1st Mounting Very Very Difficult
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I had been riding the Challenge Chicane’s for a couple of years. Easiest tire to mount ever. Decided to try the Challenge Bianca Strada’s on my spare Specialized Axis 4 wheels for evening rides. The first time I tried mounting them I almost gave up. They are ridiculously tight. I didn’t notice I had pinched the tube and blew off the tire on one wheel when seating it. On the Axis 4 wheels that requires almost 100 lbs. Remounting the second time was infinitely easier. Didn’t need tire irons. They must stretch and form a bit. I’ve been riding these at 55 lbs. and absolutely love them. 500 miles in they roll great, smooth ride, corner well and accelerate quickly. 100grams / tire less than the Chicanes. I will update this review if anything changes.