Hi I've just been trying to fit some Panaracers onto my rims and it wasn’t easy.
They are 32c Gravel Kings replacing Panaracer Paselas.
As I was doing this I remembered that the Paselas had been a sod to fit too so that set me to wondering if certain brands are known for being very tight.
I haven’t measured the rim but suspect that its circumference is maybe on the generous side, and the tyres are on the tight side (maybe designed with the assumption that a lot of rims now have a v-section that gives more wriggle room?)
I also tried the tyre out on a newer, albeit boxy rim. While it was a squeeze I wasn’t risking a hernia.
So what I'm asking in a roundabout way is does anyone know of looser brands if such a thing exists.
I'm after a slickish style of 32c tyre hence my choosing the Gravel Kings.
Hope you can help!