How to Properly Seat a Stubborn Bicycle Tire
How to Properly Seat a Stubborn Bicycle Tire
This video shows my technique for properly seating a bicycle tire. I have found that 27 x 1 1/4 tire in particular can be extremely difficult to seat properly. This will result in an uncomfortable and annoying wobbly ride.
With the introduction of tubeless rims/tires to the roadbike-market, this is again very relevant for modern bikes
Hi, Does that tool is intended to seat tires or u made use of it to seat the tire by your own creativity?
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OMG!!! I was stressing out trying to get my tyres seated. Watched your video and bang. First time. Done.
It’s not 100% but for me it’s more than good enough. Wow. I am genuinely shocked, impressed and so so thankful!
Keep up the great work
very appreciated, saved me from a trip to the bike shop and kept me entertained for a while, thanks!!!
lots of videos tell you to use soap (or soapy water) but this video actually explains how 👍
Thanks you did a lot of help. It’s worked for the first time I tried
You sir just saved me today! I mounted two new Continental tires (26×2.0) on my bike and the rear seated perfectly but the front one didn’t want to seat properly on one short section and the ride was bumpy. I thought of soap but your video confirmed that it works. My cheap floor pump wasn’t enough for the job and I went to my nearest gas station and gave it a blast of air to 5.5 bars (about 80psi) and it just snapped in place. Deflated it to normal pressure for my riding at 3.5 bars (50psi) and the ride is smooth as it should be.
Amazing, thank you so much. I have French made tires that are the devil for seating. I will be trying you technique. Didn’t even know there where tire seating tools. Grabbing one of those as well!
I’ve been dealing with this problem for some time now and couldn’t figure it out. I finally looked at youTube and found a few videos that were not helpful, then I came across yours and it did the trick. I didn’t need to go and buy a seating tool. Just used a bit of soap and pumped it up tight. I also let my tire bounce on the floor a few times to help loosen it up. Seemed to work!
Thanks so much for this. I don’t have a seating tool, but followed your advice with the liquid soap. I deflated the tire a few times and noticed that, when deflated, it was really easy to see if the bead was set or not. With the tire completely deflated, gently (!) push inward against the wall of the tire. If the bead is not seated, the wall will easily come away from the rim. If it is seated, it will stay on the rim. I wasn’t sure of one of my tires, but when I deflated it, it stuck fast to the rim. The front tire was really a problem, but after about three times (and soap) re-inflating, it stuck fast to the rim. Cheers for that!
You probably will not see this but thank you very much for your advice sir! The tire did not seat properly even after taking it to the shop. So thankfully I stumbled onto your video and used the combination of soap and over inflation and the tire popped straight in. Thanks for the knowledge!
Thanks, the neat soap and toothbrush worked after some major headaches, but a word of warning… do not put the locking nut on the valve until after the tyre is inflated. Otherwise it will cause the bead in that area to bulge out, causing the tyre to either not seat correctly on the opposite side or, in my case, explode the inner tube.
Hi I have this problem on a carbon rim and tire combination. Soapy water and inflation didn’t work. Do you think that the seating pliers will work on carbon rims.?
Thank you for your video- very helpful- this method worked like a charm for me:)
Super!! your technique worked / i messed around for ages before i stumbled on your video – the toothbrush technique is fab – thanks a million 🙂
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Hi will the seat tool work on a tire and carbon rim Combination? As soapy water hasn’t worked out.
what kind of tool did you use to pull the rim back? I have the same problem for my road bike tyre & its not setting on the bead but ill try this method
How about on skyway mag wheels?
Thank you. I have much newer bike, 2015, and have the same issue. Thank you for the tips.
Just tried the soap method, didn’t work. Tried it again, didn’t work. Deflated the tire fully and pushed the tire wall away from the rim all the way round, chucked more soap on it and inflated it to way beyond my normal pressure, and it worked! If it doesn’t work straight away, don’t give up and keep trying!
Thanks for the video!
If you have the time letting your tires hang out in the sun for a little while before install helps also
and when you get a puncture out on a ride?
at least you*re able to get the tires on. my problem some tire/rim combination are impossible. some specialized turbo tires and michelin tires are truly impossible. the worst was trying to lift a turbo tire kevlar bead on an easton ea50 sl, and ripped 2 new inner tubes in the process.
I just watched a guy with way more subs ramble about this problem for eight minutes without teaching anything like his title promised. You delivered. Thank you!
Worked for me. Soap the rim & inflate till it pops & pings into place