The 26x2.3 UST tires on our ventana el conquistador de montanas have have finally given way to age.
Since I can no longer buy a 26" UST tire I picked up a pair of 26x2.4 continental trail king tubeless.
These will be going tubed on a Mavic 819 UST rim since we dont ride that bike frequently enough to keep sealant rolling around.
My first try mounting these was an hour of sweat soaked frustration. broke three levers. and then the vittoria tube had a seam failure and now I am taking them off and trying again to remount. Fark!
These things are tight. really tight. what's the trick to mounting a really really tight tubeless tire? yes, I deflated the tube once I got it around the rim.
- push both beads into center channel
- work towards valve stem
- dishwash soap for lubricating the bead?
- plastic not metal levers
If I flat in the field, is the best approach to field repair to remove the valve core, put some sealant in the tube, hit it with some C02, spin it, fully inflate and fix it again at home?