Hutchinson Overide 50mm gravel tire review - plump and robust but also a little heavy

Hutchinson's new 50mm width of its Overide semi slick has proven its toughness - and rolls well over hard-packed gravel and tarmac sections

Hutchinson Overide 50mm gravel tire on a wheel
(Image credit: Tom Couzens)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With a tough outer casing, the Hutchinson Overide tires come in a little heavier than more performance oriented options - but on the flipside, they have proven very robust, fending off flints and thorns without issue. The semi slick tread pattern makes them pretty quick on roads and hard-packed gravel - although grip is sacrificed in muddier conditions. The new 50mm is much appreciated for the extra comfort and larger contact patch.

Reasons to buy
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    Highly puncture resistant

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    Low rolling resistance

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    Value for money

Reasons to avoid
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    Slick profile makes these unsuitable for slippery conditions

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    So wide means they will not fit all gravel bikes

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Hutchinson’s new 50mm Overide gravel tire pushes the boundaries of what a gravel tire is capable of. The aim is to enable riders to tackle more challenging terrain whilst doing so in comfort. Tubeless ready and e-bike compatible, these tires provide excellent rolling resistance and puncture resistance to create one of the best gravel bike tires for dry trials. 

Hutchinson Overide: construction

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Tom Couzens
Freelance Writer

Tom Couzens is a racing cyclist currently representing The Ribble Collective on the road and the Montezumas cyclo-cross team off road. His most notable results include winning the Monmouth GP national series race as a junior; finishing sixth in the 2022 British National Cyclo-cross Championships; and he was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships in 2020/21. Tom draws on his high-level racing experience and knowledge to help Cycling Weekly readers maximise their potential and get as much as possible out of their riding.