A Long-Awaited Shipment

A Long-Awaited Shipment

We just received a shipment with many eagerly awaited products. These include the new 26″ Humptulips Ridge knobby tires in Standard and Extralight casings. (Endurance casings are on the way, but will take a bit longer.)

Most other Rene Herse tires are also back in stock, too. Now is a great time to get your bike ready for the new cycling season with supple rubber that’ll put a smile on your face during every ride.

The same shipment included Rene Herse musette bags. Made from ultralight Silnylon, the bag weighs just 25 g and packs ultra-small. Unfolded, it holds three waterbottles or enough pastries for an entire crew of cyclists on the way to a socially distant picnic.

Our always-popular handlebars are back in stock, too, in all sizes from 37 to 46 cm. Enjoy the all-day comfort that only generous curves can provide…

… and top it off with our favorite handlebar tape: Maware’s pigskin tape is thin, soft and luxurious to the touch.

The shipment also includes the wonderful MKS Allways pedals with their silky-smooth bearings. The slightly concave platform holds your foot in place as you pedal. These pedals are just about perfect if you prefer to ride without foot retention. We’ve also got all other MKS pedals back in stock.

We also received Nitto’s beautiful (and super-strong) NP stems in all sizes…

… as well as their beautiful (and superlight) bottle cages

… and the seatposts that hold your saddle firmly without slipping.

It’s a sign of the times that we didn’t get everything we ordered, and some quantities are very limited. We continue to work hard to keep our entire product line in stock, and we appreciate your patience when this isn’t possible. Click on the images for more information about these products.

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Comments (19)

  • michael greene

    Hi – what are the sidewall choices for the 26″ Humptulips Ridge? I assume that the ex-light is black but the ordering page still says tan? Waiting for these to come in to get one of these and an Antelope Hill – two different recumbents 🙂

    January 27, 2021 at 7:41 am
    • Jan Heine

      The photo shows prototypes that are black, but the production Extralights are tan. (The product page is correct.)

      January 27, 2021 at 9:43 am
      • michael greene

        So there is no black version of this tire?

        January 27, 2021 at 9:54 am
        • Jan Heine

          Correct – there’s no black version of the Humptulips Ridge, beyond a half dozen prototypes that now have many miles on them after our pre-production testing. We may offer black one in the future…

          January 27, 2021 at 10:02 am
  • Jammy

    The Humptulips just made my head explode with happiess. Woot!

    January 27, 2021 at 8:00 am
  • robert hawks

    Will you ever stock the 700c Pacenti rims in 36 hole drillings?

    January 27, 2021 at 11:23 am
    • Jan Heine

      We’re thinking about it. Right now, getting anything from Pacenti is really difficult – we have to take what we can get…

      January 27, 2021 at 11:43 am
  • Pascal

    Salue Jan, will the René Herse Stems back in Stock in the near future?

    January 27, 2021 at 11:32 am
    • Jan Heine

      Sorry, there are currently no plans to make them again. They are very nice, but they turned out a bit heavier than we would have liked. We’re thinking about a different stem for threadless steerers that is more in line with our other components – not just strong and durable, but also superlight in weight. Each component may only add 50 or 100 g, but when it comes to the entire bike, all those grams add up to a very different feel of how the bike rides.

      January 27, 2021 at 1:43 pm
      • Conrad

        Hardly anybody does it, but in my opinion 1 inch threadless is the best way to do a steel frame and fork. Quill stems are pretty, but definitely heavier. And you can’t forget about them in this climate.

        January 29, 2021 at 9:22 am
        • Jacob Musha

          Agreed. My custom bike is 1″ threadless but I had to use a 1 1/8″ stem with a shim as there are no suitable 1″ stems available… I really like the look of the Rene Herse stem but I can’t wrap my head around how it could possibly be lighter or better than a simple 1″ threadless setup. That extra tube brazed into the steerer, the threaded headset, etc.

          January 29, 2021 at 6:43 pm
          • Jan Heine

            The big issue with threadless headsets is that they are bigger than need be. Which means more material. It’s a bit less of an issue with a 1″ threadless stem (which needs enough material to surround a 1″ hole) and more with a 1 1/8″. The Rene Herse stem would lend itself to making a very light 1″ threadless stem – just make it wider, but not taller. We’ll have to do more testing to make sure it’s stiff enough torsionally…

            January 29, 2021 at 7:16 pm
  • Eddie

    Hi Jan,

    I’m wondering if there’s any future restock of the long sleeve blue Rene Herse sweater jersey? The same style you wore during the PLP stream?

    January 27, 2021 at 4:30 pm
    • Jan Heine

      That’s a prototype jersey – we wanted to see what it looked like. We are thinking about offering it in the future…

      January 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm
      • Eddie

        I think it looks great! I’ll be down to order one or two if it because available 🙂

        January 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm
  • Steve

    Are the Humptulips already sold out? If so, is it possible to get a back in stock notification?

    January 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm
    • Jan Heine

      Sorry, yes, they sold quickly. More are on the way. We’ll send out a newsletter when we get more – make sure you’re signed up.

      January 27, 2021 at 9:46 pm
  • Juice man

    Do you know when you will have the Steilacoom endurance tires back in stock?

    January 29, 2021 at 12:06 pm
    • Jan Heine

      They’re expected in a few weeks… We’ll send a newsletter, since many customers are waiting for them.

      January 29, 2021 at 6:42 pm

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