Hutchinson Python UST 29er Tire

DESCRIPTION

The new Python 29erTire bringsThe classic PythonTreadToThe 29er MTB market. Lightweight folding bead with a fast-rollingTread pattern. 29-58 PSI Compatible with new UST 29er rims, likeThe Mavic Crossmax, and can also be used onTraditional rims with aTube UST;Tubeless

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 30, 2012]
Kelly
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Fast. Great on hard pack, predictable terrain. They freaking fly! Went on my new WTB Frequency 29ers easy and after some refills - they seem to hold well.

Weakness:

Burp on almost every rock and root I hit. Terrible climb/grip on anything wet.

If you race xc on primarily non-technical courses then these are what you want. But, a 200 lb rider who looks for the nasty fun stuff should steer clear of these. Squirrely is how I would describe most of the characteristics of the front tire. Loose Goose on the rear. They actually do pretty good on cornering as long as there are no roots, rocks or moisture.

Similar Products Used:

WTB Nanos, Michelin Wild Grippers.

[Apr 08, 2012]
dbomb
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

I used these tires for a couple seasons on Giant Trance (26") and loved them. They were set up ghetto tubeless on the Giant's stock Mavis 117 and NEVER lost any air at all! I was pretty blown away at how well they set up tubeless (the rims too). My trails are mostly rooty up and down switchbacks with a few steeper climbs and descents to test the braking and grip under power. They were fast rolling and grippy and drifted just enough when tearing around corners with little noticeable squirm at 35 psi (2.25" tire)

Weakness:

The good was in the 26" version. I now ride a shorter travel, faster, 29" bike and assault the corners and berms. The grip and lower rolling resistance are still there as they were with the 26", but now I am often burping the rear tire when I challenge it in the fast corners. This is with a legit tubeless setup on Stans Arch rims and the same 35psi and tire width! The tires are definitely being worked harder now but I am having to run 40 plus psi to keep the burps down, and when I do some of the grip is lost in the corners. So sad.

Fantastic 26" tire, not so great 29" tire. Maybe the longer arm from axle to the sidewalls on the 29er provide just enough extra leverage, and when compounded by the 29er's extra contact patch it overwhelms the bead seat. Hell I don't know. It's a shame though because it is a really great tire. When it does work and doesn't burp it is amazing, ran with a tube it may really kick but.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Cinder, WTB Weirwolf,

[Dec 29, 2011]
kevinrod1983
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

the perfect average tire. light, puncture resistant, mud shedding, rolling resistance,...

Weakness:

only one choice in size and compound for the 29er market. you get what you get...

if you don't have the luxury of having a set of tires for every occasion, then buy a set of pythons and roll them till there dead...

Similar Products Used:

ignitors, rocket ron, cross mark

[Jul 15, 2011]
race-ktm
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Ok in sandy corners + hardpack

Weakness:

useless when climbing on roots or anything resembling moisture on the trail

may leave front on due to ok sand cornering at 24 psi. going to replace the rear - SUCKS on roots when climbing at any psi

front is useless on roots (slides / deflects) with 28psi and higher

waste of money IMO

Similar Products Used:

many many others

[Feb 21, 2011]
Rad Rider 415
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Fast rolling and great for dry conditions.

Weakness:

thin sidewall but never blew threw probably because I only weigh 145 pds.

Great for dry trails and not too bad on rocks either.

Similar Products Used:

LOTS

[Dec 18, 2010]
jwins49
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great grip on dry pretty packed trails, like fire roads. Light, low rolling resistance. Cheap if you can find a good deal on them.

Weakness:

Burp a bit when run tubeless and at lower pressure (under 35) but I do weigh in at 220 so maybe thats my fault. When aired up to about 38-40 I dont notice a problem.

Great climbers in packed to slightly loose conditions(dry), going downhill with some aggressive turns, I notice some loss of traction and burping in the rear, a bit scary at 25mph.

Similar Products Used:

This is my only 29er tire I have used, I like it for what I use it for but will try out a few others that catch my eye. Im not sold.

[Nov 27, 2010]
romadgarza
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

This tire is a great fast tire for hardpack and (in my opinion) does pretty well on some technical stuff. The bead sits nicely on my Crossmax rims and havent had to much issue with burping.

Weakness:

Ive used this tire on my 26 in bike, and they were gold. Hoping that it would be similar on the 29er, the obvious tires for me to get were these. Ive gone through a set of tires with sidewall cuts and rather large punctures making them almost a waste of money for me.

I ride a hardtail and found that the way I ride (fast and sloppy) is not appropriate for this tire, as much as I like it... I do reccomend this tire if you dont ride much technical stuff or have alot of rockbeds, gardens etc. Look for something with a lil more protection or thickness.

Similar Products Used:

like i said, I used the 26 in version and they were this bomb!

[Nov 16, 2010]
BikePartPorn
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Weight (652 grams). Predictable cornering, low straight line rolling resistance.

Weakness:

Smallish? volume. 52mm width at 30psi mounted to AC wheels

http://bikepartporn.com/2010/11/review-hutchinson-python-29er/

Similar Products Used:

WTB Nanorapotor

[Jul 25, 2010]
TooTallUK
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Light, fast-rolling, predictable

Weakness:

4 holes appeared along the seam on the sidewall - I'd have said coincidence if they weren't all along the seam.

These came on the bike when C_C built it up for me. They were great, but first sign of rocks to rub on the sidewall and the front tyre died on me along the seam as described. Probably a great tyre for open trails and racers, but not on your 'do anything' bike.

Similar Products Used:

Bonty, Specialized

[Jun 29, 2010]
Clydes29r
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Tread design, mountability

Weakness:

Sidewall

Seems like a great tire for packed, dry, semi-damp conditions. Not so good for muddy or slick conditions. Blew side wall out during a Super D.

Similar Products Used:

WTB Nanos

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