- 22mm wrench or 22mm impact socket with impact wrench
- 17mm wrench
- 14mm wrench
- 14mm socket
- valve core tool
- side cutters (or pliers)
- 2-3 tire levers/tire spoons
- rim protectors
- Windex (it is alcohol based, so it dries quickly unlike soapy water)
- axle grease
- tire gauge
- torque wrench
- hearing protection (impact wrench is loud)
- air compressor to seat the bead (or a bike pump!)
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1) Get the bike on the center stand to lift the rear tire up
2) Use the angle cutter or pliers to remove the cotter pin
3) Use the 14mm wrench and 14mm socket to remove the bolt attaching the rear caliper to the support
4) use the 22mm wrench or impact and the 17mm wrench to loosen the castle nut on the axle and remove the axle.
5) Slide the tire forward to remove the chain from the rear sprocket and remove the tire from the bike
6) Remove the tire from the wheel. Here is a video showing how to dismount and mount a tire in less than five minutes using the cheap harbor freight tire changer I use.
Old tire and new tire:
7) get the tire on the balancer and balance it
this tire needed five 1/4oz (7g) weights to get it balanced
8) grease up the axle with a small amount of axle grease
9) reinsert the axle after putting the brake caliper back
Rear caliper bolt torque: 25 ft-lbs
put the chain on the sprocket too
10) put the castle nut back on and use a new cotter pin
Rear axle torque: 40 ft-lbs
11) Seat the bead on the tire with the air compressor and inflate to 36 psi.
12) Go for a ride and enjoy your new tire!