Compass Tires are some of the best quality tires available on the market today. Light, supremely supple casings transform the ride of your bicycle, and offer speed and supreme comfort, even in the largest sizes. The feel of a handmade tubular in a practical clincher tire.
The Barlow Pass tires is named after a pass on the Mountain Loop Highway, a scenic gravel road through the central Cascades. The road leads past the ghost town of Monte Cristo before ascending the pass. On the long straights and sweeping turns of this gravel road, the extra stability of a large-wheeled bike can provide an advantage as you descend at high speed.
The Barlow Pass is a great road tire for 700C bikes with moderately large clearances. If you prefer a true dual-purpose knobby in the same the 700C x 38 mm size, check out the Compass Steilacoom.