René HERSE Pumpkin Ridge Tire 650B x 42 Tire TC


The ultimate dual-purpose tire offers excellent performance and cornering on paved roads, yet its large knobs dig into the surface when it gets slippery. We distributed the knobs so that the tire always is supported by the same amount of rubber, whether it’s rolling forward or leaning into a turn. This gives you uniform grip at all times – whether on a muddy cyclocross course or during a paved descent with ultra-fast hairpin turns.

They name the tires after the passes in the Cascade Mountains that inspire them: Pumpkin Ridge near Portland, Oregon, has a number of promising dirt spurs heading toward the Tualatin Mountains. Past explorations failed to reveal a connection, because we bogged down in mud. The Pumpkin Ridge tires excel both on the paved approach and on the muddy trails up the ridge.

The Standard casing is our more affordable option: comfortable and fast, yet also strong to withstand considerable abuse. The Extralight casing takes the performance, comfort and feel of your bike to an entirely new level. The Endurance casing is reinforced for extra sidewall protection and puncture resistance, while retaining the speed and comfort for which Rene Herse tires are famous.

Free shipping to Switzerland.

Made in Japan.

The Pumpkin Ridge is tubeless-compatible. For tubeless setup, we recommend SealSmart sealant.

Clincher, folding bead
Maximum pressure with tubes: 60 psi (4.1 bar)
Maximum recommended pressure – tubeless: 60 psi (4.1 bar)
Actual width on 20 mm rim (internal): approx. 40 mm
Actual width on 23 mm rim (internal): approx. 41 mm
Extralight casing: +1 mm width
Tubeless: +0.5 mm width
Recommended rim: 17 - 31 mm (inner width; hookless: +1 mm)

Standard casing
Supple casing
Tan sidewalls
480 g

Extralight casing
Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
Black or tan sidewalls
418 g

Endurance casing
The same ultra-fine threads as our Extralight casing, but in a denser, stronger weave
Protective belt under sidewalls and tread
Ideal for rough gravel and tough conditions
Dark tan sidewalls
495 g