650B x 42 Babyshoe Pass TC

$71.00$87.00

Our most iconic 650B tire has a perfect balance of on-pavement grip and off-pavement volume. Babyshoe Pass is remote pass nestled between the great volcanoes of Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. It provides a back-door way from Seattle to Portland, avoiding the crowded Puget Lowland.

These tires roll as fast as racing tires on the paved lower sections of the climb, yet float over the gravel on the higher parts. They are surefooted on the descent to Trout Lake, where you can enjoy the famous huckleberry shakes at the local food spot.

The Standard casing is our more affordable option: comfortable and fast, yet also strong to withstand considerable abuse. The Extralight casing takes the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level. The Endurance casing is reinforced for extra sidewall protection and puncture resistance, while retaining the speed and comfort for which Rene Herse tires are famous.

The Babyshoe Pass is tubeless-compatible. For tubeless setup, we recommend SealSmart sealant. When used with tubes, we recommend the SV12 or SV14A tubes.

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The supple casing of our Rene Herse all-road tires rolls smoothly over surface irregularities. The tread pattern interlocks with the road surface for superior cornering grip, whether your roads are wet or dry. The tread has enough thickness in the center to last many miles, but it's thin and supple on the shoulders where it doesn’t wear. All models feature:
  • Clincher, folding bead
  • Tubeless-compatible
  • Maximum pressure with tubes: 60 psi (4.1 bar)
  • Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 60 psi (4.1 bar)
  • Actual width on 20 mm rim (internal): approx. 40 mm
  • Actual width on 23 mm rim (internal): approx. 41 mm
  • Extralight casing: +1 mm width
  • Tubeless: +0.5 mm width
  • Recommended rim: 17 - 31 mm (inner width; hookless: +1 mm)
Standard casing
  • Supple casing
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 410 g
Extralight model
  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing.
  • Black or tan sidewalls.
  • 373 g
Click here for a downloadable article on optimizing your tire pressure and tire installation instructions.

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