Has anyone tried fitting 29er Geax Saguaro tyres? spent two hours today trying to fit one to stans crest rim, eventually gave up and enlisted the help of another cyclist, finally fitted tyre after further 40mins and snapping five – yes five – tyre levers. these tyres got great reviews but no-one mentioned fitting nightmare.Posted 4 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
If it’s that bad now, imagine how bad it will be when you’re on an exposed hilltop, in the wind and rain, trying to fit a new tube. Then you pinch puncture the tube fitting it and have to start again. Or you burp tubeless and can’t get it seated again with your trail pump. Then you get to the pub to find it’s closed and can’t phone for help. When you eventually get back to the car having thrown your bike in a hedge it won’t start and you have no mobile reception. Then when you get home your wife has been murdered and the kids enslaved…
Get rid now before it’s too late.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I must have the only pair of Sagauro TNT’s and Crest rims that fit together. Mine went on easy and inflated first time with track pump.
I did have to use a compressor but otherwise no problems here.
This was after spending 2.5 hours with 2 DH tyre levers fitting some Specialized Purgatory’s in a ‘you will not defeat me’ mood. And then realising that if I ever got a puncture I’d be walking home so having to remove them and fit the Geax’s.
I did find that getting the beads of the Geax’s right down int he well of the rim as key to fitting them easily. One went on with just thumbs, the other needed a tyre lever for the last bit on one bead.Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
I struggled to get a Racing Ralph on a 29er Arch Ex rim. However, when it (inevitably) went flat on the trail I was pleased to find that it was a lot easier the second time. Now, a few weeks later, they pop on and off (tubeless now) with no problems. I guess they must stretch a bit in use.Posted 4 years agoImabigkidnowSubscriber
pinch on a bit, zip tie in place, pinch on the next bit, zip tie in place etc etc
oh and Pedros tyres levers and very delicate use of a BIG METAL LEVER!
This has been my technique in the past for customers whom insisted (usually wheelchair owners TBH, both solid and tubed tyres)
As said above though; if it’s that bad getting on in the first place what about emergency fix?Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Yep, I can’t emphasise enough the ‘difficulty in the field’ issue. If they’re that much of a bastard at home with warm hands, tyre levers and time on your side, you really don’t want to use them for real.
You don’t want to have to walk home because of a puncture of all things.
My worst experiences have been DT Swiss rims with contis and panaracer. Steer clear of these combos also.Posted 4 years ago
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