Hutchinson Unleashes TORO 29′er at Sea Otter All-Mountain Tire Expands Range of Big Wheel Options
Monterey, CA - April 18, 2008 – - Hutchinson, a world leader in bicycle tire technology, has unleashed its new TORO 29 inch tire to the masses at the Sea Otter Classic, one of the largest cycling events on the globe.
The TORO features All-Mountain capabilities as well as marathon-friendly features to satisfy the needs of the ever-growing 29 inch mountain bike market.
“TORO is the natural extension of our success with the Python 29 inch tire,” states Eric VanHaverbeke, International Director of Marketing, and GM of Hutchinson USA. “While the Python provides lightweight, fast rolling performance in dry conditions, the TORO brings bigger knobbies, a wider profile, and longer wear for year-long weather and trail variations.”
The TORO also features reinforced sidewalls with tubeless beads for use with the Hutchinson FAST AIR latex sealant, to create the ultimate sealing and puncture resistant system on the market.
Sidewall durability has been greatly increased with the inclusion of the new HARDSKIN protective textile grid. Integrated into the casing, this reinforcement provides resistance to perforations and cuts without reducing comfort and overall performance.
The TORO is available in sizes ranging from 1.85 to 2.35, and in 127 and 66 threads per inch (tpi) reinforced construction, and in weights from 510 grams to 970 grams for the burliest Enduro version.
SEE TORO AT THE SEA OTTER
Come by Booth #826 at the Sea Otter, and read about the TORO and other exciting introductions from Hutchinson on Cyclingnews.com, VeloNews.com, mtbr.com and more. Look for the new TORO tire to be in top dealers and on your local trails and race courses in May. Enjoy the Hutchinson All Mountain Revolution.
About Hutchinson Hiram Hutchinson, an American expatriate, founded Hutchinson in France in 1853 and began producing bicycle tires in 1890. Starting with Louison Bobet’s three Tour de France victories in 1951, legends from Jacques Anquetil to Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, and current Olympic and World Champion Julien Absalon have proven the superiority of Hutchinson tire technology.
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