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    Maxxis Tire fail or not? check the video

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    So yea i noticed this weird wobble my front tire has that my rear doesnt have so naturally thought some rim tuning is in order but then i noticed the rim is perfect

    Its almost brand new maxxis ridgeline tires
    I have deflated the tire checked the inner tube is propperyly alligned
    also did like pulled the tired side to side to try and get a good fit in the rim but allas it looks like its a tire defect?

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    Seems normal to me. Can you feel it while riding?

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    no not realy but its annoying seeing this wobble while riding :P

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    It does look like the tire bead is properly seated on the side that you show in the video, but how does the other side look? I know you said you tried pulling, but you should be able to visually check if that worked or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    It does look like the tire bead is properly seated on the side that you show in the video, but how does the other side look? I know you said you tried pulling, but you should be able to visually check if that worked or not
    yea exactly good observation I did notice it was slightly off so thats why i pulled the tired side to side with lower pressure to try and get the best possible fit, there are these nice lines you can use to do this but this is the best i have been able to get it either side it looks ok now (not great but ok) besides the rear tire is the same and has no such issues.

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    Did you put talcum powder on your tube? Initially putting a lot of air (> 60 lbs) can help pop the beads into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MongTeo View Post
    yea exactly good observation I did notice it was slightly off so thats why i pulled the tired side to side with lower pressure to try and get the best possible fit, there are these nice lines you can use to do this but this is the best i have been able to get it either side it looks ok now (not great but ok) besides the rear tire is the same and has no such issues.
    It sounds like the bead is not fully seated on the rim. This is common.

    Simply over inflate the tire until it pops into place. It often takes 50-60+ psi to do the job. Deflate the tire and use a little soapy water on the tire bead if over inflation alone doesn't set the bead uniformly.

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    Talcum powder / soapy water ^_^ nope, i guess i could give this a try

    Arigato gozaimasu!

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    Try a new tube?
    I give positive rep all around but then I get negative rep from all the clowns.

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    Your tire isn't aligned straight on the rim. I usually get that problem with new tires, regardless of brand. Easiest way to fix it is pumping it up with as much air as it can take, then deflate to normal PSI. That gets the tire stretched into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Initially putting a lot of air (> 60 lbs) can help pop the beads into place.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Simply over inflate the tire until it pops into place. It often takes 50-60+ psi to do the job. .
    Quote Originally Posted by Metalized View Post
    Easiest way to fix it is pumping it up with as much air as it can take, then deflate to normal PSI.
    Is there an echo in here or does no one read before they post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Is there an echo in here or does no one read before they post?
    We read. Soapy water was added and we're still not sure if the OP has or will over inflate to solve the problem. Sometimes it takes an echo to get the point across.

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    Whats that screeching noise in the background on the video?

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    Send it to me for testing. Ride the tire and just be happy its not like half the Kendas I have purchased and has side wobble.
    Whats this line for?

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    I had the same problem with the seating on my cannondale f3 when i went to change a flat. When i put the tire back on it was a wobble and didnt seat right no matter what i tried. Took it to the bike shop and he put a ton of air in and it popped into place.....echo.

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    it doesnt look so bad, if you cant feel it while riding i wouldnt worry.

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    pump it up to 60 to 80 psi the bead will seat.

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