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I've been trying to fit Michelin Power Competition (AirComp inners) onto a set of Strike's. (I'm certain these are true, they were default fitted with other tires, and these had 0% wobble.) Let's just say the wheels haven't been treating me so well. I've outfitted numerous box-type wheelsets without an issue. This is a whole different story.

The fitting took me about an hour in total because it's so damn tight (after much hassle I've succesfully put the tires).

After inflating, spinning the wheel makes the tires look hopelessly wobbly. When I inflate to higher pressure, say 6-7 bars, I hear "clinging" noises coming from the tire that becomes seated better/closer to the edge of the rim. It doesn't look good, and I decide to fit them again.

Result: Same thing. Nothing changed. Wobbly tires. Tires that make all kinds of bangs. And again. And again. I've been trying this all day long.

I have no idea how to fit these tires on these wheels...

Any tips on some kind of workflow / hints / secrets, so I can put this issue to rest?

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    I've had tight tyres that needed considerably more than their max pressure to seat nicely and made quite a loud noise when they did. They were also hard to fit initially (they're better now but still not great). Wetting the rubber/rim as a lubricant can help. Some people say use soapy water; I just use plain, which isn't as effective. I think we've already got an answer on this. – Chris H Jul 26 '17 at 15:45
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  • @ChrisH Thanks for your comment. The "Tire has a dip" question is identical, but has no solution... – 1010011010 Jul 26 '17 at 15:52
  • @ChrisH The tight tire answer doesn't work for me. I'm not getting any extra space by doing that. Can't feel my fingers anymore atm... – 1010011010 Jul 26 '17 at 17:17
  • I think the "dip" question was solved but the OP never came back. Unfortunately our best ideas are at those two questions already. – Chris H Jul 26 '17 at 18:28

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