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Dec. 1, 2017, 11:33 p.m. -  Andrew Major

Tube or tubeless? Even with tires that tend to bead hard (Schwalbe) I could get it started enough to get a tire lever in. I generally don’t need tire levers for mounting (years of changing tires on Sun Rhyno Lites in the shop gave me Superman like thumbs) but I find with the new tubeless ready tires they make removal faster. I like Schwalbe’s plastic tire levers, which are actually made by SKS in Germany, as they’re thin, tough, and wont damage rims. Running tubeless with Gorilla Tape I actually had a tire bond to the tape this year. What a cluster f***. Patience, tire levers and hot water got the tire off - hence asking if it’s tubeless.  The AR/ARC rims aren’t amongst the worst on the market to seat/un-seat which makes me think something else is going on?

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