Well the soap trick didn't work, they were folded when they arrived but they're folding tyres? i'll try moving the tyre and see if that makes a difference. hopefully its just inner tube.
Did you get them from Merlin Evo Snakes 2.25"
That's where my new ones came from a few weeks ago. I left them unfolded for a while (honestly, as I then didn't get around to fit them
Fitted some old inner tubes and pumped them up to 60PSI (on XC717 rim). Pop right in to place but left them like that till I went riding.
Yeah thats where i got these ones, i've left them at 60psi i'm going out on a gentle ride tomorrow. should i keep em at 60? or bring em down to 50?
The 60 should pop all the beads into place, I just left them so the shape might be moulded from the folding. New tyres are not something I know about as these are my first brand new pair since probably the Rip/Rail I bought back in the day, well apart from a Conti Travel Contact in say 2001.
I just let air out to normal riding pressure. Think they take 30/35PSI can't remember. But that'll depend on your weight/ground for what you run it at.
Quite impressed with them myself and they're comfy and quick on the road as well. Mud clearance on my Kona is just ok though the chain shaves the mud of the tyre when it was sticky