Glad the Vigi has gone up to 2.5. I liked it at 2.3 but it must have killer grip now.
I’m curious whether you’ve tried the stack of tyres trick, AJ? It’s never failed me. When seating, pop the wheel on a stack of 3-4 29er tyres laid flat and push down on the middle of the wheel (axle/rotor). This folds the sidewalls up slightly, closing all the air escapes simultaneously. Might save you a trip to the gas station.
It’s much easier with 2 people but you can push down with your foot and pump with some goofy posturing.