Hutchinson Toro Hardskin RR tubeless-ready 29er review

Cross-country mountain bike tyre

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £50.00 RRP
The Hutchinson Toro Hardskin RR's tougher side walls take a while to soften up

Our review

A good soft-condition cross-country option, but at a price
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The Toro has been around for a while, and its cut-down, spike-style pattern offers a quick clearing, fast rolling trail feel. Its square profile offers a good shoulder that can be worked into off-cambers and corners for sturdy grip.

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The tougher side walls help resist cuts and give the carcass greater stiffness, adding stability at the low pressures this 730g tyre can be run at.

This French-made RR version – a race-ready soft compound – takes a long ride to soften up, but once scrubbed up and working in combination with a low pressure (26psi) tubeless setup, it proved grippy on wet roots and rocks and predictable in the mud. 

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It’s not downhill super-tacky, but in this 2.15in width offers good clearance and bite for soggy cross-country and trail use.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Toro Hardskin RR tubeless-ready 29er (12)
Brand Hutchinson

Description 2.15in,
Weight (g) 730