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Old 08-13-10, 07:56 PM   #1
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Rhyno Lite Tire Replacement

I just upgraded the wheels on my bike to a set of Sun Rhyno Lites (with Specialized Fast Trak LK tires, 26" x 2.0) - which are great while the wheel is running, but heaven help me if I get a flat. As I'm sure you know if you're reading this, there's just something about a Rhyno Lite that makes it exceedingly difficult to get a tire back on and seated.

Two questions:

1) Is there a trick to getting these things back on? The "push in a little bit at a time from the side" method I used with my old rims leaves me with about 6" of tire stuck woefully outside the bead and incredibly sore thumbs. If there's a trick with corresponding video that my research did not find, I'd greatly appreciate a link.

2) What is it about these rims that makes tire replacement so incredibly difficult - and is there something I can throw into/onto the tire, rim, or tube that will make this more feasible?

Thank you in advance.
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It's more about the tire i find... but i will admit getting a DH wire bead over a Rhyno lite is a *****...

Quik-stik is good Won't scratch the rim too bad and won't bend like crappy free tire levers.
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rhyno lites have a shallow drop center in the rim. use the thinnest rim tape you can find. not velox
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Sometimes if you turn the wheel so the last bit of tire to be mounted is at the bottom you can use your hands to push the tire around and down. That often adds enough slack to mount the tire.
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