Hutchinson Challenger Tubeless Tires review – hard wearing but hard to mount

Tubeless tires that should see you through most of the year - once you've got them on the rims that is

Hutchinson Challenger tubeless tires on Prime Doyenne wheels
(Image credit: Jack Elton-Walters)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

After some difficulty with getting the tires on the rims and then sealed, they ride really well and should see most people through a good chunk of the year trouble- and puncture-free.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Roll well

  • +

    Good puncture resistance

  • +

    Appear hard-wearing

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Claims of sealant free seating could be fantasy

  • -

    Very hard to get on the rim, I wouldn’t want to try at the roadside

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By releasing a tubeless-ready version of the Challenger, Hutchinson was covering an obvious gap in its product offering – but the brand didn't rush to release of this version when it brought out the Hutchinson Challenger clincher, instead extra time was spent working on the final tubeless version.

But how does the Hutchinson Challenger Tubeless tire stack up against the best road bike tires? All in all I would suggest that was time well spent, although some of the claims in the marketing material about this tubeless tire might be wide of the mark – as I will explain later.

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Hutchinson Challenger Tubeless Tire
Weights25mm – 385g; 28mm – 400g; 32mm – 450g
Price$71.00 / £59.95

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