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Got the Ikons and tried to put one on yesterday.

Should be simple enough but I cannot get the thing inflated quickly enough, even at a garage.

Stuff to try:

1) remove the valve core to allow faster airflow. Once seated refit the core and inflate normally.

2) hang the wheel vertically on a peg or from a strap so the tyre bead is not deformed

3) tiedown strap around the circumference of the tyre and cinch it up gently...this should push the tyre beads outwards towards the rim's bead seating area.

 

Good luck

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Got the Ikons and tried to put one on yesterday.

Should be simple enough but I cannot get the thing inflated quickly enough, even at a garage.

 

Try to get some of the bead seated by using your hands and pulling hard on the sides of the tire. If the the bead is partially seated then the air will escape less easily when inflating.

 

Even if just 1 side of the tire is partially seated, it should be enough to make the air grip and pop the entire bead into place.

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Best tyres for these dry cape wine routes, dust and just sand feels like surfing.

 

Not finding any problems with my Conti Mountain Kings, nice and grippy in the loose stuff.

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So after second side wall cut I want the conti protections

 

 

But no stock of 2.2 what would the impact of 2.4 on the back be ?

 

95 kg weekend warrior on stans flow rims

 

Up front

Continental Mountain King II Protection 29 x 2.4''

 

 

On back

Continental X-King Protection 29 x 2.4''

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So after second side wall cut I want the conti protections

 

 

But no stock of 2.2 what would the impact of 2.4 on the back be ?

 

95 kg weekend warrior on stans flow rims

 

Up front

Continental Mountain King II Protection 29 x 2.4''

 

 

On back

Continental X-King Protection 29 x 2.4''

If your frame can handle a wider tyre ,go for it

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