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Ugh, such a PITA to mount clincher tires on Zipp Wheels..

Old 11-15-16, 01:47 AM
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Ugh, such a PITA to mount clincher tires on Zipp Wheels..

I'm running a set of ZIPP 404 wheels, with Conti 4000 Grand Prix tires, and I must say, its a PITA to mount these tires on my Zipp wheels. Is this common? I got a flat just the other day and it took me a good while to dismount and mount my tire back onto the wheel, ugh...

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GP4000's have always been tight for me on anything until they have some miles on them. I'll mount them with butyl tubes and ride a few rides before switching to latex to loosen them up. The only time I've ever torn a latex tube was on a pinch point trying to install brand new GP's. Unlike Vittoria Open Corsa which fall on the rim when new lol.
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Contis fit tightly. I consider that a safety factor. If you get a flat, a tight-fitting tire won't come off leaving you to ski down the road on your rim.
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Originally Posted by Jeremy_S View Post
GP4000's have always been tight for me on anything until they have some miles on them. I'll mount them with butyl tubes and ride a few rides before switching to latex to loosen them up. The only time I've ever torn a latex tube was on a pinch point trying to install brand new GP's. Unlike Vittoria Open Corsa which fall on the rim when new lol.

Love my conti's, but yea, I understand what your saying. I've got a set of Rolf Prima wheels, and the tires go on fairly easily compared to my Zipps.


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Buy a VAR bead jack and throw it in your kit. There is zero reason to struggle trying to mount a tire by hand.
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Reads like they are impractical out side of racing, Or , were you racing ?


Buy a VAR bead jack and throw it in your kit. There is zero reason to struggle trying to mount a tire by hand.
I have 2 I use for tight skinny tires, moving them towards each other..
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Originally Posted by Bluebatmobile View Post
I'm running a set of ZIPP 404 wheels, with Conti 4000 Grand Prix tires, and I must say, its a PITA to mount these tires on my Zipp wheels. Is this common? I got a flat just the other day and it took me a good while to dismount and mount my tire back onto the wheel, ugh...

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I find them tough to mount on C24s also.
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