Historically speaking, most current tire insert offerings are so difficult to install that you’d sometimes need to attend anger management seminars to cope with the trauma of the ordeal.  Even a couple of your strongest friends and regular sacrifices to the Tire Lever Gods didn’t help.

Last spring Vittoria announced a new tire insert. Rumor had it, they were so easy to install, you didn’t need anything but your thumbs. No levers, no outside help, no therapy and no pagan rituals. We were skeptical, and decided to see for ourselves if the new Vittoria inserts could indeed be mounted with nothing but good old phalanges.