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    I have a set of Neutron Ultra wheels and I find it hard to find a tire that will easily mount these wheels. I sometimes wish the sidewall was 1mm shorter or is this typical of Campagnolo wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amicus View Post
    I have a set of Neutron Ultra wheels and I find it hard to find a tire that will easily mount these wheels. I sometimes wish the sidewall was 1mm shorter or is this typical of Campagnolo wheels.
    Welcome to the Campy clincher club of death. They are crazy tight. Have used Conti, Michelin, and Vittoria over the years and they are all about the same pain the ass. Not as bad a getting a tubeless tire off, but always have to use a lever vs. other wheels where I can do it by hand.

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    I have a set of Neutron Ultras. Use the rim tape Campy provides, or some tubeless tire tape. Getting tires on and off those rims is hard -- although my wife has a bike with tubeless rims that are even worse. Switching the Velox rim tape to Stan's tubeless tape helped a little on her tubeless rims. I hate those things. What helps the most are Park wide tire levers (https://www.parktool.com/product/tir...e%20%26%20Tire). I have a set of these in all my tool bags and they work great. I don't know if this is true, but in my experience, tires stretch a little over time/mountings and seem to get easier to take on and off. When I put new tires on these rims, I'll mount them without the tube, take them off and repeat, then mount with the tube on. It seems to help.

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    Yes Protons are bad as well. you might find mounting the tires on another rim first, even riding them on another rim for a few miles might help.

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