Hutchinson Fusion 5 Gridskin Ltd Ed tyre review

Hutchinson’s new Gridskin construction promises a smoother, lighter and more durable ride that’s kinder on the planet, too. We've been getting the miles in on the Limited Edition Fusion 5s to see how they roll

Hutchinson Fusion 5 Gridskins review
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A great combination of assured grip, easy roll and a gorgeous ride feel that’s super simple to set up tubeless and looks stealthily ‘proto’ but that comes at a high cost.


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    Very light

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    Fast, especially on rougher roads

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    Trustworthy all-conditions grip

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    Limousine ride-feel

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    Very durable so far

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    Super easy tubeless set up

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    Significantly reduced eco impact


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    Significantly increased wallet impact

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Hutchinson is a brand rich in heritage, finding its roots in late 19th-century Chalette-sur-Loing, and seeing many victors through the finish line at the Tour de France. The Limited Edition Fusion 5 Gridskins pictured here are a stripped down version of the brand's regular best road bike tyre option, the Fusion 5 Performance. We’ve already reviewed the Hutchinson Touareg Gridskin gravel tyres over on our sister site Bike Perfect, which earned a spot on our list of the best gravel tyres.

These Hutchinson Limited Edition Fusion 5s are a fantastic tyre to use and ride for all sorts of reasons, though there’s currently only one sizing option and cost is high. 

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