Hutchinson First to Bring Universal Standard for Tubeless to 29er Market
December 29, 2007-Trenton, NJ-Hutchinson Tires announced today that it is the first bicycle tire manufacturer to produce a 29 inch MTB tire with the official UST stamp of approval.
Hutchinson Tires has been at the forefront of tubeless tire development throughout its long history. Pioneering the development and introduction of tubeless mountain bike tires in the late 90’s, Hutchinson worked closely with Mavic to create an international tubeless standard which was coined UST. More recently, Hutchinson became the first and, to date, only manufacturer of production Tubeless Road tires which were developed in close partnership with Shimano.
With the popularity of 29 inch mountain bikes skyrocketing over the last year, Hutchinson recently released their industry standard, high volume, small tread block Python tire in a 29” size. The tire was launched earlier this year at the Sea Otter Classic with Mavic which launched its new C29ssmax tubeless wheel. Engineers from Hutchinson and Mavic were still putting the tire/rim combination through the rigorous testing required of all products seeking Universal Standard for Tubeless designation. Last month, with the official stamp of approval from the UST testing lab, Hutchinson began manufacturing the first ever UST 29er Tubeless Ready mountain bike tires.
These official UST tires are all manufactured as Tubeless Ready so using latex is a must. Hutchinson recommends its Fast’Air latex aerosol to properly install these superlight UST tires.
The Python 29er has proven to be a favorite among the “big wheel” crowd. For those who value a large volume tire that rolls fast, offers excellent all-around traction and can be set up as tubeless without the worry of blowing a bead or burping air mid ride, the Python 29er is destined to become the tire of choice. Weighing in at a competitive 645 grams the tire is offered with a supple 127 tpi casing and measures at a true 2.1 inch width.
The tires featuring the UST stamp should be available to the public through bicycle dealers in January.
In addition to the Python 29er Tubeless Ready UST tire, every tire in Hutchinson’s extensive line-up of tubeless mountain bike tires proudly display the UST logo signifying dedication to quality and safety.
About Hutchinson Tires North America
Hutchinson Tires NA is a division of Hutchinson Worldwide based in Paris, France, a leading manufacturer of industrial rubber products. Hutchinson Tires has been producing high quality bicycle tires, tubes and accessories since 1890.
HUTCHINSON TIRES NORTH AMERICA
307B North Clinton Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08638, USA
Ph: (609) 393-1780 Fx: (484) 214-0319
source: Marc Gullickson
Hutchinson Tires North America