Endurance Casings for 700C x 38 and 700C x 55

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.

17 Responses to Endurance Casings for 700C x 38 and 700C x 55

  1. Cory November 15, 2019 at 2:44 am #

    32s pretty please!

  2. willemjongman November 15, 2019 at 3:27 am #

    I would love to have the Rat Trap Pass in Endurance Plus casing.

    • Wilson Wilson November 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

      I vote no. Just give us more tread thickness.

      • Jan Heine November 16, 2019 at 8:52 am #

        Making the tread thicker doesn’t really help much with punctures. And since our wide tires already last (almost) forever, you wouldn’t gain longevity, as the casings would wear out from the constant flexing before you wear down the tread rubber. That is why we’ve developed the Endurance casing to make a tougher tire, rather than just tweak our existing ones…

      • Mitch November 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

        Also in no hurry for an Endurance RTP, or at least would have no use for it since the RTP and SBH Extralights I use for daily commuting seem to last forever and never flat. Can only see the Endurance casing being useful gravel riding in deep sharp gravel. Not likely enough people doing that kind of riding on 559 to justify it.
        Might be nice to see a knobby RTP eventually if 559 bounces back, but I’d still choose file read RTP EL until the knobs become truly necessary: snow or mud.
        Meantime, very glad the RTP EL is around. I ride 58-60 frame size so I don’t need it for frame size, but am surprised how much I like the 559 wheel size for road riding as long as there’s tire like RTP EL.

    • Daniel M November 16, 2019 at 7:37 am #

      Me too! I think that would be the perfect all-around mixed surface 26″ touring tire. I could probably find a use for a knobby option in 26″ as well.

  3. Bill Stekl November 15, 2019 at 4:10 am #

    Barlow Endurance; a perfect D2R2 tire. Thanks!

  4. Andy Norris November 15, 2019 at 5:11 am #

    Thanks for the additional Endurance choices. Can I get you to confirm the weights?
    You have the 700C x 38 Barlow Pass Endurance listed at 585g and the bigger 700C x 44 Snoqualmie Pass Endurance listed at 378g.

    • Jan Heine November 15, 2019 at 7:59 am #

      The weight of the Barlow Pass is 385 g. Sorry about the typo! The Snoqualmie weighs the same despite being 4-5 mm wider, because it has a slightly thinner tread. We make the tread of our wider tires thinner, since more rubber touches the road and the tire wears slower.

  5. DaveS November 15, 2019 at 5:51 am #

    Bummer a 26 inch knobby version wasn’t introduced. I have a 29er, but I feel the geometry is compromised to prevent toe overlap for my size so I like the smaller tire size.

    • Daniel M November 16, 2019 at 7:42 am #

      There are so many advantages to the 26″ size. A bike designed for 650b x 48mm can usually take 26″ x 54mm with fenders if the chainstays are wide enough. In a similar vein, something designed for 27.5 x 2.8″ without fenders should be able to manage 26 x 3.0″ with fenders. More air volume and full fenders: what’s not to like?

  6. Stuart Fogg November 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

    After supply and sales of the new tires have stabilized it would be interesting to see the relative sales of the different casing types.

    • Jan Heine November 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      Each tire size doesn’t just have a different name, it also has its own, distinct following. It’s really neat to see carbon roads bikes with our narrow 700Cs, all-road and gravel bikes in the middle of the range in both 650B and 700C, monstercross and mtbs with the wider tires, plus classic mtbs on 26″, cyclocross and even a few track racers on our Extralights… almost everything this side of fatbikes. So it’s natural that some models are most popular in black, others in tan, some with Extralight casings, others with Standard or Endurance. We offer this variety to give riders choices.

  7. Rick Thompson November 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

    Great! And this explains why you did not answer my question on endurance casing Barlow Pass.
    Now I’ve got to wear out some extralight Snoqualmie Pass…..

    • Jan Heine November 15, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

      Sorry, we don’t like to comment on products that aren’t yet available. Too many things can happen… Enjoy the Snoqualmies – they are some of my favorites.

  8. Harry November 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    I’d be thrilled with endurance casing Chinook pass tires. At high enough pressures to avoid pinch flats, I have gotten a fair few rear tire punctures, so much so that I’m now running a much, much less supple tire back there. 10+ year old frame was unfortunately designed when 25s were wide…

    • davidmtest November 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

      Would buy a 700c size between 44 and 55mm! (In standard casing)