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    Problems with tire seating

    Hey guys, ever since I picked up my bike I've had problems with the tires seating in the rims (mostly the rear). Whenever I try to seat it and air it up, there is always a spot on the tire bead that seems to seat much lower than the rest of the rim, causing there to be a low spot in the tire, I've had three sets of tires on it and still no luck, should I swing by the lbs and see if they can help?
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    Any noticeable damage to the rim?

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    Not that I can see, the strip on the inside doesn't seem to be in the dead center of the rim sometimes... Could that be causing any of it?

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    I had this kind of problems previously with some Michelin tires and the solution I found was to inflate it near its maximum rated pressure (I was using tubes). Around 50-55 psi, the tires were finally poping into place. The maximum was 65 psi.

    I don't know if it can help but I wish you good luck!

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    Thanks guys, I called the shop and told me to take the pressure up to the max it was rated for (65psi) and after going up to 70 it finally seated and was able to drop it back to 45, and I must say for the price, these nashbar seņor traction tires are a killer deal, they perform much better and are way lighter than my prowler mx tires!

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