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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:50 am 
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I'd appreciate some advice. I've got some new tubeless compatible AX carbon clinchers and for the life of me I can't fit my favorite clincher tyres (Panaracer Type A 23c). Traditionally they are hard as they have a very tight bead.

I pre-stretched them on a H Plus Son rim to 150psi first but still not even close with someone helping and 4 tyre levers at play. Next step will be a hairdryer to warm the tyre first [emoji16]

So, what are the softest clincher tyres? I'm thinking GP4000s are worth a go next.

Not that interested in tubeless tyres yet but that might change....

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 am 
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Gp4000s tyres are quite easy to fit to most rims but it epends on the rims and your tyrefittin technique. Do you case the slack around the rim by any chance. If ot learn how to do this.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:28 pm 
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I had the same problem with a set of Vittoria Open Corsa tires on a set of Ultegra tubeless-compatible rims. Switching to the GP 4000S II solved the problem. Still takes a bit of effort but nothing out of the ordinary.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:18 am 
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Thanks for the tips. I'll try them next

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:10 pm 
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IF you decide to go the tubeless route, I was able to easily mount Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires on my Campagnolo Shamal rims.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:44 pm 
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I've found Challenge, Vittoria & Continental to be pretty easy to mount/dismount. Only other one I've attempted to remove was a Panaracer pre fitted to a wheel I bought. Almost cut it off it was so tight.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:07 am 
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GP4000s mounted. They are infinitely easier to mount than anything else [THUMBS UP SIGN]

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Mounted a pair of Michelin Pro 4 Service Course on a set of tubeless compatible carbon clinchers with little problem. However the Pro 4s felt like I was riding through treacle - only used them cos I got one free and the other one cheap. Anyhow riding them was a miserable experience and they had to come off. Reverted to my absolute favourite clincher tyre - Veloflex Corsa. Well now, putting the Veloflex on the tubeless clinchers rims was defo the biggest tyre fitting struggle I've had in 30+ years of riding bikes! Even more difficult than fitting tyres to Campag Neutron wheels and that's saying something!!

Of course with the Veloflex the ride quality is now sublime but I dread getting a roadside puncture......

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I'll try Veloflex next! Love the tubulars

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I gave up and went for tubeless tires after pinching few tubes trying to mount Michelin Pro 4 Race to Ultegra wheels. It was a nightmare. Imagine if you got a flat on the road and need to change tubes?


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I'm on team GP4000s now. Easy to mount and remount later

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