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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: 'slack' fitting tyres - Vittoria? Reply with quote

I've got some stupid wheels that are slightly wider? diameter than regular ones. I thought it was an Italian thing (I used to have problems with Gipiemme wheels) but this is the factory wheel on my Kestrel which is american FFS. Impossible to get most tyres on. I tried GP4000s, a Bont, & a Schwalbe Ultremo. I only managed to get an ancient Vittoria on, but it's u/s now. Are new Vittorias still as slack? The obvious Winter/hack-bike one to get looks to be a Zaffiro rigid. only 9 on fleabay.

Anyone had this problem too and can recommend a tyre that is defo slacker than the rest?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Vittoria Zafiro Pro Slicks as training tyres and they always go on easily. They handle surprisingly well in the cold and wet northern roads too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, folding Contis are a pain to get on most rims. Just put some Panaracer Gravel Kings on my Reynolds wheels for winter, and they were definitely easier; still some pinching of the tube though.

My Reynolds disc brake wheels are Tubeless ready, so when more tyre brands are doing tubeless road tyres and the investment in them is market-wide, I'll probably make the switch.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend scwalbe one. normally go on by hand even on rims which were impossible to fit with some tyres
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Zaffiro went on btw but only just. not fancying refitting it when I inevitably puncture... It had Hutchison Fusions on originally FWIW, maybe I should have just got some of those?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or use the right tool to get them on .... it never fails

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/x-tools-tyre-seating-tool-black-one-size/

Getting them off however might require a Crank Brothers Speed lever if they are cold when you have a visit from the p******* fairy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find Vittoria tyres a bit easier to fit than other makes Smile
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