Compass Switchback Hill 650b x 48 Tire: Extralight Casing - Black - Tubeless Ready (New)
Jan Heine from Bicycle Quarterly and Compass designed these tires to be plush and fast beyond belief. They are designed to be clinchers with a similar ride feel/quality as silk racing tubulars. These are superbe tires for racing, commuting, or shallow gravel/dirt. I'm slowly equipping most of my road/gravel bikes with Compass tires and not looking back. They're really that good! I have a set of the Rat Trap Pass 26x52mm version of these tires on my Bridgestone gravel conversion, and they roll as well as any 700x25c racing tire!
From the manufacturer:
"At 48 mm wide, the Switchback Hill is our largest 650B (27.5″) tire yet. Switchback Hill is the first and only named 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.
The Switchback Hill also can transform the performance of your 27.5″ mountain bike on gravel or paved roads."
New in package
- Single tire
- 650b x 48mm
- black sidewall
- Extralight casing
- Tubeless read (can use tubes too)
- MSRP: $89