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    Hutchinson Fusion 2 tubeless review!

    Well after 3 good long rides on these tires. I figured I would fill evereybody in on what I thought. The bike they are on is my 09 Tarmac SL Kysyrium wheels Stans 44mm valve stems.

    Mounting- These tires was a breeze. I thought due to the shape and thickness
    of bead that they would be tuff to mount. I was able inflate the tires without
    having to use an air compressor. Starting pressure was 95psi in both tires.
    2oz stans sealant each tire.

    Ride quality- It didnt take more than a 100ft to notice how much more plush
    they were compared to my tube tires (Grand Prix 4000s) at 95psi they
    felt just as fast if not faster than my old tires at 115psi.
    Riding over rough and cracked pavement was noticably smoother.

    Cornering- I think the cornering ability of these tires is much better
    I noticed I was taking corners 5+ mph faster than with my old tires.
    The traction was amazing!

    Descending- I felt due to the plushness of the tires that on high speed
    descents 35-40mph I had much more control the bike also felt like it got
    up to speed much faster! The traction when it came time to hit the brakes
    was superb!

    Reliability- Due to the fact I only have about 120 miles on them I realy
    cant comment. But I would have to imagine that they would would hold up alot
    better than tube type tires!

    I would highly recomend these tire to anyone thinking about go tubeless!

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    Thanks for the review.

    A question: You seem to be comparing these at 95 psi to your GP4K's at 115. The changes you describe are similar to those I've noticed when making that pressure change with standard tires.

    I'm not arguing what you've noticed, but am curious how much is about the tubelessness, and how much is simply about the pressure.
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    Reliability- Due to the fact I only have about 120 miles on them I realy
    cant comment. But I would have to imagine that they would would hold up alot
    better than tube type tires!
    I've put a lot of miles on Hutchinson Tubeless 2 tires. Mileage-wise, I've gotten as high as 3500 miles out of a front tire. Reliability-wise, they don't seem much better than standard tires to me.

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    I have ran my Gp4s at 95psi before and they still didnt perform as well as the tubeless
    tires and even if they did they would be at much greater risk of pinch flatting!

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    Just a quick note on the "grip" of the tires. For me the traction was great when I first started riding these tires. But after about 800-900 miles or so I feel that these tires lose their grip. The top strip of rubber still fills sticky but as you go down the sides of the tire the rubber starts to feel a little harder. I am not sure if the rubber has oxidized but it does feel harder than when I first rode them. Also, not as strong in the corners.

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