I haven’t had a problem with the initial seating. Even my 8 year old Surly Larry went on with one blast of air. But both that old tire and the new Maxxis I got came off the shelf in spots after deflating. Makes me wary in case I have a major burp incident out in the wild. I don’t want to go back to carrying an emergency co2.
One saving grace might be the latex strips I’m using, which after a week or two are supposed to bond to the bead and create a big ol’ tubular.