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Hutchinson introduces first gravel and 27.5-plus tires

Published September 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — In order to meet demand for the growing gravel category, engineers at Hutchinson Tires' factory in Montargis, France, spent more than two years developing the company's new Overide gravel tire, which it showed at OutDoor Demo.

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The Hutchinson Overide caters to gravel riders and will be available tubeless ready and tube-type in two widths next spring.

Hutchinson's tubeless-ready Koloss 27.5-plus tire will be available in two tread patterns in a 2.8-inch width. It will retail for $94.99 starting spring 2017.

"It took some time to get the construction down right, but the compound is probably the most advanced on the market right now," said Roy Hough, general manager at Hutchinson Tire North America.

"And the Overide, our first dedicated gravel tire, is available both tubeless-ready and tube-type so it can be run with a tube or with sealant on any rim that's the appropriate width."

The Overide features a diamond tread pattern with lateral knobs for improved grip on corners in mixed terrain, as well as a faster-rolling textured centerline tread for smooth and paved surfaces. It will be available in spring 2017 in 700x35 and 700x38, weighing 350 and 400 grams, respectively.

The Overide tube-type will retail for $56.99, and-the tubeless-ready version will sell for $76.99.

Hutchinson has also launched its first 27.5-plus tire, the Koloss. It will be available tubeless-ready in two tread patterns, Toro and Taipan, in a 2.8-inch width. The Koloss uses Hutchinson's new light and supple SpiderTech casing technology and has a reinforced tread and stronger sidewalls to minimize punctures. It weighs 900 grams and will retail for $94.99, available spring 2017.

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