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Races don't always take place on the smoothest stretches of tarmac around, and often, they're better for it. Of course, the French rubbermasters at Hutchinson are already aware of that; graced with arguably the greatest of the Spring Classics in their own backyard, they know what it takes to race, not simply ride, the famed cobbles between a certain two French cities. Though we all don't have the luxury of racing the Classics every year, our own Fondos, gravel races, and training rides can be wrought with rough, unpredictable road surfaces.
When you need to power through courses that test your bike handling and strength, make sure you're sitting atop Hutchinson's ultralight Sector 32 Tire. It won't give you Boonen's unparalleled legs or the ability to jump over fallen riders à la Sagan, but this dual-compound, high-TPI tire will keep you rolling quickly and with control over terrain that aims to drag you down. Whether you're on a lithe endurance frame or an energetic gravel grinder, the Sector 32's Hardskin protection will encourage you to barrel into tricky spots and rail tight corners with the reassurance that this race tire was made for the rough stuff.
- Embrace rough race courses and gravel rides with this tire
- 32mm width ideal for endurance, commuter, or gravel frames
- Dual-compound construction delivers both grip and speed
- Hardskin protection shields against flats and punctures
- High TPI and low weight suit the Sector for racing
- Tubeless-ready construction requires Protect'Air MAX sealant
- Item #HUT000F
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These tires are exceptional. Fast rolling, supple feel, easy to set up tubeless. I love everything about these tire. I've run a dozen different gravel tires but find these Hutchinsons to be the best. They are light, tough and fast. Everyone is obsessed with 40c gravel tires, but a 32 slick is so much faster. These are best of all the slicks I have tried.
I like them so much I got some 28s for my road bike for off season.
BWR here I come
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These installed easily on my Hed Belgium+ rims and hold air very well with 2 Oz of Stan's. I took these out on a 30 mile dirt road with pretty significant scattered rocks over typical Las Vegas "gravel road". Decent traction and more importantly- no flats. Ran at 65 psi. Plush and fast on the road.
what's the recommended psi for these?
It would be mostly dependent on riding conditions, rim width, and the weight with all of your gear on. Maximum I would put in those would be 60psi.
I tried Gatorskin 32mm and they almost fit my rim brake Synapse but rubbed slightly within the brake arms. I heard Gatorskins fit large relative to stated size, so I'm searching for a "small" fitting 32mm tire that's not ultralight. Tubeless or tubed is fine but tubeless better. Suggestions based on actual experience fitting?
I agree that Continentals I have tried seem to fit 'large' (certainly relative to Vittorias) .
On that basis have you considered a 'wide' 28mm - eg Conti 28mm (4-seasons / 4000SII depending on criteria for endurance etc)
Good luck in your search