Out of this world.
When updating its Fusion 3 tire lineup for 2016, the French rubber masters over at Hutchinson chose to skip straight past four and instead christen their new line Fusion 5. The move is actually in reference to the five characteristics they feel a tire needs to exhibit to achieve the best ride quality: grip, rolling performance, durability, puncture resistance, and comfort. Among the Fusion 5 line, the Galactik Tubeless Tire occupies the upper echelon, representing the thinnest, most pared-down option for race-day speed and outstanding grip with its HDF>5.1 compound and lighter reinforcement.
Though the Fusion 5 line does include an all-season tire option for more consistently challenging conditions, the Galactik is more than capable of managing its share of imperfect shoulders and road grit in a race, maintaining a low rolling resistance with a 127 TPI casing that's lightly reinforced with nylon protection to create a plush ride with a touch of added durability. It's ready for tubeless set-up, so you'll gain all the confidence-inspiring benefits of running sans tubes, such as better grip and self-sealing peace of mind.
- Hutchinson's thinnest, most pared-down tire in Fusion 5 line
- HDF>5.1 compound is thinner for efficiency and better grip
- 127 TPI casing is lightly reinforced with nylon protection
- Tubeless-ready for optimal grip, self-sealing reassurance