Tucked away in one of the corners of one of the massive hangars at this year's Eurobike trade show was the Hutchinson Tyres stand with their new puncture-proof Serenity inner tubes, Cougar mountain bike tyres and Equinox road rubber.
There’s nothing that’ll attract you to a display faster than a dart embedded in a non-deflated tyre, and that’s how
Available for 20in, 24in, 26in and 700c wheels, the Serenity will cost €59 for one tube and one tyre, which on the face of it seems expensive but bear in mind that you should save money on replacement tubes, pump, patches and other tools.
We had a short ride using the Serenity tubes and were surprised at how air-tube-like they were. We reckon they could be perfect for city bikes and for those who can’t be bothered with the hassle of changing tubes. We wonder if they’ll be adopted by the many hire bike fleets being set up in cities around the globe.
Cougar mountain bike tyre
Lapierre rider Nico Vouilloz helped to develop the tyre, which uses a new Race Riposte compound, which