Rene Herse (formerly known as 'Compass Cycles,') has been bringing high performing tires to market since the beginning! Rene Herse is THE name in supple, fast rolling tires and we are proud to say that we are now stocking a wide array of their tires here for your riding pleasure. Hand-made in Japan by Panaracer to Rene Herse's specifications, there's no better way to bring your riding experience to life than by choosing these tires.
Here's what Rene Herse says about the Humptulips Ridge:
"Finally our revolutionary dual-purpose knobbies are available in a 26″ version. Humptulips Ridge, the place that inspired these tires, is at the southern edge of the remote Olympic Mountains. A beautiful narrow gravel road climbs one side of the ridge, then descends the other, in an otherworldly loop that ranks among the best riding experiences anywhere.
The Humptulips Ridge grips like a knobby when conditions get tough. On pavement, it rolls like a slick tire thanks to its large and strategically placed knobs that don’t squirm and always put the same amount of rubber on the road."
All the Rene Herse tires we stock here at the Outpost come in 3 or 4 different casings. Choose the Standard for a high-quality baseline, Extralight for the fastest and most comfortable tire possible, Endurance for additional sidewall protection, and Endurance Plus for when you need the ultimate in reassurance and are far in the backcountry.
**When it comes to colours, Standard is tan sidewall only, Endurance and Endurance Plus is dark tan only, and Extralight comes in black or tan.**