Hutchinson Squale Altered to 26×2.3 for Enduro Racing

hutchinson squale 26x23 enduro mountain bike tire

Hutchinson’s new Squale 26×2.3 is a narrower version of the 2.6 Squale DH tire with new knob placement geared toward enduro riding.

Developed with input from team riders Mick Hannah and Fabien Cousinié, the knobs are large and aggressive all the way across. Their Race Riposte triple rubber compounds are spread across to optimize traction, rolling resistance and sidewall support. The center and transition knobs are a medium grip 50A with ramped fronts and flat backs. They say this design does double duty by rolling forward faster but also providing good braking performance. The side knobs are a softer 42A for better grip, and the surface between them all has been textured to help reduce slippage on rocks and roots. The sidewalls get a sturdier rubber and Hardskin protection to hold everything in place, air included.

It’s a steel bead, tubeless read design that weighs in at a claimed 780g. Retail is $89 and should be in stock now. A wider 2.5 version is coming in a couple months. Detail pics below…

hutchinson squale 26x23 enduro mountain bike tire

hutchinson squale 26x23 enduro mountain bike tire


JoeShmoe - 06/07/13 - 12:47pm

Looks like a Racing Ralph tread

askar larkinyar - 06/07/13 - 1:46pm


kenda nevegal?

pacer rampage?

this is an exact copy……..

askar larkinyar - 06/07/13 - 1:48pm

sorry “panaracer rampage”

Notabiker - 06/07/13 - 1:59pm

If you guys think this is similar to a racing ralph you do not know what that tire looks like. Also it is similar to a nevagal, but CLEARLY different. I hate hutchinson tires, but this thing actually looks pretty good. Seriously… look harder. Just because it is similar doesnt mean it is a “copy”. Why dont you look at motorcycle tires? I guarantee you would confuse them as all copies of one design, when that is not the case.

Simon - 06/07/13 - 2:43pm

Kinda reminds me of a Highroller II having a threesome with a Nevengal and Fire XC while being filmed by an Ardent.

Mr. P - 06/07/13 - 6:46pm

Why a steel bead? Odd.

Otherwise it looks really good.


Will - 06/07/13 - 7:01pm

$90!? I’ll pass.

Reformed Roadie - 06/07/13 - 9:57pm


JimmyZ - 06/08/13 - 12:57am

It has the same tread pattern as a Campy seatpost.

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