Compass Rat Trap Pass TC Extralight Clincher Tyre - Tanwall (26″ x 2.3″)
The Rat Trap Pass (26″ x 54mm) is the ultimate expression of our new Enduro Allroad tires. With its 54 mm width, it is incredibly plush, yet thanks to the smaller 26″ wheel size, it handles like a good road tire.
Rat Trap Pass bridges the gap between the mighty Suiattle & White Chuck Rivers while following the valley created by Crystal Creek and Straight Creek near Darrington, WA. It’s a road that is rough in places and smooth in others, so the extra volume both increases your confidence and your speed. On pavement, the grip of the Rat Trap Pass is incredible – think race car with ultra-wide tires.
Experiment with your tire pressures to get the most out of the Rat Trap Pass. Too high, and it will bounce on undulating pavement. Too low, and it will collapse during enthusiastic cornering. Get it just right, and you have a tire that outcorners and outhandles almost any other tire on surfaces from smooth pavement to rough gravel. Only in soft mud will knobbies offer more traction.
Whether you use this tire on a brand-new Enduro Allroad Bike or upgrade your existing 26″ tandem, touring bike or mountain bike, it will be hard to go back to lesser tires once you have tried them.
The nominal width of the Rat Trap Pass tires is 2.3″, but on most rims, the tires measure 52 mm (with tubes) and 54 mm (tubeless).
The Rat Trap Pass is tubeless-compatible. When used with tubes, Compass recommend Schwalbe SV13 tubes.
Compass tires combine the performance of high-end tubular tires with the convenience of clinchers and the width needed for allroad riding. Our supple casings roll smoothly over surface irregularities. They absorb less energy as they deform with each tire revolution. Compass tires make your bike feel alive. From the first meters, you will notice the difference.
Compass tires are well-suited for everyday use. The tread pattern interlocks with the road surface for superb cornering grip, whether your roads are wet or dry. The tread is 3 mm thick in the center to last many miles, but thin and supple on the shoulders where it doesn’t wear. Choose the widest tires your bike can fit for more speed on rough roads, better cornering grip, more comfort and fewer flats. (Wide tires roll over debris that gets hammered into narrower tires.)
The Extralight casings take the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level. Once you have a set of Compass tires, you won’t be able to go back to “normal” tires!
Clincher, folding bead (with the ride of a good tubular)
Ultra-low rolling resistance
Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
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