I got some Maxxis Overdrive tires in earlier this week and put them on my bike. (26"x1.75")
For some damned reason I can not get the bead to seat properly. There is about a 5" arc of the bead that refuses to rise out of the "groove" where the rim tape is. I have even ridden 30 miles or so on them to see if that will stretch something into place but no luck, in fact it actually started to wear a nasty spot in the sideall, luckily I caught on to that before anything bad happened.
Is there a trick I am missing? I don't recall ever having this issue and I've mounted many tires before, but then none of my tires had that nifty reflective sideall stripe that made me notice this issue in the first place by dipping down closer to the rim in one spot.