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March 6, 2023, 9:35 a.m. -  JVP

Just Stan's tape. Tried hammering with bead dropper, c clamps, standing on the bead and jumping... everything short of cutting. Other tires on these rims were easy, so I think this tire might be out of spec. It's my DH wheelset. I do think setting it in the warm sun (in a few months!) or heat gun and the normal brute-force tricks might be the thing.  Horses for courses on inserts. I definitely like CC Pro for wet DH so I can run 19 psi without fear of ripping the tire off in corners. But for trail bike that does everything including high country epics, trailside flat repair is a hard requirement, so Tannus. Too-low pressure makes the bike feel boring on that stuff anyway. Only had to strap the insert on my bars twice in 3 years - I can live with that vs slow pedal out and getting back to the car way after dark.

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