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by 208

gurk700 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:50 am
Unfortunately no luck with my rims. Bummer I won't be able to test out these tires.
Even got an air compressor (not only for installing these but future tubeless setups) with the park tool inf-2

2 different wheelsets (farsports 30mm width, no spoke holes and hed vanquish with tape)
They both mount gp5000 with 0 effort. Just with a floor pump. Also tested them with the air compressor and ofcourse that's even easier / quicker.

Enves just won't seat. Tried pressing on different areas of the tire etc while I inflate with the compressor. No go.

Finally tried the inner tube method too. Still didn't work.

Just my experience obviously. I'm aware I might be minority.

One more method I can think of is putting sealant in first and let it slush around. Maybe it'll make the tire a little air tight before I try to seat it? who knows.
did you try some soapy water on the bead and hook? this seems to do the trick for me every time

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by spdntrxi

gurk700 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:50 am
Unfortunately no luck with my rims. Bummer I won't be able to test out these tires.
Even got an air compressor (not only for installing these but future tubeless setups) with the park tool inf-2

2 different wheelsets (farsports 30mm width, no spoke holes and hed vanquish with tape)
They both mount gp5000 with 0 effort. Just with a floor pump. Also tested them with the air compressor and ofcourse that's even easier / quicker.

Enves just won't seat. Tried pressing on different areas of the tire etc while I inflate with the compressor. No go.

Finally tried the inner tube method too. Still didn't work.

Just my experience obviously. I'm aware I might be minority.

One more method I can think of is putting sealant in first and let it slush around. Maybe it'll make the tire a little air tight before I try to seat it? who knows.
schwalbe sells some lubricant.. it works well the few times I had to use it.
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by Tomasisko

Mine seated pretty easily with a tyre booster on PCW Wake 6560 Strada. 27mm on the front on the first try and 29mm at the rear on a 3rd try. Before inflating the tyre I tried to play with it for a while, pushing it down and rolling the wheel on the ground. No idea if this made any difference though. Otherwise I am very happy with these tyres. They feel a lot better than GP 5000 STR. If the puncture resistance is as good, then I have my new favorite tyre by far.

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by gurk700

208 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:55 am
gurk700 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:50 am
Unfortunately no luck with my rims. Bummer I won't be able to test out these tires.
Even got an air compressor (not only for installing these but future tubeless setups) with the park tool inf-2

2 different wheelsets (farsports 30mm width, no spoke holes and hed vanquish with tape)
They both mount gp5000 with 0 effort. Just with a floor pump. Also tested them with the air compressor and ofcourse that's even easier / quicker.

Enves just won't seat. Tried pressing on different areas of the tire etc while I inflate with the compressor. No go.

Finally tried the inner tube method too. Still didn't work.

Just my experience obviously. I'm aware I might be minority.

One more method I can think of is putting sealant in first and let it slush around. Maybe it'll make the tire a little air tight before I try to seat it? who knows.
did you try some soapy water on the bead and hook? this seems to do the trick for me every time
Yep. Don't need it with contis but did use soap for every attempt on the enve tires.

gurk700
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by gurk700

Tomasisko wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:40 pm
Mine seated pretty easily with a tyre booster on PCW Wake 6560 Strada. 27mm on the front on the first try and 29mm at the rear on a 3rd try. Before inflating the tyre I tried to play with it for a while, pushing it down and rolling the wheel on the ground. No idea if this made any difference though. Otherwise I am very happy with these tyres. They feel a lot better than GP 5000 STR. If the puncture resistance is as good, then I have my new favorite tyre by far.
Honestly if they were even a tiny bit worse than GP5000 (which they are not according to BRR) I'd use them for the weight alone. But hey. Not meant to be. Maybe if I have different wheels down the line, I'll give them a shot again. For now they'll be collecting dust in the drawer :(

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by BigBoyND

https://enve.com/blogs/journal/behind-t ... -day-tires

Enve mentions a 31mm version. Does anyone know when/if those will launch?

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by TobinHatesYou

Didn't see a debris field of broken glass while doing 30mph and had to use two DynaPlugs on a 3mm puncture. I'll chalk that up to really bad luck. When I got home I swapped out the DynaPlugs to test my new Clever Standard Bacon Anchor / WTB TCS Rocket plug kit. Happy to report that works really well. I just wish the WTB kit took up less space. I'm definitely still enjoying the ride-feel of these tires, though it's a bit weird being able to see the woven pattern of the casing thread so clearly through the rubber layer.

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by Requiem84

Will be interesting to hear experiences of others on plugging punctures. As mentioned 2 weeks ago, I couldn't plug a puncture in the sidewall which left me stranded.

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by spdntrxi

as mentioned.. 1 dynaplug on the sidewall a bit ago after hitting a large rock. Still holding fine, debating if I should patch the inside or not.
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by jj911c2

I flatted after 700k on the rear tire. Dynaplug fixed it - middle of tread. It is hard to see how much the tire has worn down as its not squared off in rear and there are no wear indicators. I like the feel and grip of tires but not sure on durability & longevity yet.

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by TobinHatesYou

Just got a pinhole puncture right down the center that required another DynaPlug. No idea what caused it, but it should have sealed... Maybe it would have eventually, but I didn't want to lose more air pressure or sealant since I was warming up for a group ride.

The collective number of punctures from posters in this thread is starting to paint a picture...

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by spdntrxi

just the 3 of us ?
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by TobinHatesYou

spdntrxi wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:23 am
just the 3 of us ?

Four of us? Anyway, I’ve done 900 miles on them and other than the punctures they still look almost brand new.

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by Aryeh

I just mounted the 27mm tire on my Farsports Hyper hooked wheels with 25mm internal width.
I mounted the tire in less than a minute with 1 tire lever and it seated right away on my first try with an air compressor.
These flat reports are making me worried. I've been running the TT TR tires for a few months now with 0 flats.

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by 208

27mm tyre on 25mm internal?

Is that safe?

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