I have Race King (continental) 2.2 MTB 28" tires that I need to store until it's winter and snows again. They are foldable, and I planned to store them in their original boxes, but how do I properly fold them so they fit in the boxes like they did when they were new?

I've tried to just fold them, but they don't fit in the boxes. I need a good description of how to fold them, and pictures are welcome.

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    Once they've been used they cease to be easily foldable. You can, of course, always fold it the way you fold a non-foldable tire. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 28 '12 at 20:39
  • @DanielRHicks well I want them to fit in the little box that they came in, and when I've tried just to fold them. they just haven't fit. So I need some guidance in folding them, please help. – Alvar Mar 28 '12 at 20:44
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    Like I said, once a foldable tire has been used on a bike they cease to fold nicely. You can try to flatten the tire again, but it won't want to go. (You do remember how it came out of the box, right? More of a cylinder than a torus.) – Daniel R Hicks Mar 28 '12 at 21:44
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    Maybe you need a bigger box. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 29 '12 at 11:39
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    The tire was smaller before you inflated it. It stretches. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 29 '12 at 19:15

If you can't figure out how to fold it back like it came, you can try a method of looping it 3 times to fold it in to a smaller size which works for non-folding tires as well.

How to fold a tire


or a video version of this method from sheldon brown


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