I picked up a pair of Continental Trail King Tires 2.2
I haven't had such a hard time mounting a bicycle tire in years!
Is it me or these tires?
I mount motorcycle tires and these tires rival the motorcycle tires. It feels like the bead is 1/4". I've mounted mtb tires without tools. I broke a plastic tire iron, bent an aluminum one, and when there is a struggle, tubes get pinched. I can't remember the last time I pinched a bike tube.
Possible suspects... The rims are Mavic 559x17 with cloth rim tape. Perhaps the rim tape is too thick? Or the rims are too narrow.
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