We’ve looked at the Hutchinson Sector 28 tubeless tire before, and now the company adds a 127 tpi casing, 32mm wide option based on the high-volume road tubeless tire originally developed for Paris-Roubaix.
The Sector 28 and 32 utilize Hutchinson’s Tubeless Ready casing and bead and are not Road Tubeless certified like the company’s narrower road tires. The company has admitted that the more versatile nature of its Tubeless Ready bead doesn’t require a Road Tubeless rim and thus allows more cyclists to use Hutchinson tires. Hutchinson representatives also noted that with the right tape or strip, valves and sealant a cyclist can use any rim to run its Tubeless Ready tires.
The 32c version of the Sector has a claimed weight of just 315 grams, 22 grams more than the 28c version. And while the company says the tire is coming soon and is not yet available, we’ve noticed that some online retailers are already offering this wider version.
Although the tire’s tread is almost completely slick, for gravel or road riders tackling rough pavement or smooth, hardpack dirt, the fast-rolling Sector series of tires could be a good option.
The company also revealed it’s working on bigger volume gravel tires, possibly in 34c and 38c widths, but didn’t have any on hand to show at Sea Otter. We’ll all likely all have to wait and see what else comes from Hutchinson.
More info: hutchinsontires.com