Rene Herse "Switchback Hill" Standard TL Tyre (650 x 48mm)
*** Compass is now known as Rene Herse ***
The original supple tire that started the ultra-wide ‘Road Plus’ segment. We name our tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that have inspired them: Switchback Hill (photo) is the first climb on the 360-mile Oregon Outback gravel ride/race. The gravel is quite loose in places, and the extra floatation of the Switchback Hill tires gives you more speed and security when the going gets really rough. 30% of the Oregon Outback is on pavement, so we designed this tire to roll as fast and grip as well as a good racing tire. With this tire, you truly have the best of both worlds.
All Rene Herse tires combine the performance of high-end tubular tires with the convenience of clinchers and the width for all-road riding. The Standard casing is our more affordable option: comfortable and fast, yet also strong to withstand considerable abuse.
The Switchback Hill is tubeless-compatible. When used with tubes, Compass recommend Schwalbe SV14A tubes.
Clincher, folding bead (with the ride of a good tubular)
Low rolling resistance
Standard supple casing
Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
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