Hutchinson Barracuda review
Every now and then we come across a gem of a tyre – like this. It’s available in a variety of different casings and compounds – we tested the 2.3in folding in medium rebound rubber and haven’t wanted to ride anything else since. It has an average size carcass, resists punctures well and has a good profile with strong shoulders.
The tread pattern is fairly open, in a paddle format, making for great traction in virtually all conditions, and the square shoulders hook up well in turns. We’re impressed by how hard you can push this tyre – it feels much more like a DH tyre than its all-mountain tag suggests. We found the medium compound grippy enough for all conditions, and it rolls pretty well too. Pumped up at 40-50psi, this tyre rules. It’s fast, predictable and well made. We’re converts.