Hutchinson Barracuda MRC Medium 2.3In tyres review

Great light tyre for UK-style downhilling

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £39.99 RRP | USD $59.26
Hutchinson Barracuda MRC Medium 2.3In Tyres

Our review

Great tyre for UK downhills. Hardwearing compound, which is good cos it ain’t cheap
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Hutchinson are often overlooked when it comes to tyres, but these are not to be missed. Listed as an Enduro tread, we think the Barracuda is a bit too heavy, at 995g, but it’s a great UK downhill tyre.

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The casing is a superb compromise between being burly tough with structurally supportive sidewalls and giving the compliance needed for traction. 

Coming up wide for a 2.3in tyre, its width is accentuated by the prominent yet well supported side rail. This gives a superb edge to lean on for the aggressive rider. 

There’s loads of space between the knobs for flinging off the inevitable UK slop and the opposing ramped centre knobs deal with braking and powering out of corners superbly.

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The tyres’ weak point is the relatively hard tread compound. This rears its head in rocky or rooty situations, where they just don’t hold on as well as tacky downhill tyres would, but it does mean they are fast rolling.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Barracuda MRC 2.3
Brand Hutchinson

Weight (g) 995
Max PSI 58
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.3 In