American Classic Race 29 rims vs. Crest 29

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Matti
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by Matti

I have a pair of Crest 29 rims, and not happy at all as it is way too tight to get the tire mounted. Can't even imagine repairing a puncture on the trail on these rims (actually the front one is better than the rear, there is a difference between the two).

Does anyone have experience in the AMC race 29 rim? Stiffness? Easier to mount the tire than on the Crest?

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Matti
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by Matti

Anyone?

HillRPete
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by HillRPete

Have you tried different tyres? Just in case, not to toss out the baby with the bathwater ...

msl1985
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by msl1985

I have a pair of crest rims. I don't have the problem you are talking about. I can put my tires on by hand (Maxxis Beaver). I think it's your tires.

xjbaylor
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by xjbaylor

With every tire I have used, road and mountain, they are tough at first, but stretch significantly after just a few days inflated on the rim. Stan's rims are slightly more difficult than most, but I have been able to remove Michelins, Conti's, WTB's, and Maxxis tires by hand once they have a few miles on them.
No reason to worry, just give it a few rides.

Matti
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by Matti

I really don't have a problem with the front rim, Racing Ralph comes off and goes on by hand. The rear rim is a whole different story. Having popped on e.g. a Race King after struggling for a good 15 minutes, there is absolutely no chance to get it off by hand.

Does anyone have any experience with the American Classic Race?

Ottoturbo
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by Ottoturbo

Crest. I have seen some dented AC rims.

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Werdna
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by Werdna

Ha! I was thinking the opposite. I have seen dozens of trashed Crest rims.

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Matti
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by Matti

Just to make sure I'm not loosing my mind here, i tried to swap tires both font and back once more. Front no problem again, whereas rear absolutely impossible. After struggling with a number of different tires, I was able to put on a racing ralph. Conclusion is I do not want to run rims where the rim chooses what tires I can use.

So back to my main question, with the risk of repeating myself; does anyone know whether it is easier to put tires on the american classic? Would be grateful if someone could share their experience.

Thanks,
Matti

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