* Formerly COMPASS CYCLES*
The Barlow Pass is the sweet spot for most all-road bikes. We name our tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that have inspired them: Barlow Pass (photo) is near the ghost town of Monte Cristo in the northern Cascades. Our Barlow Pass is the perfect tire for rides that combine equal portions of pavement and gravel: light enough so your bike retains the nimble feel of a road bike, yet 38 mm wide to give you amazing traction on pavement and off.
All Rene Herse tires combine the performance of high-end tubular tires with the convenience of clinchers and the width for all-road riding. 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 Barlow Pass is tubeless-compatible in both standard and extralight casings. When used with tubes, we recommend the SV17 or SV18 tubes.