The new Rene Herse Hatcher Pass is a 700 x 48mm all-road tire that was dreamed up in collaboration with Lael Wilcox and is named after her favorite pass in Alaska. Find additional details and photos here…

Developed in collaboration with adventure cyclist Lael Wilxox and designed with the current generation of gravel and all-road bikes in mind, the new Rene Herse Hatcher Pass is a 700 x 48mm tire that they say hits the sweet spot between a narrow gravel tire and a more voluminous mountain bike tire.

  • Rene Herse Hatcher Pass
  • Rene Herse Hatcher Pass

After working with Lael on the 29 x 2.2″ Fleecer Ridge and 700 x 48mm Oracle Ridge tires, Lael asked Jan Heine at Rene Herse, “How about a smooth all-road version of the Oracle Ridge?” Not long after, this new tire was in the works, named after Lael’s favorite pass in Alaska. “It’s where I completed my Everest Challenge. The front side of it is paved and leads to Independence Mine (an abandoned gold mine that is now a state park). The backside is dirt. In August and September, there are plentiful fields of wild blueberries near the top,” she said.

Rene Herse Hatcher Pass

The new Hatcher Pass is a clincher, folding bead tire that’s tubeless compatible and has a recommended tubeless pressure of 60 psi (4 bar). It measures 48mm on a 23mm internal width rim, with the extralight casing adding 1mm and tubeless configuration adding 0.5mm width. It’s available in three versions, outlined below:

Standard casing

  • Supple casing
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 375 grams
  • $78

Extralight casing

  • Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing
  • The ultimate in speed and comfort
  • Tan sidewalls
  • 330 grams
  • $92

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
  • 425 grams
  • $92

You can find additional details and purchase a set of Hatcher Pass tires at

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