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    HELP!!!Tubeless tire installation!!!

    I bought two new tubeless tires last month. The tires are CONTINENTAL BARON, and my rims are ZTR PODIUM MMX. Theoretically they should be perfectly fit with each other. But the truth is that I can't get them into my rims. They are so tight, I've never seen any tire tighter than that. I worked with my friend on it and we tried extremely hard but we still can't make it. I'm freaking out now. Can anyone help? I haven't ride for the whole month because of this.


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    Have a look in at this - Help Center
    There is a specific video for installing MTB tyres. Soapy water seems to work wonders, I've used it to get tires seated and it does make things a lot easier than if you are just trying to get it on a dry rim.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    I'll try it later...maybe. I still doubt on it. Is it true that as long as both rims and tires are 26, they are compatible?

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    They should be. Some tires can be harder than others to put on, it's just how it is.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    wtf!

    why am i seeing a little Asian kid in your post???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Have a look in at this - Help Center
    There is a specific video for installing MTB tyres. Soapy water seems to work wonders, I've used it to get tires seated and it does make things a lot easier than if you are just trying to get it on a dry rim.
    is wire bead(non-folding) tire not compatible with tubeless rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nauc View Post
    wtf!

    why am i seeing a little Asian kid in your post???


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    Guessing it's something to do with the guys image host?
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Guessing it's something to do with the guys image host?
    now i see the pics of his tire and rim

    that was weird!
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    get one side in first, then slather liquid soap/detergent all over the bead of the tire on the other side...and have a friend help you

    that's the only way i could get my tires on...broke a couple tire levers without the soap

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    From what I have read in the Wheels and Tires forum, ZTR rims have a slightly larger than average ERD across the board of wheel sizes. I suppose that is designed to help regular tire tubeless conversions hold onto the rims.

    I have ZTR Crest 29'er rims, and almost killed myself trying to mount a Geax Saguaro TNT tire. Gave up; the tubeless bead was just too damn tight. Ended up with a Schwalbe Ro-Ro, which mounted easily and aired up with floor pump. Problem with Ro Ro is flimsy sidewalls, pinholes leaking air after initial mount, and prone to cuts on the trail. That's what you get for lightweight tires.

    I also have ZTR 355 27.5" rims which I had no trouble mounting tubeless tire to. Go figure; some rim tire combos just don't work.

    You might want to post your question on the Wheels and Tires Forum. There are a number of experienced gurus there who have solved a bazillion problems for me over the years, such as Shiggy, Beanbag and Meltingfeather.
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