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Rene Herse Switchback Hill - 650b x 48mm

Regular price £97.00

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Casing

We say...

Any tyre from Compass will liven up your bike. Lightweight, supple casings deliver insane comfort- these are unbelievably receptive to tiny bumps. This model in 48mm width is ideal for riders converting from a 700c setup for the versatility, grip and comfort of a high volume 650b tyre.

They Say...

The original supple tire that started the ‘Road Plus’ segment. Inspired by the legendary Oregon Outback and named after the first climb of that epic 360-mile gravel ride/race, the Switchback Hill remains the lightest, fastest and most comfortable ultra-wide 650B tire.

On the Oregon Outback route, the gravel is quite loose in places, and the extra floatation of the Switchback Hills 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. The tread has enough thickness in the center to last many miles, but it’s thin and supple on the shoulders where it doesn’t wear. 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 a more affordable option that also offers extra protection against sidewall cuts on sharp rocks. The Extralight casing takes the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level. The Endurance casing is reinforced for extra sidewall protection and puncture resistance, while retaining most of the speed and comfort for which Rene Herse tires are famous.

Standard model

  • Clincher, folding bead
  • Tubeless-compatible
  • Tan sidewalls
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Excellent grip
  • Superior comfort
  • Light weight
  • Classic appearance
  • Clincher tires with the ride of a good tubular
  • 478 g
  • Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)

Extralight model

  • As "Standard" model, but with:
  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • Choice of black or tan sidewalls
  • Further improved comfort
  • Ultra-low rolling resistance
  • 413 g

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