sanchez89 wrote:bennett_346 wrote:sanchez89 wrote:ok, iv had a go at setting the new wheels up. my god what a joke!!!!
its soo hard to put my spesh tyres onto the rim, needed 2 levers for both tyre beads. and once its finally on i cant get the tyre to seat up onto the 'shelf' in the rim to form the proper seal. even with a tube in i cant do it!
anyone got any tips or advice?
iv looked on the net but cant find anything other than other people having same problems as me.
and on the stans offical video the guy just pushes the tyre on with his hand! is he chuck norris or something?
You need to get the tyres onto the rims and use a compressor to inflate the tyres to a very high pressure until they "pop" onto the right part of the rim, which should seal them.
what sort of pressures we talking here. im sure on the rim it says dont exceed 40 psi. i think i was pumping until around 50. the tyre was rock hard, especially the area around where the valve was. maybe i just need to man up and go higher. just dont want it to explode and damage the rim.
i take it you have experienced how tough tyres are to get onto this rim?
I believe the difference is the speed at which the compressor inflates the tyre, as opposed to a track pump. And no i have no experienced these rims but its usually the deal with tubeless systems. Hope this helps, i don't want to say go above the reccomended pressure incase you blow your tyres to smithereens, but it could help a bit