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 Rat Trap Pass:
"The ultimate expression of our all-road tires – perfect for a new custom bike or to convert your old mountain bike into a competent all-road bike. The 54-mm Rat Trap Pass is incredibly plush, yet thanks to the smaller 26″ wheel size, your bike will be nimble like a good road bike.
We name our tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that inspire them: Rat Trap Pass bridges the gap between the mighty Suiattle and White Chuck Rivers. It’s a road that is rough in places and smooth in others, and the extra volume increases your confidence and speed. On pavement, the grip of the Rat Trap Pass is incredible – think race car with ultra-wide tires."
**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.**
For more information on choosing the right Rene Herse tire casing, check out this article:
Which René Herse Tire Casing is Right For Me? Article