One down one to go. The Motion Pro tools really work out if you take your time.
Photos from Quincy Parks's post
Yup. Screw paying $80 to get tires mounted.
Exactly my point. Up front the tools will run you the cost of having both tires done at a shop. After that first change at home you'll never have to sweat it again. For me it just doesn't make since as quick as a bike can eat through rubber to pay $160 every 6k miles. Well my bike had 6k on the originals anyway and you see that on rear in the first pic, it was toasted.
Which tires did you buy?
I went with the Roadsmart II tires for a few reasons. I'm a new rider so I don't need an aggressive tire. I want to learn to ride the bike how it came off the showroom floor (only 6000 miles). I'm gonna be commuting so I need some good rain capable rubber. Lastly I got a $40 rebate coming from the set.
Thanks for the response I'm thinking of getting the same ones
Some folks bash on them but they're commuting tires not canyon carvers, lol. They are good in the rain and yes the Pilot Road 4 is better in the rain but at the PR4 price point it's just not my cup of tea.
I also commute alot so I think this is my best option
In Australia we get free mounting / fitting haha sucks to be u guys
Do you have a link for the tools or a list so I can look it up
I'm looking into getting everything I need to do my own tire change I'm getting everything from tools needed to remove he wheels, all the way to filling up the tire
Motion Pro 08-0538 Axis Balance stand, Motion Pro 08-0536 BeadPro and Motion Pro 08-0536 RimShield II all brought through Amazon.com as they were the best prices I found. The weights Motion Pro 08-0455 and 08-0553 I brought straight from MotionPro.com since they had the best shipped price online. That's all you need to actually mount and balance the tires. Getting the bike up in there air is a whole other ball of wax.
The Venom Headlift Stand and Spool stand I got from amazon as well but I did buy the spool stand and the T-Rex spool adapters which is not need but a must in my book. You will also need the Venom Pin Kit #2 for the Headlift. On the spools the bike is rock solid with no chance of falling due to a bump. I used the spool stand lift to adjust my rear sets and hand controls in a full riding position with no fear of failure.
I appreciate the info thanks