Hutchinson Downhill Tube

DESCRIPTION

Green Downhill tube

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 25, 2003]
Arne Mogstad
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

STRONG!!!!!!!! NEWER punctured!

Weakness:

weight...but it actually dont matter when biking downhill!

a REALLY good tube! This tube is really good for everyone who wants a STRONG tube! It is the strongest i have ever used! BUT it is not a XC tube...to heavy, unnless you are riding HARD and really need a strong tube, but you will destroy your bike before you punkture this one, and is strong enough and well fit!

Similar Products Used:

a LOT of tubes

[Sep 23, 2006]
Johnny
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very strong tubes. I've been riding these tubes hard for 2 years and no flats yet. Simply amazing! Definitely a must have.

Weakness:

Pricy but well worth the money.

Strong tubes that will last for the long run. Definitely spend a little more and get these. I got mine at Amazon.com and I think they're still selling it. http://www.amazon.com/Hutchinson-Green-MTB-Tube-1-75/dp/B000AI90T4/sr=8-6/qid=1159067978/ref=sr_1_6/102-5065175-6732118?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods

Similar Products Used:

Regular bike tubes

[Feb 20, 2003]
Andrew Klauser
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Undestructable

Weakness:

somewhat heavy (390g)

Follow up, see below. Yupp, these endure. Safety first, highly recommended. One of the some top products in the world of mtb (others being Magura rim brakes, Marzocchi Atom 80 forks, Syntace stems and bars, ATAC pedals). Are on the heavy side, though. I don't notice this as a drawback, since rolling resistance seem to be latex typically low.

Similar Products Used:

Conti Latex, Panaracer Greenlights, Schwalbe (produced a big bubble the first time I wanted to install them; I nearly fell down backwards with laughter)

[Sep 11, 2000]
Roger

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Never seems to puncture (touch wood)

Weakness:

none

A fit and forget inner tube!! because once in place it will hardly ever puncture

Similar Products Used:

too many to list

[Nov 13, 2000]
Kevin

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

No flats!
Made out of natural rubber
Relatively light
Looks and feels cool (although it doesn't matter once it's installed)

Weakness:

A little pricey

Best tube I've ever bought! As a trialser, I've flatted tons of tubes, but this one hasn't pinched once. It's also on the lighter side of DH tires -- the extra weight over standard XC tubes isn't really noticeable.

[Sep 06, 2005]
Adam
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

If you are a DH/Freerider, do your homework, these tubes are some of the lightest of their kind! Best tubes on the market, period. Well worth a couple extra bucks. I use to flat about 2-3 times per month; I have flatted 2-3 times in the past 2 years on my natural greens. I would pay $30 a piece for these tubes if that's what it took.

Weakness:

Heavy for true x-county. Pay close attention to the word "true". For most riders, a slightly heavier tube will not ruin your day; in fact the fewer flats will make it more enjoyable.

I don't usually take the time to comment on products unless they really impress me. It is not too often a 10 dollar product can dramatically increase your riding enjoyment. Just try these tubes out, use them as specified and I am sure you will be as happy as I have been.

Similar Products Used:

In 20+ years, truly everything. From Wal-mart to all the fancy brands.

[Jul 20, 2005]
Rob
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

durable

Weakness:

weight

Less pinch/puncture flats. Saves money in the long run. A bit heavy, but so am I. The green caps are cool.

Similar Products Used:

$5 standard tubes

[Dec 31, 2002]
Kelton Ericson
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Weight, Haven't gone flat yet

Weakness:

none yet

Definatly pick a few up and try them out they work great. Of course they look pimp.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis DH tube and Salsa

[Apr 18, 2005]
gmr2048
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

still bombproof

Weakness:

weight, if that bothers you.

Just wanted to add an updated review. I still love these tubes.

I got my first flat in 3+ yeas on my Hutchenson Green Tubes. This says a lot coming from a 220-250lb guy riding a full rigid singlespeed. I punish my wheels/tires/tubes. In years past, I've hit a curb so hard I cracked a rim without pinching these tubes. On a ride last week, I had too little air in the rear tire and hit something. I managed to tear the sidewall of my tire. The tubes got only a pin-hole leak and I was able to limp back to the parking lot without totally flatting. Threw on a glueless patch, and I'm back in business. These things are golden. I can't put a dollar value on all the time I didn't spend fixing flats trail-side.

Similar Products Used:

tons of other tubes before these.

[Mar 01, 2004]
roger
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

I bought these based on reviews and put them on my front and rear tires. The rear tube blew out after 40 miles of light riding and the front went sixty miles after that.

I'll stick with the no frills tubes I get from Wal-Mart. They last 10x longer for 1/5 the cost

Similar Products Used:

Cheap $2 tubes from Wal-Mart.

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