Rene Herse Compass Pumpkin Ridge TC 650b x 42 Tires: Extralight Casing - Tubeless Ready - Tan (New Pair)
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. The newly released Pumpkin Ridge takes the same ultra supple casings as their Babyshoe Pass file pattern tire, and hand glue on a tread of large, widely spaced lugs. This combination allows the tire to run almost as fast on pavement as the Babyshoe, but bites into loose surfaces like a cross tire.
From the manufacturer:
"The ultimate dual-purpose tire offers excellent performance and cornering on paved roads, but has knobs that dig into the surface when it gets slippery. Unlike most mixed-terrain tires, the Pumpkin Ridge’s knobs are big enough so they don’t squirm, but there is much space in between to clear mud. We distributed the knobs so that the tire always is supported by the same amount of rubber, whether it’s rolling forward or leaning into a turn. This gives you uniform grip at all times – whether on a muddy cyclocross course or during a paved descent with ultra-fast hairpin turns"
New in package
- Pair (two tires)
- 650b x 42mm
- Tan sidewall
- Extralight casing
- Tubeless ready (can use tubes too)
- MSRP: $178 / pair