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  1. #1
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    Mininion DHF 2ply 2.5 + Sun Ringle Inferno 25 - setup question

    Even since I got my bike I was really disappointed with the stock tires : Schwalbe Hans Dampf in 2.35 , as I was getting pinch flats/snake bites almost each ride I went ( never run under 2 bar ,opposed to what they list as a 1.6 minimum) .

    Therefore I bought a pair of Maxxis Minions DHF in 2.5" dual ply , Super Tacky front and Maxxpro at the rear.

    Today I've tried to put them on my wheels , everything went OK but got slightly confused on how they sit on the rims since they are narrower than 2.35 Hans Dampf's . I know Minions are smaller than other brands but didn't expect that.

    What could be the reasons ?

    1. Rims two narrow ? They are SunRingle Inferno 25 an listed as 20,9 mm inner width . (full spec here : Inferno 25 | SUNringlé )

    2. Tires need to bead in ? side a short time ?

    3. Minions are THAT narrow ?

    4. Other ?

    In the pictures below on the left are the minions - on the right is my brothers bike with the same 2.35 Hans Dampfs

    Mininion DHF 2ply 2.5 + Sun Ringle Inferno 25 - setup question-20130801_020209.jpg Mininion DHF 2ply 2.5 + Sun Ringle Inferno 25 - setup question-20130801_020257.jpg

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    2.5 Minions run more like 2.3's. That is normal. They WILL corner a LOT better than that lame Hans Dampf so don't judge this book by the cover my friend. Ride and ENJOY your hugely improved cornering prowess!!!

    Have FUN!

    G MAN
    "There's two shuttles, one to the top and one to the hospital" I LOVE this place!!!

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    Thanks for the replay G man.
    Went today for a ride, nothing too extreme, but what can I say, they stick like glue and roll pretty good up hill, as I haven't felt the extra weight. All I can say is awesome tires, as I'm feeling more confident in my riding therefore a wise upgrade to my bike.
    "16 Cotic Bfe

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