Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

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Brucey
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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 10:34pm

IIRC the 'silento' model is not made with anything other than a wire bead.

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RickH
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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby RickH » 8 Aug 2019, 11:20pm

I was going to reiterate what Brucey said - all the models of Silento listed on Schwalbe's website are wired bead.

To show the difference here are 3 tyres

DSC_1839.JPG

The outer one is a wired bead tyre folded by the twist method (Schwalbe Snow Stud), the other two inside are folding tyres (Vittoria Voyager Hyper & WTB Nano both with a Kevlar, or similar, bead).

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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby Mike_Ayling » 9 Aug 2019, 12:28am

One slight downside to the folding tyres is that they are a bit fiddly to install first time out of the box!

Mike

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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby Tigerbiten » 9 Aug 2019, 5:12am

Mike_Ayling wrote:One slight downside to the folding tyres is that they are a bit fiddly to install first time out of the box!

Mike

They're dead easy.
The trick is a few pumps of air into the inner tube first.
The inner tube then goes into the tyre to hold it in shape before you start to fit it.
You may then have to let a little air out to fit the second bead.

YMMV ......... :D

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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby LittleGreyCat » 9 Aug 2019, 10:28am

RickH wrote:I was going to reiterate what Brucey said - all the models of Silento listed on Schwalbe's website are wired bead.

To show the difference here are 3 tyres

DSC_1839.JPG
The outer one is a wired bead tyre folded by the twist method (Schwalbe Snow Stud), the other two inside are folding tyres (Vittoria Voyager Hyper & WTB Nano both with a Kevlar, or similar, bead).


Thanks - also to Brucey.

Yet again Wiggle can't describe items on their web site correctly.

However I think I will keep the tyres to go on my Dawes Galaxy refurb if/when I finally get it back on the road.

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Re: Folding tyres vs. folded tyres?

Postby Mike_Ayling » 10 Aug 2019, 11:35pm

Tigerbiten wrote:
Mike_Ayling wrote:One slight downside to the folding tyres is that they are a bit fiddly to install first time out of the box!

Mike

They're dead easy.
The trick is a few pumps of air into the inner tube first.
The inner tube then goes into the tyre to hold it in shape before you start to fit it.
You may then have to let a little air out to fit the second bead.

YMMV ......... :D

Thanks Tigerbiten, I will try that next time.

Mike