I’m not a big guy, and most definitely not strong. 5000’s aren’t hard to put on a rim. It’s just technique. Takes me no more than 30 seconds to take off/put on. I use one lever to remove, none to put back on.
Just checked these out. They look great compared to the gp5000, especially when you factor in the price!
We’re they easy to fit?
Keep in mind though that the concrete combination with a certain rim can make a difference too. But in the end, I’d say practice makes perfect and it is possible to mount GP5000s on the roadside.
Wouldn’t trade those for anything else for normal training and a little bit of racing.
I use the 4 Seasons on the winter/commuter bike (and they feel way slower).
No issues at all. When I only had one pair of wheels I swapped them a few times between my Specialized Pathfinder Pro’s and they’ve never been hard to fit. I’ve sometimes used a lever to put the last part in place but fitting those has always been relatively smooth. I now run two pairs of wheels so it’s been a while since I took them off.
Not the most durable, but IMO nothing touches the road feel of the Vittoria Corsa G2.
Never had problems with GP5000 - they are simply in a different league to anything else - on my summer road bike and my TT bike with latex tubes. Durable and v fast. That said I weigh 61kg and I do know some who are heavier who have problems with the side walls. I would say if you are 70kg or less you can’t beat them - 80kg plus maybe try the Michelin power road, or maybe Schwalbe pro 1
I’ve ordered them to try out
That’s categorically not true in all cases/combos
I thought that as well but ended up with a pair of INSANELY tight 5kTL’s.
To the point that when I did get it over, I had damaged the sidewall with the heat gun . And then couldn’t get it off!! I had to cut the bead with scissors in the end!
That said- and my suggestion to the OP- I took a punt on the newer 5kSTR’s because I love that compound so much and they are as easy as any other tyre on every rim I have including some Prime’s that caused the problem with the 5kTL’s.
So if you don’t like the Hutchies, maybe give tubeless 5kSTR’s a crack
So do you start at the valve when removing the tire?
Typically I do not start at the valve, its too tight and I don’t want to damage anything there, so I start at the opposite end where there is more space to remove the tire.
P-Zero addict here too. It’s the only tire I’ve had on my bikes for the last 4(?) years since they were introduced. They slide onto Fulcrum wheels, Venn wheels, Hunt wheels, HED Ardennes. Zero issues.
Not quite sure how I managed this. There is a snakebite on my latex tube but I didn’t hit pothole, maybe sharp rock? I was running 5,5 bars as Silca recommends.
It only had 300k’s on it
Thought about it but new one is “only” 40 euros.
Awesome! Keen to hear your feedback once you’ve put them on
Looks like the same damage as my S-works turbos, except your upper puncture is much larger.
Big +1 for the Veloflex tires.