Rim-Tire mating help
I have Sun Swift SL1 Aero rims and Specialized Mondo 700c tires. This happens to be a very tight fitting combo, and requires an inordinate amount of effort to remove and re-mount the tires. Anyone have suggestions on tires that would fit a lot more loosely on these rims?
my conti gatorskins have always fit easily on my (wide) ritchey rims.
i'd stay away from rubinos and armadillos.
Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
Tire Bead Jack................
If you buy a 'Tire Bead Jack' for about $10, you can deal with just about any tire/rim combination......as long as you are not trying to put a 650 on a 700 rim or something like that. Good luck.
I'm familiar with the bead jack, but I'd like tires that are easy enough to remove with standard levers and re-mount with my bare hands.
Originally Posted by LastPlace
i actually didn't have much trouble getting my armadillos on when I got them. I've heard other reasons to stay away from them, apparently they wear stupid fast if you skid with them, but I don't do so much skidding since i run a brake and have a pretty high gear ratio, so I've been very happy with them.
Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
And I thought the title said "Matching"
Originally Posted by Serendipper
I had a hand injury (torn ligiments) which made it nearly impossible to change a tire. I found the easiest tires to change are the Verensteen (sp?) Tri-Comps.
Triathlon = Eat/Bike/Nap
The Serfas Seca RS tires and the regular Serfas wire bead tires are also incredibly easy to mount. The Seca RSs even more than the wire bead ones.
Originally Posted by Shiznaz