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650B x 48 Switchback Hill TC

$71.00$89.00

The original supple tire that started the ‘Road Plus’ segment. Inspired by the legendary Oregon Outback and named after the first climb of that epic 360-mile gravel ride/race, the Switchback Hill remains the lightest, fastest and most comfortable ultra-wide 650B tire. 

On the Oregon Outback route, the gravel is quite loose in places, and the extra floatation of the Switchback Hills gives you more speed and security when the going gets really rough. 30% of the Oregon Outback is on pavement, so we designed this tire to roll as fast and grip as well as a good racing tire. 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. With this tire, you truly have the best of both worlds.

Rene Herse tires feature supple casings that roll smoothly over surface irregularities. The Standard casing is a more affordable option that also offers extra protection against sidewall cuts on sharp rocks. The Extralight casing takes the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level.

The Switchback Hill is tubeless-compatible. For tubeless setup, we recommend SealSmart sealant. When used with tubes, we recommend the SV13 or SV14A tubes.

Made in Japan.

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All models feature:
  • Clincher, folding bead
  • Tubeless-compatible
  • Actual width on 23 mm rims: ~50-51 mm
  • Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
Standard casing
  • Supple casing
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 441 g
Extralight casing
  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • Black or tan sidewalls
  • 413 g
Click here for a downloadable article on optimizing your tire pressure and tire installation instructions.

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