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  • Wobble in my tyre
  • Premier Icon aphex_2k
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    Thought I’d buckled my rim somehow but it’s straight as. So my front tyre has developed a wobble and I can’t work out how. I’ve let the air out, wet the rim and pumped it back up and reseated it again but it’s still there. How the F did that happen? Annoys the hell outta me seeing it wobble.

    Premier Icon rone
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    Two things: When you look at the tyre on the rim is it parallel to the line that usually sits above the bead – all the way around. In other words is there enough pressure that’s is correctly seated. Sometimes it takes a lot to pop it correctly onto the rim.

    Second, it’s possible to buckle or get a warped tyre. I’ve hit a corner before and put a twist in the tyre. Rolling the tyre hard as I turned in. I thought I’d done my wheel but it turned out to be the tyre. Was permanently damaged.

    Then I suppose there is manufacturing faults.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Conti rubber queen? Some of them got distorted carcasses after sideways impacts

    Premier Icon aphex_2k
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    Nah maxxis ignitor. Gave it a lot of psi and looks well seated. Guess i’ll just ignore it. Just niggly really!

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    I’ve had it with a Rubber Queen. Really put me off an excellent tyre.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Some tyres are susceptible to it. I’ve had it with a x-king, racing ralph, race king and probably some others I’ve forgotten about. Annoying.

    Iirc (for me), it’s only been on Conti and schwalbes. Geax/Vittoria and specialized have been fine.

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Had it on rubber queens too, got replaced under warranty and guess what? The same happened again, so had refund.

    Premier Icon ctk
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    Had some faulty Schwalbes that wouldn’t go on straight. I have only bad experiences with Schwalbe!

    Premier Icon lardman
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    Yeah, ive had a Maxxis tyre distort permanently after burping it, while railing a corner a little hard. WOuld never sit straight again and i had to bin it.

    Premier Icon shindiggy
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    My Maxxis highroller has a wobble too, never been burped or twisted.

    Premier Icon bigyinn
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    Had mountain king do that quite badly. Thought I had broken a spoke. Turns out it was perished and the cords were holding the bead together, sort of.
    Binned it.
    Go a Hansdampf that has a bit of a wobble in it, only notice it if im on the road for any amount of time.

    Premier Icon beer247
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    I’ve warped 2x Specialized Butcher Grids and a Specialized Slaughter Grid.

    All seated properly, but still had pronounced wobbles!

    I did wonder if little bits of dried sealant on the bead could be having an effect though?

    Premier Icon globalti
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    If a tyre goes wobbly it means the carcass is failing, either due to external damage or internal failure. Bin it.

    Premier Icon vongassit
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    If it’s a Schwalbes tyre it’s completely normal, according to every one i’ve bought 👿

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    If a tyre goes wobbly it means the carcass is failing, either due to external damage or internal failure. Bin it.

    My experience correlates with that. Had a Hans Dampf that was a sod to seat on the rear and took a lot more psi than usual to get the ‘pops’
    Next ride out the sidewall blew out

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I would reseat it again while checking it’s not that the inner tube or rim tape is twisted.

    *Disassemble
    *Deflate inner tube and inspect
    *Sprinkle talc in tyre.
    *Fit half the tyre to the rim
    *Check rim tape
    *Inflate inner until it is just a toroid
    *Insert/seat valve. Locknut loose!
    *Lie wheel on knee, work tube into tyre void/volume. Ensure even tension, no creases. Adjust pressure if necessary to “fit” tube to tyre void.
    *Centre tyre over rim
    *Tuck other bead over rim profile
    *Work around both sides of the tyre with your thumbs adjusting/centring the bead as best possible.
    *Inflate to 15psi, recheck bead. Ensure locknut is resting against the rim afterwards.
    *Fully inflate if looking good. If not aligned/lumpy/twisted fix before riding or the tyre may deform and not go on straight in future.
    *Tighten locknut slightly.

    Really uncooperative tyres can be aided with soapy water or loads of talc, but they can then also pop over the rim if they’re quite loose fitting.

    Good luck!

    Premier Icon jonnym92
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    I had this on a rear tyre, warped the tread. Sent back to Maxxis via place I purchased it from and they replaced it. Was only a few rides old.

    Premier Icon allfankledup
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    Put it on the back – you won’t see it as frequently…

    Premier Icon badgerbater
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    Having had similar “issues” with tyres, I’d add; wet the rim and tyre bead with soapy water or even washing up liquid and then pump up to maximum recommended pressure on tyre – you should hear a “pop” as the rouge tyre finally reseats! Hope this helps…

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Untrue your rim to cancel it out…

    Premier Icon natrix
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    Untrue your rim to cancel it out…

    Genius 😀

    Never had this problem with Maxxis Ignitors (use them a lot) but had it on both tyres with a pair of Specialised Ground Control tyres, the tyres were all over the place 🙁

    Premier Icon jamesg55
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    If a tyre goes wobbly it means the carcass is failing, either due to external damage or internal failure. Bin it.

    My experience correlates with that. Had a Hans Dampf that was a sod to seat on the rear and took a lot more psi than usual to get the ‘pops’
    Next ride out the sidewall blew out

    again had the same issue with a maxxis ardent,. as mentioned by a few others I sent it back and got a replacement. but did take a load of emails and getting sent around the houses

    woddle on the tyre

    you can hear it let go and 1.36 ish and then it rubs the frame for teh rest of the run

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