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Tires to fit Ritchey wheelset?? Recomendations??(3 posts)

Tires to fit Ritchey wheelset?? Recomendations??rider5673
Jun 6, 2002 12:08 PM
I'm posting this for a friend who has a set of 2000 Ritchey Zero System road wheels which appear to be slightly larger O.D. than other wheels, so much so that it makes mounting tires (Michelin Axial Pros) a cumbersome half hour job.

Has anyone else experienced this, and what tires seem to fit these wheels more easily?

Nice wheels, once you finally get a tire mounted! Thanks for the help.
I've found Michelins to run small, too.jw25
Jun 7, 2002 6:46 AM
On the other hand, the easiest to mount tires I've found were Pariba Pro-Criteriums. They've since been bought by Vredestein, and it looks like they got dropped completely. They're almost too big, and combined with the flexibility of the casing, they're hard to get on my Mavic Cosmics (which seem to have an undersized rim). On CXP-33's, they were easy, but not loose.
My Panaracer Stradius Pros were fairly easy, too, as were a set of Conti Supersonics. I haven't used any Specialized tires in a while, but I think they were fairly easy to mount as well.
It might be worth using thinner rim tape, too, and making sure it doesn't run up the sidewalls, as those few mm's can make a big difference.
re: Tires to fit Ritchey wheelset?? Recomendations??Leak
Jun 8, 2002 1:51 PM
I have 2000 Ritchey zero system wheels and haven't really experienced any problems mounting Axial Pros or Conti GP 3000s, though the GPs seemed to be a little more difficult. Is he using tire irons?

Lee