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    almost embarrassed to ask this noob question about kevlar tire bead, but...

    is the kevlar bead supposed to feels like its broken up inside the rubber? like its not 1 continuous string of kevlar, and more like fragments?
    the kevlar bead feels like its cut inside the rubber casing all the way around the tire


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    'brifter' is a lame word.
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    That's why they're generically referred to as "folding" tires. Totally normal.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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