I just received some more PRO4 Endurance 25mm from Wiggle. These tires are very different from the tires I purchased last year. Last year's tires measured 27.9mm inflated. These tires from Wiggle measure 26.2mm inflated. Last year's tires were a dream to mount. These new tires are extremely tight. I can get them on with my hands, just barely, but I can't get them off just with my hands. They're the tightest road tires I've ever mounted. Bummer! They also came coated with some sort of white waxy substance which I had to sand off before daring to run them on the road. Bummer! Since they are a smaller tire, the parts of the tire are narrower; especially the center hard rubber wear strip is much narrower, putting the sticky, soft, easier flatting cornering rubber in contact with the road when upright at normal inflation pressures. Bummer!
Anyone else notice this? Or did I get some bummer out of spec tires from Wiggle? They were on sale, only $30.