Taking tubeless to new heights.
As one of the first tire brands to fully embrace road
tubeless, Hutchinson once again ups the ante with its new ElevenSTORM compound
and the Tubeless Fusion 5 Galactik ElevenSTORM Road Tire offers even greater
mileage, less rolling resistance, better puncture resistance, lower weight, and
enhanced grip so you'll be in total control whether that's descending a steep
canyon road during a spring shower or hitting the last corner of a crit at full
gas in July's triple digits. These are pretty lofty claims from Hutchinson,
however, with its experience and access to technical materials, it instills our
confidence that the ElevenStorm compound is the real deal and the first few
rides have been very favorable.
Probably what impresses us the most with the ElevenSTORM
compound is its ability to let us race and train on the same set of tires as
they can handle the long training mileage and aren't fragile like most event
specific rubber. Besides not having the burden of swapping out tires, it allows
us to get used to the handling characteristics and adapt to its rolling
resistance so power data on race day matches that during training. Anytime we
can install something on our bikes that requires less energy to go faster and
further without tradeoffs is a plus in our book.
This particular version of the Fusion 5 Galactik is
designated as a road tubeless tire, further bolstering the ElevenSTORMS'
compound by adding the benefits of more traction and comfort at lower
pressures, as well as self-sealing reassurance when paired with sealant, should
you run over small shards of glass or pesky goatheads. It's reinforced with a
Lightskin nylon shield underneath the tread that helps prevent punctures and
cuts for greater peace of mind on the open road.
- A tubeless tire that elevates racing and training
- ElevenStorm compound makes it faster, tougher, and grippy
- Smooth tread with corning grip rolls quick and corners hard
- A Lightskin nylon reinforcement prevents cuts
- Road Tubeless lets you lower the pressure for better traction and compliance