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Hutchinson Preps Full 650B / 27.5 Mountain Bike Tire Line

hutchinson cougar and cobra 650b 27-5 mountain bike tires and more coming in 2012
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hutchinson cougar and cobra 650b 27-5 mountain bike tires and more coming in 2012

While Hutchinson wasn’t showing anything brand new at Sea Otter, they did mention that two of their treads -Cobra and Cougar- were being developed in 650B / 27.5 sizes for mid-2012 release. Following up with them after the show, we learned that they’ll be offering two or three additional existing treads in that size and possibly a new semi-slick XC racing pattern in a narrow 2.1 or 2.2 size. They’ve exhibited at PressCamp in June in the past, so perhaps they’ll be showing new stuff then.

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Steve M
Steve M
10 years ago

Just for grins I went out and measured the diameter of a front tire on a 21″ motocross tire (which never gets stuck in a hole) and sure enough it’s…..27.5″

Mindless
Mindless
10 years ago

Eff yes

Dogpatch
Dogpatch
10 years ago

Some of the other Tire Companies, better start learning how to implement change faster and get things to market quicker. The 650b thing is going to take off.
Companies that can move quickly to develop new product will get all the money.

jdog
jdog
10 years ago

650b will be know as the better 26″. Other than dirtjumpers and Dhers, 650 can do anything that 26″ can do.. and better. Watch, it’s coming in a big way.

cjeder
10 years ago

So mavic is making 650b crossmax?

gjdinobiker
gjdinobiker
10 years ago

Still not seeing anything 650b on the Hutchinson website, and the site does not have a “search” window so I couldn’t find any information o their site. Also, is the “Cougar” tread pattern new for Hutchinson? It’s not on their website either.

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