The Hutchinson Fusion 3 Kevlar Pro Tech is said to be an all weather tyre, which is lightweight and puncture resistant. We put these claims to the test

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Hutchinson Fusion 3 Kevlar ProTech

Pros:

  • Light
  • Puncture resistant
  • Good grip

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive

Product:

Hutchinson Fusion 3 Kevlar Pro Tech tyre

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£35.00
This product is featured in: Winter road bike tyres: a buyer’s guide.

In the wet winter months you want a tyre that is puncture resistant, provides a good level of grip and,  if the dreaded puncture does happen, is easy to remove and remount onto the rim.

>>> How to fix a puncture (video)

The Fusion 3 is a foldable tyre that has Kevlar reinforced casing beneath the tread – Hutchinson claims it is the only tyre on the market to do so-  and uses three different rubber compounds.

>>> Winter road bike tyres: buyer’s guide

The centre of the tread uses a hard rubber which is intended to reduce cuts and lower the rolling resistance.

A softer intermediate rubber is designed to assist general cornering and provide a smooth transition to the third and softest rubber at the side of the tyre which aims to give improved grip on tight corners.


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The 25mm tyre was easy to install out of the box and swapping to different wheels was straightforward.

>>> Are wider tyres really faster?

Coming with 127 threads per inch casing the tyre is supple and felt like it rolled well. Importantly the grip offered by the tyre allowed me to corner with confidence.

Having used the Hutchinson Fusion 3 on multiple rides, along poorly surfaced roads often covered in debris, I was impressed that there were no cuts of note, let alone any punctures.

Verdict

This is a good quality performance tyre, save for the fairly high price the Hutchinson Fusion 3 is hard to fault.

Details

Weight:204g per tyre
Size:700 x 25
Contact:www.spitfire-distribution.co.uk
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