I won't pay for mount and balance at all.........That is just dumb!! Learn to do your own tires. I have a cheap harbor freight balance stand and wheel weights i get from my work as im a tire shop manager. If im at work with the bike and tire i will use my car and truck mag machine to effortlessly mount and dismount them. balancing is also very easy unless you are using tubes then it gets really tricky without a machine. The worst part is guessing how much weight to start out with and not to over do it. I changed 2 sets of tires on 2 bikes out in the pouring rain for 3 hours wearing an icon rain-suit. Just get some NICE tire spoons and some good tire lube. It's a lot of work doing it by hand but it is rewarding to spend the money on a mount and balance on the tools and gear to do the job yourself. Instead of some shops idiots who will scratch you wheel somewhere. I guarantee you would take better care of your own wheel and try not to damage it as best you could. Unless your just a klutzy idiot.