- The sweatiest a bike has made me in a long time…..
…was last night trying to fit new tyres to my DT Swiss 5.1 rims :-/ arg!
Trying to fit conti UST tyres to them was hard, but you try jamming some Maxxis High Roller DH tyres onto them!!!
Snapped 2 tyre levers, bent a third…..
Gave up and went to bed in the end!
And for the smart ar$e that posts a picture of 2 thumbs – I'll come on over and bite them off!!!
SO – what's the secret of getting tyres onto these rims? THis is the reason I went tubeless on them – I couldn't bear trying to swap out a tube on the trail, ever!
DrPPosted 9 years agoSC13NT1F1CMember
Topeak shuttle lever, maybe the best small tire lever ever made.Posted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
I've experienced trying to change a trye on a 5.1 on a mates bike in the wilds of the Chilterns. Not good.
Although it has to be said mine were not as bad, when I had them on my Yeti
Thing is, i'd say remove the thick rimstrips and use electrical tape, which gives the tyre more room to drop into the channel, but that won't work with ghetto tubeless…….
Some form of lubrication should help with your sweatyness, I think 😯Posted 9 years agosuperdanSubscriber
I used to have 5.1s on both ends of a DH bike. Lots of rain over several weekends meant I got it down to 20 minutes an end with Maxxis 2.5 ST Highrollers to Swampies.
I now own the foot long metal Pedros tyre levers, but found that these were rather good on the trail Chunky Pedros Tyre Levers. Between them and the trick with pulling the bead into the channel in the middle it gets a little easier, but its really frustrating to nip a tube and pump the fecker up just to have it go flat straight away 🙁Posted 9 years agosanteriaMember
I use these for the tight ones. They love it.
http://www.raleigh.co.uk/p_details.aspx?id=1505Posted 9 years ago
I snapped three of those trying to get some High Rollers onto Shimano XT rims. They're not metal to the end. One snapped as I finally got the last bit on so then there was a stray rattely bit in my tire. Went to bed, got up and sorted it out. Not a pleasant experience.gbayf2308Member
DrP – You might still have to fit a tube even if you're tubeless.
Four of us had three cut tyres between us on a ride in the Chilterns. So we had to fit tubes because the seleant couldn't fill the hole.
I use a Toppeak Einstein pump. It has a device on the end that connects to the rim and then you just pull it round the rim to seat the tyre. It can take a lot of force to get the tyre on but it's never been beaten so far.Posted 9 years ago
It's also a really good pump.
I win I win!
After a week of holiday, I came back refreshed and ready to tackle the rims! AS i'd bent all my park tyre levers, and I couldn't get to the PO to pick up my new ones from wiggle, I searched around the garage and found these…
I tell thee – the best damn tyre levers I've used! No damage to the rim, and the tyres went on with actual ease (with plenty of foamy water too)!
SO my tip – Ikea door hooks rule!
DrPPosted 9 years ago
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