We all dream of race day conditions involving sun, a subtle breeze, and smooth, unblemished ribbons of road stretching out in front of us. In reality, sun and a light breeze might happen, but road conditions are rarely, if ever, ideal. Rather than pining for the tarmac of your dreams, wrapping your race hoops with Hutchinson's Fusion 5 All Season Tire would be a more constructive action to take. Designed for race worthy rolling through unfavorable conditions, the Fusion 5 will enable your race bike to do what it was designed for regardless of whether you're racing on sloppy winter and spring roads or kinder summer and fall ones. The number 5 in the Fusion's name refers to the five characteristics Hutchinson addressed when constructing it, including grip, efficiency, durability, puncture resistance, and comfort. It uses a striated design on the rubber to enhance the tire's grip and ability to shed water on wet, early season roads, as well as a larger grain size to add grip and puncture resistance. Comfort comes courtesy of the 127 TPI, and Hutchinson paid close attention to overall efficiency by choosing between 105 different rubber compounds while fine tuning the combination that would keep the Fusion 5 capable but quick.