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Explosive Airisol Tire Mounting

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Lelandjt, May 26, 2013.

  1. Lelandjt

    Lelandjt Turbo Monkey

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    Anyone ever tried beading up a tubeless tire with the explosive airisol method used for truck tires? I'm curious how the presence of sealant affects the process.
     

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  2. Da Peach

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    Record video and post your results.
     
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    Tried it and it kinda works. I am old school though, bottle of stans, rope, and a hand pump. Sometimes I am lucky and I get to use a compressor. :)
     
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    If it is that hard to seat the bead you've got issues. Wrong/bad rims, wrong/bad tires, wrong/bad technique. One tip: mount the tire w/ a tube first and fully seat the bead. Then deflate it and just pull off one side of the bead and slip or cut the tube out. That leaves you w/ one side already seated.

    90% of the time a floor pump works.

    However, I will contribute $10 to your recovery fund if you promise to use a can of WD-40 and record it! :D
     
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    Meh.

    Some tire/rim combos just suck. But getting them on is worth it.




    Wait what?

    Rope?

    Do tell.
     
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    Rope/strap/whatevah around the center of the tread to force beads towards the rim and out during initial inflation...
     
  8. Lelandjt

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    I usually just use a compressor but without one I've used the "seat the bead with a tube" and the strap methods. I've never used the explosive method on anything but seen it done on a lot of truck tires. If it works on bike tires with sealant it would by far be the easiest method when there's no compressor around.
     
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    If im stuck without a compressor and floor pump wont do (Topeak Joe Blow mountain hi volume is kewl) I use a CO2 cannister. Just make sure you rotate the valve to the top as the CO2 can freeze the sealant.
     
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    Removable valve cores on the stans valves and putting in the sealant once the tyre is seated is my preferred method with the stans.
     
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