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650B Tires

Loup Loup Pass
650B x 38 mm

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Excellent grip
  • Superior comfort
  • Light weight
  • Classic appearance
  • Clincher tires with the ride of a good tubular

The Compass line of tires is designed to offer optimum performance above all. They incorporate the results of eight years of tire testing by Bicycle Quarterly magazine. Their supple casing is key to making these tires roll faster than most. It also absorbs vibrations and shocks better, making these tires supremely comfortable. The tire tread was designed to offer optimum cornering adhesion and precision, both in wet and dry conditions.

Despite this focus on performance, Compass tires are sensible everyday tires. The tread is 3 mm thick to last many miles, unlike thinner high-performance tires which are best treated as “event” tires. Available with standard or extralight casings. The extralight casing not only reduces the tire’s weight, but is also more supple, thus increasing the tire’s speed and comfort even further.

Loup Loup Pass (1225 m/4020 ft) connects the Methow Valley with the Okanagan in northern Washington State. The road across this scenic pass is paved, but the pavement is rough and cracks can form where the road settles. Wide tires are a definite plus if you want to descend this beautiful pass with confidence.

Standard model
347 g, clincher, folding bead. Tan sidewalls.
Made in Japan.

$ 59


Extralight model
Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing. Tan or black sidewalls.
318 g, clincher, folding bead. Made in Japan.

$ 78


We recommend Schwalbe SV12 or SV14A (Superlight) tubes for the Loup Loup Pass tires.

Read more about our tires on our blog.

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