Seating Tubeless Tires that Won’t Seat – Ep 109

Changing tires is tricky

Making tubeless tires ‘seat’ is even harder (at least when it isn’t simple and easy)

Different rims and tires can make for different results. I have a theory that the times you are in a rush the job will take way longer but when you have all day they will seat first try … anyhow here is a trick I have picked up for those tricky tubeless tire seating fun times.

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6 thoughts on “Seating Tubeless Tires that Won’t Seat – Ep 109

  1. Steven Feist says:

    I love youFirst Minion on xm819 seated first go but the rear several repeat attempts and all failure (my first tyre/rim failure ever)Using a tyre leaver to tensuim the tyre in the bead and do a circuit of th erim did th job first time.I was ready to kill!!Thanks again 🙂

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  2. Peter Glassford says:

    Hey Matthew . Tires suck ! -> if a compressor isn’t doing it;0) if you are seating very light tires . It might be worth asking yourself if it is a good idea first ! the weight savings vs. flat potential sometims just isn’t worth it. Traction is great and reliability super ! 1) remove the valve stem core (not the valve stem) using needle nose pliers . This helps get some of the resistance to the air out of the way . The core can become very gummed up with stans . 2) Make sure you have the tire bead around the valve (6-12 inches both sides on both sides of the wheel) on the top of the rim (on the ledge) . this can make a huge difference in getting the air trapped long enough to pop more bead up onto the rim edges . 3) try to use your hands to get the bead up onto the ledge on both sides of the valve. 4)try adding another layer of rim tape. This is something that can help reduce the space between the bottom of the “U” of the rim and the tire beads when not seated . 5) if you are trying to seat a very very thin tire you may have to get a tube and seat the tire with the tube (valve stem out first) . Then deflate the tire and carefully take one side of the tire off, trying to keep the other bead on top of the rim ‘ledge’ . THen put the valve stem back in and put the stans in and try again ! 5) Before the tube you might try adding another layer of rim tape. This is something that can help reduce the space between the bottom of the “U” of the rim and the tire beads when not seated .

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