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New wheelset - tyres REALLY difficult to mount - advice needed!

Hi chaps,

I´ve bought a new alloy Giant 700c wheelset, and mounting ANY tyre on them is a real pain! I´ve tried Michelins, Vittorias and Contis, they´re all a bugger to get on. I´ve never had any trouble in the past.

- can you recommend a road tyre that´s a little ´larger´ in circumference and may prove easier to mount?

- any tips and tricks for mounting tyres? At the moment I am worried about getting a flat out on the road as they are such a pain to put on. I broke a tyre lever today getting the bead on!

Thanks in advance!

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