4 facts about bead seaters
Tyre bead seaters are tools essential for just any tyre bay. Working with tubeless tyres can be challenging, especially when we have to mount them on the rim. Want to make the process easier? Get to know tyre bead seaters.
TYRE BEAD SEATERS – WHAT ARE THEY?
This tool can be:
- a pressure tank,
- a bazooka-shaped unit,
Bead seaters are particularly useful when the tyre’s bead would not touch the rim’s edge. As a result, it’s impossible to inflate the tyre the regular way – through the valve.
Using the tool is accepted in all types of tyres. Both tubeless and those with tubes.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
First up, you don’t have to work with tyres by force. Simply pull the trigger and a stream of air comes out of the bead seater. It is directed against the rim’s edge, so that it’s easier for the tyre to sit on the rim.
This means, the pressure is going against the rim’s edge, so it’s way easier for the tyre to sit on the rim.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
In the case that we described at the beginning, a sudden “shot” of air helps the tire sit on the rim. It is made by the unit’s nozzle which is put around the hole between the rim and the tyre.
SHOULD THE VALVE BE ON?
You got 2 options. You can either put the inflator on and keep on inflating, even – no matter if the valve is on or not.