To replace the original Kenda Kwest equiping my LT, I purchased 16" Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires and Schwalbe inner tubes. I wanted faster tires combined with a good puncture protection : the Racer has the HD speed guard, which is a densely woven protection belt.
While there is no easier bike than a Strida to get tires on because of its single sided supported wheels, it took me more than one hour to get the Marathon Racers properly fitted.
I could not get the tires centered on the rim because there was always a small portion (1/8th of the circumference) of the tire bead which would not fit in the bead seat of the rim. Applying soap on the tire beads did not help.
I finally succeded by inflating the tires to 6 bar with a compressor rather than with a hand pump, the quicker inflation of the tire helping to set it properly.
But this morning, for my first trip with the Marathon Racers, I managed to have a puncture after 3 km . I might have pinched the inner tube when I mounted the tire
I just repaired the tire at the office but did not manage to put get the tire properly centered. I will have to ride back on a jumpy Strida
Did some of you experience the same issue? Is it due to the LT rim design?