Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire

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Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire
An excellent sequel to a super popular tire, the Hutchinson Equinox 2 Folding Road Tire is the training, commuting, or fitness cyclist's best friend. It features exclusive SBR synthetic rubber compound which is reinforced with thermoplastic to last through the most ambitious training or touring season. Plus, the folding bead and casing are reinforced for greater flat resistance and longer life.
  • Dual compound construction for excellent longevity and grip
  • 66 TPI supple and damage resistant Kevlar bead
  • Granular grip excellent for varying surfaces/conditions
Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 280g
  • SIZE(S) 700cx25
  • TPI 66
  • BEAD Folding
  • MAX. PSI 100
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • Rating 3.5

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Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (3)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    1.0

    hard to install/remove

    By Avenue commuter

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Hard To Install Or Remove
    • Hard To Installremove
    • Hard To Install Remove

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire:

    I ordered the Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire 700x23 from Nashbar in August 2013, but did not install it until now. In over 40 years of tire changing, this was the hardest tire of my life to install or remove. Usually, I can easily install the first bead and remove the second bead with no tools at all. Usually, I can install the second bead just with my hands, or one tire lever. Usually, I need only one tire lever to remove the first bead. For this tire, I needed a tire lever to install the first bead and remove the second bead, and I needed a tire lever and some muscle to install the second bead, and I needed two tire levers and a lot of muscle to remove the first bead. My rim is Jalco FX 460. I don't know if this rim is at the high end of tolerance for 700C rims, which are supposed to be 622 mm, or if this rim is right at 622 mm like it's supposd to be, but I do know that the Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire was very difficult to install or remove, so difficult that I don't want to be on the road with it and the need to fix a flat, so I took the tire off and I won't use it.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Narrow & Heavy

    By Brad

    from Columbus, NE

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Narrower Than Rated

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire:

    The actual weight is 280 grams and the actual measured width is 23mm. If they were advertised as a 700-23 that weighed 280 grams I would find no fault with them.......but I would not have purchased them either. In this price bracket I don't expect the world but an accurate description from Hutchinson would be nice. For what it's worth the regular 700-23 Equinox is measured accurately in both weight and width.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    My current favorite

    By Brian of the frozen north

    from Bristol, Vermont

    About Me Commuter

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Come In Snakeskin

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire:

    I bought three sets of these so far, and I now have them on two road bikes, one's a workhorse commuter bike with loaded-down bags, and the other's a snappy weekend fast bike. I ride in the rain frequently, and there never is a problem with these slicks; the compound isn't slippery and I trust them cornering at high speeds in all conditions.

    I wanted to go up to a 25MM wide tire (since they have durability and rolling resistance advantages) and I'm not getting punctures with these tires like some I've had. Now I like how they look, and I'm happy with their performance for the cost.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    to few miles so far to comment

    By still peddlin'

    from Lakeland FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Mount

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual riding

      Comments about Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire:

      On the Equinox 2 sidewall: "Recommended pressure 6 bar/86psi, Max pressure 7 bar 100psi".

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality Tire Value

      By Jim "the Redneck"

      from Pomona, KS (aka God's Country)

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Hutchinson Equinox 2 Road Tire:

        I put these babies on a vintage/restored 12 speed that is almost 30 years old. I rode it on a 60 mile ride in scenic Hudson, KS last weekend and they performed flawlessly. Take note that these lack tread so if you're planning on riding in the rain these may not be the best choice of tire. That being said, I was zipping around others on the ride like a teenager on the way to first school dance. I was moving fast enough to "speed test" the tires and am happy to report they held up to such extreme speeds! A great deal for tires and did I mention how purty they look on my classic?!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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