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 Steilcoom:
"The ultimate cyclocross tire is also a great choice for mixed-surface rides. Named after an iconic ‘cross course at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, the Steilacoom uses our revolutionary dual-purpose knobby tread. The tire is always 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. The result is a true dual-purpose knobby that excels in mud and snow, yet on pavement, it’s faster than most road tires."
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.**