All tires are back in stock

Most of our customers considers their Rene Herse tires ‘essentials’ – components they need to keep riding. Knowing this, we work hard to keep all models in stock at all times. Sometimes there are unforeseen fluctuations in demand, delays in production and/or shipping, and a model or two may be out of stock.

We just received another shipment, and all tires are back in stock. Thank you for your patience!

7 Responses to All tires are back in stock

  1. Tom May 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

    When comparing rolling resistance, I assume the extra light versions are fastest. Between the standard and endurance casing, which would you say rolls fastest, if there is any difference?

    • Jan Heine May 12, 2020 at 7:21 am #

      Our testing shows that the Extralight is fastest – the difference is large enough that you can feel it on the road. For the Standard and Endurance, our preliminary test indicate that there is little difference. The Standard has more (slightly) economical materials, while the Endurance uses the highest-grade threads, which makes up for the reinforcement in the casing. The Endurance Plus is a bit slower than both Endurance and Standard – that is inevitable when you create a tire that is one of the toughest gravel/adventure tires anywhere.

      • Cory Brenn May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

        In thinking about the range you offer, I tried to find info on the differences between the standard and endurance models. It’s seems they are both similar however the endurance uses a lighter casing with added sidewall protection. In this case, would there be a reason to chose the standard over the endurance model? Also, any chance Stampede pass will get an Endurance model?

        • Jan Heine May 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

          Yes, the Endurance is a lighter casing with an additional protective belt, so it’s stronger, about as fast, but unfortunately also more expensive. The Standard is a great choice for most riders who don’t need the extra protection of the Endurance, and don’t want to pay for the ultimate speed of the Extralight. You can find more information about our casings here.

  2. Brendan May 12, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    Lots of us are waiting for the 26″ Rat Trap knobby to be in stock. lol

  3. Karl May 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi Jan.

    Quoting you on rim widths: “With supple Rene Herse tires, it doesn’t matter how wide the rim is, as long as the tire is at least 20% wider than the rim (inner width). If the rim is too wide, the tire can blow off, because it doesn’t properly engage with the hook on the rim’s sidewall. Rene Herse tires up to 44 mm wide can be run on rims as narrow as 20 mm. For wider Rene Herse tires, we recommend a minimum rim width of 23 mm.”

    I ride tubeless INcompatible 650b rims, inner width is 19mm. Does this mean that the widest tyre I can safely mount is Babyshoe Pass or Pumpkin Ridge? I run WTB Byways today and would love to try your Switchback Hill tyres, but I guess I’ll have to wear down my current rims first, then order a pair of 25mm rims. Since 19mm inner width is quite common, I guess there might be a few people interested to know your answer to this.

    • Jan Heine May 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

      Sorry, there’s a mix-up with inner and outer rim widths. 19 mm inner is 23 mm outer, so you’ll be fine on Switchbacks. It’s just with ultra-narrow racing rims from bygone days – with those, we don’t recommend running our widest tires.