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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-22-11, 10:44 PM   #1
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Tyre - what the?

So I was all set to put on my new wheelset with new tyres. Ultegra Open Pro on the back, 105 and CXP 21 on the front. Got the new tyre, a folding bead Ritchey Speed Max, on the back rim, no worries. I then spent the next 45 minutes struggling to get the exact same tyre on the front. What the hell? I finally gave up in disgust. Has anybody ever come across this kind of bollocks? Any suggestions or tips to take get the bugger on? Thinking of taking the wheel and tyre in to Performance to see if they can get it done.
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Old 10-23-11, 07:02 AM   #2
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I've heard people suggest warming the tire in the oven. I've never tried that, but I did have luck with a hairdryer on some extremely tight MTB tires a bit ago.
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Old 10-23-11, 07:24 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with putting Conti GP 4000s on my road bike. I bought this and it worked like a charm. I tried putting them in a clothes dryer, baking in the sun (I live in Florida) and the hair dryer. I couldn't put them on until I got this tool. http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CI4BEPMCMAE##
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Old 10-23-11, 07:59 AM   #4
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meh i can already break normal length tire levers
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