Rene Herse Cycles wanted to develop a tire specifically for bikepacking and ultra-endurance racing, so why not ask one of the most prolific riders in the sport, Lael Wilcox. Lael has raced more ultra-endurance events than we have fingers and toes, including the Tour Divide and Silk Road Mountain Race. Providing Rene Herse Cycles with heaps of information and they’re now introducing the result of this collaboration, the Fleecer Ridge 29″ x 2.2″ (or 700C x 55 mm), named after Lael’s favorite climb on the Tour Divide.
The Fleecer Ridge is a true all-rounder. Large knobs (Similar to their Steilacoom TC and Hurricane Ridge TC) with generous space in between provide superb traction on loose and soft surfaces, while the knobs are spaced to put more rubber on the road as the tire leans into corners during paved descents.
The Fleecer Ridge offers a choice of the four Rene Herse casings:
-Standard combines comfort and speed at an affordable price.
-Extralight is our most supple casing for ultimate speed.
-Endurance uses the same ultra-fine threads with extra protection against punctures and cuts.
-Endurance Plus is one of the toughest performance tires available today.
The Fleecer Ridge will be available in mid-May 2020.