The Compass line of tires is designed to offer optimum performance above all. They incorporate the results of eight years of tire testing by Bicycle Quarterly magazine. Their supple casing is key to making these tires roll faster than most. It also absorbs vibrations and shocks better, making these tires supremely comfortable. The tire tread was designed to offer optimum cornering adhesion and precision, both in wet and dry conditions.
Despite this focus on performance, Compass tires are sensible everyday tires. The tread is 3 mm thick to last many miles, unlike thinner high-performance tires which are best treated as “event” tires. The extralight casing not only reduces the tire’s weight, but is also more supple, thus increasing the tire’s speed and comfort even further.
Chinook Pass (1656 m/5430 ft) branches off from Cayuse Pass and leads to Eastern Washington. The road takes you up to the treeline, and as you round Tipsoo Lake, you get the most spectacular vista of Mount Rainier. The view is especially impressive in the morning, when the glaciers glow in the early sunlight. Chinook Pass is a high pass, so there tends to be gravel left over from the last snowfalls. A slightly wider tires will make the ride here much safer and more enjoyable.
Available with standard casing (tan only) and extralight casing (tan or black sidewalls).
- Low rolling resistance
- Excellent grip
- Superior comfort
- Light weight
- Classic appearance
- Clincher tires with the ride of a good tubular
Ultra-light, ultra-supple casing. Tan or black sidewalls.
226 g, clincher, folding bead. Made in Japan.
Compass deliveries are regular, so tyres are usually not out-of-stock for more than a week or so. Please check back or email us to pre-order out-of-stock items.