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Folded rigid tyres - to return or to use?

add595add595 Posts: 196
edited September 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello all.

As some of you may know, I recently bought, from Ebay, a new pair of "folding" Continental X-King's.

Unfortunately they turned out to be not folding, but steel bead tyres.

The seller twist-folded them in half to post, resulting in some noticeable, but overall fairly minor bends that I have managed to straighten out.

My question is, do you think they will be ok to use (with a partial refund!)? Or should I go after a full refund and return them?
2009 Giant Trance X5
Kinesis Decade Virsa custom build
Pinnacle Peak 700c hybrid road rat
Various other parts 'n' projects

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  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Return, as they could be the non black chilli version which are sh|te
  • +1 Agree with rowlers - return them for a refund.

    Incidentally, that is how on-one.co.uk package their tyres too. The non-folding tyres end up with a small hop (or two) when you spin the wheel with the tyres properly mounted.
  • add595add595 Posts: 196
    Yeah I have had an email and I am going to return them. I reckon they would be fine to use, but they are not the bargain that was described.

    I have ordered a pair now from 'Next Day Tyres'. I hope they stick to their name as I need them for Dalby on Sunday!
    2009 Giant Trance X5
    Kinesis Decade Virsa custom build
    Pinnacle Peak 700c hybrid road rat
    Various other parts 'n' projects
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