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Babyshoe Pass
650B x 42 mm

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

"Rode the Babyshoe Pass EL's on all the really long rides (600, 1000) last year. Fabulously comfortable, and fast."

    — N. B., Arlington, VA

Babyshoe Pass (1330 m/4350 ft) runs between the great volcanoes of Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams in the Cascade Range. This long climb on a gravel road provides a "back-door" way from Seattle to Portland, which avoids the crowded Puget Lowland. The road can be quite rough, depending on when it last has been graded. As you climb out of the dense evergreen forests, the mountain vistas open up and you see glimpses of Mount Adams.

For this challenging ride, you will appreciate the ultimate tire, which will roll as fast as a racing tire on the paved lower sections of the climb, yet float across the gravel on the higher parts. The Babyshoe Pass also is a great way to transform the on-road performance of your 27.5" mountain bike.

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.

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

$ 59


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

$ 78


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

Read more about our tires on our blog.

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