You asked for it… Many customers requested our Barlow Pass with the Endurance casing. It makes sense – 700C x 38 is a versatile size. If your rides are littered with glass, steel wires or goatheads, the Endurance casing is going to be your friend. You get a tire with much of the speed and comfort of our other Rene Herse tires, yet it’s considerably tougher than the Standard or Extralight casings.
The Antelope Hill is another prime candidate for the Endurance casing. Call it 700C x 55 or 29″ x 2.3″ as you wish – it’s a tire for monstercross and mountain bikes that are ridden on gravel roads (and paved ones, too).
Most of the time, the sheer volume of this tire (and associated low pressure) will ward off sidewall cuts and punctures. Yet by their nature, the Antelopes invite you to take them places you wouldn’t go otherwise. And then the extra protection of the Endurance casing can be great reassurance…
These Rene Herse tires are available with Endurance casings:
- 650B x 48 Juniper Ridge (knobby)
- 700C x 38 Barlow Pass
- 700C x 38 Steilacoom (knobby)
- 700C x 42 Hurricane Ridge (knobby)
- 700C x 44 Snoqualmie Pass
- 700C x 55 Antelope Hill
Quantities of the new models are limited for now, until production catches up with demand. Click here for more information.