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Rene Herse Switchback Hill, 650b x 48 - Extralight


The Rene Herse Switchback Hill, 650b x 48 - Extralight

A light, fast, ultra-wide 650b tire inspired by the epic Oregon Outback route. Read More

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Named after the first climb of the Oregon Outback route, a 360-mile gravel ride/race over 70/30 gravel and pavement, the Switchback Hill Extralight is designed to roll as fast and grip as well as a good racing tire. With enough tread in the center to last many miles combined with extra supple shoulders, the Switchback blends the best of both worlds, marrying gravel, grip and glide in one compelling tire package.

Like every Extralight offering from René Herse, the Switchback Hill takes the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level. 


  • Clincher, folding bead
  • Tubeless-compatible
  • Maximum pressure with tubes: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 55 psi (3.8 bar)
  • Actual width on 20 mm rim (internal): approx. 49 mm
  • Actual width on 23 mm rim (internal): approx. 50 mm
  • Extralight casing: +1 mm width
  • Tubeless: +0.5 mm width
  • Recommended rim: 17 - 35 mm (inner width; hookless: +1 mm)
  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • Black or tan sidewalls
  • Made in Japan
  • 403 g

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