TBF, I think Pro Ones are more marketed towards roadies rather than commuters, in which case they're amazing. But once my IRCs go, I can see myself replacing them with the same.
Have ridden both the pro one and IRC, in that order respectively. Whilst the IRC are not as fast (read ‘slick’ ) as the schwalbes, neither are they the glass magnets the pro ones are, which is probably why mine are massively outlasting them.
That's a nice touch, but I need to get value for money from my Park Tool remover, but if the alternative valve doesn't work too, it's good have a plan B.
Yeah, my former experience of Schwalbe's (Pro One TR, Marathon non-TR) has always been painful, as you suggest, so it was a pleasant surprise when it went on without too much of a fight. Just annoying the issue seems to be the valve. Hey ho!
Super easy. They're Schwalbe Kojaks on a Velocity A23 (tubeless ready, I'm assured). Not specifically tubeless ready tyres (this is an experiment), but they seem to hold the pressure up to about 90psi before all the air escapes out the valve hole.
Think I'm going to start again, might as well get some use out of the mahoosive roll of tape.
There seems to be some conflicting advice about the hole size. Logic says, as you do, that the hole only needs to be big enough, whereas a Stans video suggests you file the edges down (for a better seating, I guess).
Thanks for the tips, i’ll See what happens with a different valve.
First time ever trying to tape a rim ended in expected misery. Air gushing out the valve hole, makes me wonder if the three tape passes over is too much and preventing a good seating for the valve. There’s no sealant in yet, but I don’t remember previously having to use this to seal the valve.
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