Let me guess, Sun rims.Mike679 said:I have been riding bikes my whole life. I have changed out dozens of tires. I cannot, for the life of me, get my new WTB Velociraptor (Kevlar) on to my rear wheel. I have used these tires before on these rims and have always been able to get them on with my hands. In this case however, I was actually developing blisters trying to get the last 6 or so inches of bead over the edge of the rim.
Here is the link to the proper technique http://www.teamestrogen.com/articles/asa_levers.asp