The Kraken Racing Lab is the latest addition to Hutchinson’s XC / Trail range of tires, the Kraken Racing Lab is the remarkable result of close collaboration between designers, engineers and XC Hutchinson athletes.
The objective? Develop a fast, agile and reassuring tyre thanks to the addition of high lateral knobsto allow maximum confidence in cornering or rough terrain.
This is a tread patter we can’t wait to go out it hit rip some single track on!
The Kraken is available in 29 x 2.3
The architecture of the Kraken’s knobs has been inspired by the Skeleton, the ultimate tyre in terms of performance. Developed in 29 x 2.30, the volume ofthe Kraken allows to go down in pressure to bring a maximum of comfort and serenity in the most chaotic parts.
The ultimate goal with the Kraken was also to design a tyre that would not be too exclusive, only for XC athletes, but to expand its use to any mountain bike addict and trail lover.
Available in two constructions, ultra-light 127 TPI or ultra-versatile 66 TPI coupled with Hardskin® bead-to-bead reinforcement, the Kraken Racing Lab will meet the needs of pure performance addicts as well as XC Marathon competitors or Trail enthusiasts. The Kraken completes also HutchinsonRacing Lab’s range, inaugurated lasty ear with the Griffus condensed from the best know-how of the brand, resulting from its work in the competitive segment and made in France.
What is a Kraken?
Well just for the fun of it, we thought we would share. According to Wikipedia, the kraken is a legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of gigantic size in Scandinavian folklore. According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. The kraken has been the focus of many superstitious sailors passing the North Atlantic and especially sailors from the Nordic countries due to their proximity and its Scandinavian origin. Throughout the centuries the kraken has been a staple part of sailors’ superstitions and mythos being heavily linked to sailors’ ability of telling a tall tale.