René Herse 26″ x 2.3″ Rat Trap Pass TC

$100.00$145.00

The ultimate expression of our all-road tires – perfect for a new custom bike or to convert your old mountain bike into a competent all-road bike. The 54-mm Rat Trap Pass is incredibly plush, yet thanks to the smaller 26″ wheel size, your bike will be nimble like a good road bike.

We name our tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that inspire them: Rat Trap Pass bridges the gap between the mighty Suiattle and White Chuck Rivers. It’s a road that is rough in places and smooth in others, and the extra volume increases your confidence and speed. On pavement, the grip of the Rat Trap Pass is incredible – think race car with ultra-wide tires.

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.

TUBELESS & SEALANT RECOMMENDATIONS:

This tyre is tubeless-compatible, however if running tubeless on Rene Herse tyres we find the extralight casing can be tricky to set up and maintain, but the standard, endurance and endurance plus casings work well. We recommend using Orange Seal sealant. Check out Rene Herse’s guide to setting up tubeless tyres here.

Want to know what pressure to put in your tyres? Rene Herse’s Tyre Pressure Calculator will guide you!

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The ultimate expression of our all-road tires – perfect for a new custom bike or to convert your old mountain bike into a competent all-road bike. The 54-mm Rat Trap Pass is incredibly plush, yet thanks to the smaller 26″ wheel size, your bike will be nimble like a good road bike.

We name our tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that inspire them: Rat Trap Pass bridges the gap between the mighty Suiattle and White Chuck Rivers. It’s a road that is rough in places and smooth in others, and the extra volume increases your confidence and speed. On pavement, the grip of the Rat Trap Pass is incredible – think race car with ultra-wide tires.

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.

TUBELESS & SEALANT RECOMMENDATIONS:

This tyre is tubeless-compatible, however if running tubeless on Rene Herse tyres we find the extralight casing can be tricky to set up and maintain, but the standard, endurance and endurance plus casings work well. We recommend using Orange Seal sealant. Check out Rene Herse's guide to setting up tubeless tyres here.

Want to know what pressure to put in your tyres? Rene Herse’s Tyre Pressure Calculator will guide you!

TECHNICAL SPECS

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: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Actual width on 20 mm rim (internal): approx. 52 mm
  • Actual width on 23 mm rim (internal): approx. 53 mm
  • Extralight casing: +1 mm width
  • Tubeless: +0.5 mm width
  • Recommended rim: 17 – 39 mm (inner width; hookless: +1 mm)

Standard casing

  • Supple casing
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 454 g

Extralight casing

  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • Black or tan sidewalls
  • 418 g

Endurance casing

  • The same ultra-fine threads as our Extralight casing, but in a denser, stronger weave
  • Protective belt under sidewalls and tread
  • Ideal for rough gravel and tough conditions
  • Dark tan sidewalls
  • 500 g

1 review for René Herse 26″ x 2.3″ Rat Trap Pass TC

  1. Martin Bentley

    Are these tyres suitable for a touring tandem? or is there another26inch suitable for mixed gravel and tarred roads? Thanks

  2. Adam Macbeth

    Hi Martin, we’d suggest these tyres are not robust enough for solo touring let alone two humans on the same bike. Perhars something like the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme would be the way to go.

    Adam

  3. Andy Jackson, Perth WA (verified owner)

    My wife and I each have a Surly Troll. We are using 33 to 35psi and have found they offer excellent grip with very low rolling resistance. Although they are expensive they are very well made and much lighter than other similar tires. Previously we used Surly Extraterrestrials and Schwalbe Marathon Mondials. The Rene Herse tires have a more comfortable ride and a more lively feel.

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