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Grand Bois 650Bx42 Hetre (discontinued)


The Hetre (pronounced ‘ATre’, French for beech tree) is constructed like a high-end racing tire, but with more than twice the air volume of a 28 mm-wide tire. On smooth roads, it rolls as fast as a good racing tire. When the road turns rough, it does not slow down significantly. You will be amazed at the speed you carry across rough roads, and at the comfort these tires provide. The best riding often is away from traffic on little backroads or even gravel. The Hetre opens up a whole world of possibilities.

The Hetre requires tubes.
We recommend the SV12 or SV14A tubes.

Made in Japan.

For a 650B x 42 mm tire, we recommend the Compass Babyshoe Pass.

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If you are looking for this tire with the Extra Léger casing, we recommend the Compass Babyshoe Pass 650B x 42 mm, which also features a tread optimized for performance and cornering.

Learn more:
How wide a tire can I run?
What is the difference between standard and extralight casing?
What tire pressure should I use?

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Excellent grip
  • Superior comfort
  • Light weight
  • Classic appearance
  • Clincher tires with the ride of a good tubular
  • 412 g
  • Maximum pressure: 75psi (5.2 bar)
Click here for a downloadable article on optimizing your tire pressure and tire installation instructions.

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