Tire: 700: Compass Stampede Pass 32mm
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. Available with standard or extralight casings. 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.Stampede Pass (1119 m/3671 ft) is a small pass in the central Cascades that is accessed via a gravel road. This pass offers great views of the central Cascade Range and a twisty descent with numerous hairpin turns. The gravel on this road is smooth, so you can ride this pass on 32 mm-wide tires.