Video: Carson Storch & Reed Boggs Ride the New Hutchinson Griffus in Queenstown, NZ

May 6, 2019 at 8:48
by Hutchinson  

In early April, we launched our new Gravity tire, the Griffus. This tire is designed for use from All-Mountain to Freeride.

During winter, we went to New Zealand with two of our new riders, Carson Storch and Reed Boggs, to test the tires in extreme conditions on freeride slopes around Queenstown.

They also tested them on the mythical Dream Track.

As a reminder, the Griffus is available in two versions, 2.40 wide, mainly for the rear, and a 2.50 wide version mainly for the front.

However, we do not exclude a 2.50 mounted front and rear, or 2.40 front and rear when speed and performance are sought. Both versions are available for 27.5 and 29 wheel size.

When shooting this video, Carson Storch and Reed Boggs used the Griffus version that is currently in stores, with a 2.40 combo on the back, 2.50 on the front, hardskin reinforcement, 66 TPI.

bigquotesThe Griffus is up there with some of the best tires I've ridden. I run the 2.50 Griffus in the front, and the 2.4 Griffus in the rear for faster rolling speed. They are an all-around solid set up on everything I've ridden so far. Greasy wet conditions, big fast jumps, and dry blown out/rocky terrain.
Carson Storch

bigquotesThe 66TPI casing suits me perfectly; very good balance between robustness and weight. It's solid on the ground and light in the air, allows me to be very agile.
Reed Boggs

Film credits: Hunt Cinema /Photos: Cameron Mackenzie

MENTIONS: @hutchinsontires


  • + 19
 Cool to see the bro’s getting Kranked on those big mtn descents! Love it!!
  • + 10
 Hold on. What was the width of the tires again??
  • + 31
 Oh sorry you must have missed it in the article- it was a 2.5 front tire, and a 2.4 rear tire. So the 2.5 was for the front, the 2.5 inch wide tire, the front one, and the 2.4 tire was a 2.4 tire for the rear. So the 2.5 on the front and the one that wasn't the 2.5, which is the 2.4, goes on the rear. The rear one being a 2.4. Opposed to the 2.5 on the front.
  • + 5
 @candidkumara: Also worth noting that although the 2.4" is for the rear and the 2.5" is for the front, running the 2.4" on the front, or the 2.5" on the rear will not void your warranty.
  • + 1
 @candidkumara: what if I'm running a mullet bike???
  • + 4
 Riding to the top of those mountains must have been extremely tiring
  • + 1
 Even harder in jeans and t shirts
  • + 1
 It must be tough getting hit on the back with a 2.5, hardskin reinforced, 66 TPI casing!
  • + 2
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