have to offer in their XC race tire line up.

December 10, 2010
Pros: It was a very light tire. Also very fast rolling.

Cons: Lost grip in corners. The side knobs are small and don't bite as well when leaned into. Some scary downhills.

Recommendation: A strictly race tire/rear tire.

Hutchinson Python 2.50 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.