Hutchinson Intensive 2 tyres review

Good puncture protection and impressive durability, but at the cost of a serious lack of grip.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Hutchinson Intensive 2 tyres offer top-quality puncture protection and superb durability that are a match of any winter tyre currently on the market, but the lack of grip means they lack the handling to cope with British roads.

Reasons to buy
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    Good puncture protection

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Reasons to avoid
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    Very poor grip

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“To crash once while testing tyres may be regarded as a misfortune; to crash twice shows the tyres lack grip especially in wet conditions”

So said Lady Bracknell about the Hutchinson Intensive 2 tyres in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. OK, so maybe not, but if she had, she would’ve had a point, as these tyres seriously struggle for grip when cornering, something we found out to our cost.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.