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    Crooked tire casings

    I gotta tell ya...the mountain bike tire industry as a whole has QC issues.

    I've had so many tires over the years with crooked casings, if my car tires were that bad, I'd have 70mph vibration like crazy!!

    Now I'm fighting some 26x2.8 Rangers. Slightly off by 3-4mm. I know I'm OCD, but they should be straight for crap sakes.

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    Oof. I feel your pain. Vittoria Bomboloni is probably my favorite tire, but not one of the 6 I’ve owned has been ‘straight’.

    I had to warranty two of them because they wobbled so bad they hit the fork leg on a boost width suspension fork.

    A buddy of mine had a 29x3.0 Ranger with a wobble.

    It seems to be way worse on plus tires. I’ve never noticed a ‘regular 2.25-2.4’ do that.
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    I built up a 26er 2yrs ago. Tried 2x full sets of Kenda NevegalX Pro. 2x full sets were crooked enough to hit my frame. Finally got a full refund and went with 26x2.4 Ardents. They were pretty straight.

    My 29x3 Chupacabras are pretty straight.

    I'm worried though because I've got a pair of 29x3 Rangers for my Stache that I'm mounting soon. Hope they're straighter than these 26x2.8's.

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    It's also annoying how many moulding nipples are on the bead. How's that supposed to work well?

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    I just had a WTB Trailblazer 27.5 x 2.8 go way wonky on me. I guess I damaged it on a ride. It's been weeping tire sealant so maybe the sidewalls got weak. I'm not going to ride it it's so bad.
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    If it's worse with plus tires, how to FatBikes even function? Lol

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    I have no idea if my tires are straight or not. They don't hit the frame, I guess?

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    I've had the most trouble with Continental tires having crooked casings. I had a couple of Mountain Kings in a 2.3 or 2.4 that were seated perfectly, but the tread was all over the place. I bought them on closeout when Pricepoint went out of business, so no opportunity to return them. I used them for a while, but now they just sit in the garage.

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    There's no excuse for this when they're charging $60 a tire.

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