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March 4, 2023, 5:43 a.m. -  Andrew Major

You need to get a bead dropper (clearly so does your shop). It’s magical. If you struggle with CushCore installs (or removals) with the dropper I’ll write you a step by step guide personally. It’s all about space in the tire - on or off - so XC inserts are much easier to work with (as are gravel inserts), but again - Bead Dropper. It’s not about the end that’s on your tire it’s about the end that’s in your hand.  I‘ve installed and removed a lot of CC Pro and Plus inserts. There’s been the odd hard job but it’s always been DH tires that fit tight on rims even without the insert and I’ve never cut one off even when it had bonded to the Gorilla Tape inside. On my mountain bike, I’m only interested in inserts that allow me to run flat. I’ve installed and removed most options (turning wrenches part time) and some of the ‘easier’ ones are also more awkward. But I’m not riding any I might have to wear home. Hope that’s helpful! Oh, and if you don’t have a big plastic garbage can - Bead Dropper. And even if you do - Bead Dropper. Magical!

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