"Named after the passes that have inspired them: Fleecer Ridge is the toughest climb on the incredible Tour Divide that traverses the Rocky Mountains from Canada to the Mexican border. On a ride that long, you’ll need a tire that can handle a huge range of conditions, from deep snow and mud via fast gravel to pavement as you descend into towns to resupply." - René Herse
The Fleecer Ridge is the ultimate tire for bikepacking and gravel adventures! This tire measures 29″ x 2.2″ (or 700C x 55 mm), making it a perfect fit for bikepacking bikes.
With large knobs, evenly placed, this tire doesn't squirm around and the staggered tread pattern evenly distributes rubber on the road, while still rolling smoothly. With the patented "noise cancellation" the Fleecer Ridge tire is even better for long rides. The standard casing offers extra protection against sidewall cuts on sharp rocks.
"Rene Herse tires combine the performance of high-end tubular tires with the convenience of clincher. The supple casings roll 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."
To learn a bit of the history of Frenchman, René Herse and the now Cascade based company, zip on over to their website.
- Clincher, folding bead
- Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
- Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
- Actual width on 21 mm rim (internal): approx. 56 mm
- Actual width on 23 mm rim (internal): approx. 57 mm
- Tubeless: +0.5 mm width
- Supple casing
- Tan sidewalls
- 650 g