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    Tire R&R..

    What tire levers are you all using to remove and replace your tires with?
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    the big, wide, yellow pedros
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    Tire R&amp;R..-qwikstick.jpg

    quick stik

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    i have the pedros, the levers that come with my basic spin doctor kit, and the quick stick. quick stick gets used, all others are last resort. the pedros are too short, and too stiff, with too sharp edges, which all add up to a less than ideal situation when working with hard to seat/unseat tires. the spin doctor are way too flimsy to work with stiff tires. the quick stick is longer than the pedros, and stiff enough to take advantage of the longer lever, and has round edges all around so its comfortable to use. get a quick stik. anything else is just a compromise.

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    My hands, no tire levers needed.

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    Tire R&R..

    Quote Originally Posted by DYI01 View Post
    My hands, no tire levers needed.
    Ditto.
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    Bet you couldn't have mounted the new DH specific Maxxis tires on my FR600 rims without levers...hardest mount I've experienced in 25 years (and I'm usually a no lever guy).

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    mounting fairy tires on fairy rims don't count. this is the dh/fr section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    mounting fairy tires on fairy rims don't count. this is the dh/fr section.
    true that....folding beads are one thing...then fairys and pixie dust are another
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    dual ply wire bead dh treads are not going on or off without levers, thats for sure.

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    I just tossed on some 2.5 minion dhf wire bead 2 ply and they were the easiest tires I've mounted in a long time.

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    I was going to get the Minion dhr2 but might be changing my mind up on that. Still don't know whether or not to go tubeless with the notube rims. The inner structure doest even look big enough for the a tire bead.
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    I use some cheapy little levers that I've had for about 10 years to mount my Minions to non-UST FR600 rims. They get pushed to their limit each time, but they're still holding on. The inner portion of the rim profile tends to determine how easily they will go on. The FR600s don't have a very deep channel, so you can't push half of the bead into it and get the other side on very easily. The bead hooks aren't all that tall, but they hold on extremely well. I run them ghetto tubeless with bmx tube, and I feel that it holds its own against any UST setup. A bit tight to get on there, but super reliable. Less burping than UST, lighter, and not a single flat in 3 years. I DEFINITELY recommend going tubeless, even if you don't get UST rims.
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    I have two tubeless setups, Mavic 823 rims, which are UST compatible, and non UST Minion DHF's. All i did was squirt some Stans in there and I haven't flatted in two seasons like that. Every couple of months I will have to put fresh sealant in but you will have to do that no matter what. My other setup is non-UST DT Swiss ex500's with non UST Minions. I used some heavy duty 3M duct tape as the rim strip and then some Stan's, works just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DYI01 View Post
    My hands, no tire levers needed.
    Yep, best tools a man can have

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    for my DH tires I use the Park tool tl-5 levers. 8" long and gets them off every time.

    *have to polish down the lever ends so you don't scratch up the wheels.

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    I ended up getting a 2.35 minion dhr max pro with a tube. If I don't like it I'll spring for minion dhr2 and try tubeless.
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    you can always run the dhr tubeless

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    for got to mention I have Stans notubes ZTR EX... the straight8 has early 2000's Mavic 321's
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