My focus today was wheels, tubes and tires. It seems tires are getting harder to mount or my hands are getting weaker. There was a time when I could mount bicycle tires without any tools, but not anymore. This job might be a little harder because I am using tubes with a Shimano XT M775 GH Disc wheelset with Shimano XT M775 Tubeless Rims. I would use tubeless tires but I just haven’t found suitable 26” tubeless touring tires yet. As a result, I am using tubes with 26” x 1.75″ Continental Tour Ride tires.
If you struggle with mounting bicycle tires like I do, I highly recommend the Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack for mounting bicycle tires. Pick one up at your local bike shop. If they don’t have them, you can get the Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack on Amazon.
If you are unsure on how to use it, check this YouTube video out.
Tip: If your struggling to mount your tires pick up a Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack.