Hutchinson Bicycle Tires
Hiram Hutchinson, an American living in France, bought the patent for vulcanizing rubber from Charles Goodyear and, in 1853, created the ‘A l’Aigle” in reference to the American Eagle.
In 1890, Hutchinson started producing bicycle tires in Chalette-sur-Loing, France. In 1906 Hutchinson engineers create a new single-filament casing technology called Monofil. Said to be “stronger that steel,” it became prized by champion cyclists of the era.
The company won its first competition with Léon Georget in 1909 thanks to the ‘Monofil’ tire. The greatest names in the world of cycling then brought the brand to the highest level, with victories in the most famous races like the Tour de France. In 1953 Lousion Bobet won the first of his three consecutive Tour de France titles on Hutchinson tires. The great Jacques Anquetil followed with five more on Hutchinson tires over the next 11 years.
In 2020, the company celebrated the 130th anniversary of its Cycling History.
Hutchinson is the only bicycle tire company still manufacturing its products in France.
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