Hutchinson Launches 100% Flat-proof Indestructible City Tyre
The concept was presented at Eurobike 2009 but the bicycle industry had to wait a little longer before Hutchinson could really launch its concept of puncture resistant tyres, the Serenity. Hutchinson is
PARIS, France – The concept was presented at Eurobike 2009 but the bicycle industry had to wait a little longer before Hutchinson could really launch its concept of puncture resistant tyres, the Serenity.
Hutchinson is investing substantially in pneumatic tyre development and already offers a wide range of urban and city tyres. For example the Protect’Air and Protect’Air+ are reinforced anti-puncture models. Now Hutchinson claims the introduction of a market exclusive, 100% flat-proof and indestructible tyre system called the Serenity.
How does Serenity work?
The normal pneumatic tube has been replaced by a solid Hutchinson insert. The insert offers the same performance as a normal air tube. This “solid” tube is used in tandem with a specially beaded Urban Tour + tyre that prevent the tyre coming off the rim. It’s a tyre that is well suited to any urban conditions or pavement. According to Hutchinson the Serenity distinguishes itself from all other “solid” type airless tyres by its supple and comfortable ride as well as a more efficient rolling resistance than other tyres of this type.
The Serenity is available in the size 20, 24, 26 x 1.50, 700c x 35 mm and fits on a rim width of maximum 19 millimetres. The use of an inner tube is forbidden as it has to be fitted with the insert. This new tyre concept has a durability of 5,000 kilometres for the tyre and 10,000 kilometres for the insert. Next March the Serenity will be put on the market via approved Hutchinson resellers.