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    Ritchey Speedmax CycloCross tires...

    ...have to be the WORST FRIGGIN TIRES I'VE EVER WORKED WITH!!!

    I'm building a cross bike for a friend, and I went with Ritchey Speedmaxs (700x32) on it...used tons of Ritchey tires in the past...(until now)great stuff.

    Specifics:

    RIMS: DT Swiss RR 1.1s (his choice)
    TIRES: See above

    These have got to be the TIGHTEST BEADS on any tire I've ever mounted! I've pinched out two tubes already trying to mount and air them, and the incredible tightness of the bead makes mountin/unmounting the tires a very brutal undertaking...I am actually marring the braking surfaces some, due to how *&^%$#@ tight the tires are.

    Anyone have any experience with these tires?

    Anyone have any special ideas (I've tried everything but high explosives)?

    I can't take them back, as they've been mounted, and the shop I bought them at is 60 miles away...

    My faith in Ritchey tires is strained at this point...


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    Last edited by RSW42; 08-26-2008 at 04:46 PM.

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