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Old 09-29-16, 10:46 AM
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clincher tire mounts uneven

rim is true. tire is mounted tubeless and NOT true

if I could get it running straight it would clear the fork without rubbing

how do I fix it?
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Ignore the brand-specific and "supple" stuff and follow these instructions: https://www.compasscycle.com/wp-cont...ns_2015_07.pdf
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Independent of the probable tire seating issue is what looks to be a way wide tire for the fork width. But we all make our own choices in riding life. Andy
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Wow, not much margin for error there with the tolerance between that tire and the fork and stays. You might consider going down a couple of mils in tire width just to let pebbles, sticks, etc to run through. Any kind of bump that caused the wheel to come out of true will also most likely cause the same problem.

I know that's not the answer you were looking for but if it were me, I'd bump down 3 or 4 mils in tire width.
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The tire is too big, especially for off road use.
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Are you sure the rim is absolutely true with no hops?

I'd take the tire off and carefully check the rim.

I've had old, dried up MTB tires that were a pain to mount. Just be careful. Make sure the tube doesn't get pinched anywhere, then inflate slowly and make sure the tire is even all the way around the rim. There usually some stripes near the bead you can use for reference. If not even, deflate and adjust. Brand new rubber may be easier to mount.
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If your rim is perfect, your tire is too big.
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Step 1: This:
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Ignore the brand-specific and "supple" stuff and follow these instructions: https://www.compasscycle.com/wp-cont...ns_2015_07.pdf
Step 2: Are you sure that the tire is round? A lot of tires aren't very round at all.

Step 3: Shave the side knobs down a bit with a sander. D:

Actual Step 3: Get a slightly smaller, round tire.

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FWIW, I've seen some very cheap department-store tires that are this far out-of-round.
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