Category Archives: Tires


What makes a tire corner well?

Like many cyclists, we love climbs, but we live for twisty downhills. The feeling of the bike leaning deep into a turn is something that is hard to explain, yet easy to enjoy. This video clip was taken on a … Continue reading

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The long road to dual-purpose knobbies

When Ted King recently won the Epic 150 gravel race in Missouri on our Rene Herse Steilacoom tires, many were surprised that he ran knobbies on a fast course. But there were a few muddy corners where the knobs would … Continue reading

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Myth 17: Bigger Wheels Roll Faster (Amended)

Note: The previous version of this post referred only to our study about road and all-road bikes. We erroneously extrapolated our study to mountain bikes. We should have known better – we usually don’t publish data that we haven’t validated in … Continue reading

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Safety Advice: Non-Standard Rims and Rene Herse Tires

Safety advice: Rene Herse tires are designed for rims that meet the ETRTO standard, specifically: G height: 5.2 – 6.5 mm Sidewalls with hooks. Rims that do not meet the current standards – especially hookless rims and rims with sidewalls … Continue reading

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Juniper Ridge 650B x 48 is here!

The Juniper Ridge 650B x 48 mm dual-purpose knobbies have arrived. Unlike any other all-road tire, they combine excellent speed and cornering grip on pavement with unrivaled traction in mud and snow. At 450 g (Extralight) and 510 g (Standard), … Continue reading

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Ted King: Gravel Racing on Rene Herse Tires

They call Ted King the ‘King of Gravel’: Winner of both the Dirty Kanza and Grinduro in 2018, he’s the man to beat. With ‘gravel’ being the fastest-growing segment of the bicycle market, even professional teams are lining up to … Continue reading

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The Drawbacks of Supple Tires

At Rene Herse Cycles, we love supple tires. More than anything else, they have come to define what we do: Bring you the highest performance and greatest joy as you ride your bike. Supple casings makes tires faster and more … Continue reading

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