What's the secret then, eh? I have just had my first p*****re on my gatorskin's and after a good half an hour I finally got the tyre on (my thumbs are now killing). It was just as hard the first time I put them on and I had a massive amount of trouble getting my marathon plus' on my other bike too (thankfully they haven't had a p*****re since). What's the best technique then? I can't imagine having to do it at the side of the road as it tired me out way more than several hours of riding!!