On last ride could swear tire was folding during g-out cornering & I was at about 25 psi – granted, I’m on the larger side at 225lbs, but I’m sure I’ve ran that psi on my tubes and not had the tire fold like that. Domestic Sales & Marketing Manager for Stan’s NoTubes, and John Vargas, President of Orange Seal Cycling, to get some ideas. Charles – Yep, that’s what a lot of my friends said as I was discussing this post, but we (I, anyway) switch tires out pretty frequently for all the items we’re reviewing here…or just riding many bikes in rotation to put miles on everything, so sometimes things sit longer than they should between runs. ChrisW, tubeless isn’t exactly the new and latest thing. I know CX is not MTB, but for arguments sake, this has kept me away from round 3 of trying tubeless on my mtb. Front tire lasts long enough to dry out but never the rear. Don’t you have to pop in a tube anyway because you need substantial pressure to get the tubeless initially set? But if you’re a real weight weenie, you can just peel it off. Zero flats. The only downside is that the Stans does eat up the tires from the inside. Since there’s no inner tube at all, there’s also no inner tube to pinch-flat (although the tyre casing itself can still be pinched). Hey guys, I have a tube of sealant I've used a few times for small roof patches and I want to use it to reseal a microwave vent. Then I installed Tuffy liners on them and got just one flat in a year. So what to do? A few squirts of stuff through the valve stem every month or so and you’re good. Just wipe out any big chunks. No thanks, I already attended that school. Another great advantage of using CT1 as an underwater sealant is the fact that it will not shrink, crack or even sag over time. @Ryan: You just do not have thorns where you ride. What happens to Slime’s sealants after 2 years? The only time I’ll have to touch the tires is checking sealant levels before a race or putting a new tire on. With Stans and a UST tires I got 1 flat in 6 years. anyway, i’d prefer to swap tubes out of all my bikes b/c it is worry free riding for the most part, though i have only gotten one flat commuting work in 3 years using Tuffy liners (industrial staple). Sometimes, that means re-using tires on new rims, or just switching things around to suit a particular type of ride. Anyone with experience reinflating a flat tubeless tire on the trail? Takes only a few minutes per tire. I run Nobby Nics around 15psi with tubes—never had a flat. What causes the sealant to dry up? • Ask A Stupid Question STAN’S: With ours, you can shake the tire (off the bike) and if you hear it sloshing around, you’re good to go. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. No problem for me to get a cross tire or MTB off and on. Opened cans of glazing compound will last for 1 year, unopened cans for 2 years, if kept above freezing. Give up and go back to tubes? Regular flats with tubes, zero flats with tubeless. I don’t get everyone complaining about the hassle of tubeless. If you are having problems, did you slowly rotate the tyre while shaking back and forward, when the tyre first beaded up? i.e. The hotter and drier the conditions, the faster it evaporates. @spike: it may seem counterintuitive, but on any but the smoothest surfaces, lower tire pressure actually reduces rolling resistance. Tubeless tires are surrounded by confusion for some reason. Once you apply this sealant and adhesive to the required area, you’ll never again have to worry about coming back a few months down the line to re-apply the sealant. Dropper Post, Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Spring Watch From Minneapolis, http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/reduction-tire-pressure-wider-tires-reduce-rolling-resistance-604387.html. Anyhow, I get about 3 times longer life with sealant in road tires. How long does silicone sealant last? 0. but the idea of scrubbing the remains of latex or the mess i encountered when attempting to convert my fat rims was pretty awful and after half the day of fighting with the tire, i just decided to pay a pro rather than give up on it altogether. The time I spend with it—I’m riding it. They are superior technology. There’s a number of scientific papers written about this, some of them referenced here: http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/reduction-tire-pressure-wider-tires-reduce-rolling-resistance-604387.html. I normally put a small piece of gaffer’s tape on the rim with the install date marked on it. I just changed tires on our tandem, Hutchinson Sector. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TUBULAR AND TUBELESS? You human? Same for MTB. Yeah, that’s going to add a bit of weight over time, but most of the weight is the liquid that’s evaporating out. For a variety of reasons, mostly to do with having very young children, I don’t ride my MTB very often at present. BTW, I haven’t had a SINGLE FLAT with this setup this year! Everyone rides different trails, so everyone will have slightly different priorities. Give me grip and a bit of hassle on set up every time. Should we remove it? tires are your most reactive suspension, with the least unsprung weight (just the weight of the part of the tire deforming over the bump), and practically no damping. All Rights Reserved. My takeaway? The endurance version will last longer but takes longer to seal a hole. higher pressures also give you the impression of more speed because of all the extra feedback youre getting. BTW, not all 50g of sealant should be counted rotating weight, since the liquid portion is not “attached” to the tire and being rotated by your body’s output. I also have a set of CX clinchers with tubes, but I would definitely try tubeless for CX (except for racing, tubulars are for CX). This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I just used the Griffo Challenge 32s that came with the bike. @Tyler: My prior job involved a lot of tire testing, and subsequently frequent tire swaps. Tubeless seems the way outside the desert, but not for my home trails…. 20 years on tubes. There’s a number of scientific papers written about this, some references here: http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/reduction-tire-pressure-wider-tires-reduce-rolling-resistance-604387.html. Great piece, looking forward to more info. I do find that Stan’s evaporates in less than two months in the dry air here, and my friends in NM say it dries up even faster there. Bikerumor.com is the world’s largest cycling tech blog. Unless I go trailblazing, goat heads and other vegetation are of no concern to me or my tires. Tip: If you have been using tubeless tires for some time and paying attention to how frequently you need to add more sealant, you wouldn’t need to remove the tire to see if you are low on sealant. The theory is that with higher pressures, the tire cannot deform over small obstacles in the trail surface and instead has to lift the entire bike and rider over them – this requires more energy. Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now. I find tubular, with sealant, easier and I would never be able to get a tubeless road tire off and back on with a tube out on the road anyway, so tubular for me is more reliable than tubeless road tires. What the hell are tubes anyway? and tried couple of other tires – it really wasnt worth the hassle – maybe things are better now – Aside from the hugely superior resistance to flatting, the ride quality and feel is much improved. Orange Seal provides a dipstick that can be used to check sealant level if you remove the valve core. I believe there are a few things that affect a tubeless system, but the most important is to understand the system before anything. Know lots of riders who are just scared to take a leap of faith with tubeless. • Comment Policy And that means we go through a good bit of sealant, sometimes mixing them (against the advice of the brands – fortunately, nothing’s exploded so far). If I had the cash for new wheels, I would even make my SS tubeless. Also, tubeless on a fatbike is a beautiful thing. How long does tubeless sealant last? I use Fenwicks sealant in some of my tubeless that IS water based thnakfully. ... so the tube has a long life when protected. You couldn’t pay me to go back to tubes on my MTB, Ryan says, “I still find that quality tires with nice tubes are way more reliable and hassle-free. @M- Up here in Alaska we have had no issues with Stan’s sealant at temperatures down to -40. I would consider myself “old school”, and riding with reduced tire pressure doesn’t make sense to me. My 26HT, 29HT, and 700c CX bike all sport tubeless setups now. STAN’S: Using CO2 inflators can cause the crystals to congeal and solidify. We have so many goathead stickers here that I need to maintain the sealant monthly. Equally your bike must handle like a giraffe on roller skates, on anything except tarmac. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. But I’m still paranoid of flats. The loss of friction between tire and tube at low psi really improves rolling resistance, especially since rubber gets so stiff when its cold. you see this on racecars all the time. Once the core is out of the way, you can use your sealant injector of choice (a syringe-like device sold by sealant makers) to pump more into the tire. That helps it remain more fluid. Question for the tubeless riders: How do you fix a burp on the trail? I can’t imagine running tubes at this point– Those who espouse tube benefits have not had enough experience. If you let it sit for a couple weeks, it’s going to concentrate in the tire and can pool and vulcanize a bit, so we recommend rotating your tires at least once a week or more if you’re not going to be riding. The effect gets more pronounced the rougher the surface is. CLICK HERE for more info. It is also hard to identify as a problem, because the air will leak into the rim cavity. I shouldve waited till I set up my ghetto tubless I have on my other bikes. First and foremost, is the sealant in your tire still good? There are a slew of choices, and some companies like Orange Seal offer two versions. Most people love the setup when they have tried it. (Editor’s note: From my experience, Orange Seal is the easiest to peel off when completely dry. If you've ever recaulked your bathtub or put new caulking around your doors and windows, you've probably ended up with some caulking left in the tube … Im a light guy (132 lbs) so im not too worried with tubes (and I own TONS). I´m not using tubes never ever again. 3 Replies. The last thing is identifying the leak. Stan’s seems completely water based, but I also know it is a latex formula which means longer chain molecules will form at some point when water evaporates. Two large masses of solidified latex (deleted). If your sealant dries up before your tires wear out, ride more. Yellow Label: Highway Tire Sealant for Emergencies When you find yourself in an emergency flat tire situation (like stuck on the side of a super busy highway. It usually takes longer to get the equipment out than it does to remove the old sealer. The hotter and drier the conditions, the faster it evaporates. Slime sealant is a liquid that may dry out over long periods of time. Replacing it? Dental sealants can last as long as ten years. I started riding my CX bike with tubes in SoCal back in March 2014 and got a leaker flat from goat heads and cactus needles every time except two rides. On the other hand, polyurethane caulk sealings will … Loved by those who ride it. had a flat tire since and I race quite a bit and ride my mountain bike regulary with 20psi. I rarely got flats with tubes, and especially not pinch flats. I had a rear tire that slowly leaked air, but would ride just fine with a pump up. 1 Answer. Tubeless is where it’s at. As far as cleaning tires the best solution I found is applying a lot of elbow grease. But going tubeless is not solely about punctures. I was looking more for the weight advantage, but other than that it’s not much different than using a tube, especially since I don’t run lower tire pressures. “The last test was with 40 ml of sealant in the tubulars,” he said. My peers are always talking up the tubeless angle—as they maintain their needy tires.” Finally when you first inflate the tyres if you lie them on their side for 5-10 minutes per side, this helps coat the side walls, best to lie them on a bucket so they are level. Its worth it to run that tire pressure and never have flats. Tyler, why not pour 60 grams of sealant into a jar, weigh it, then let it sit on the counter until the moisture evaporates out of it, weigh it again? I still find that quality tires with nice tubes are way more reliable and hassle-free. What's 2+2? SHOOTOUT: SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS VS. OPEN CYCLE MIN.D. You can do that by popping the bead, or just listening to it. The endurance version will last longer but takes longer to seal a hole. Should I use Leak Sealant on my Central Heating Leak? Sometimes I’d get two flats in a ride. Im not incompetent about the mechanics and installation; I was a top mechanic in a top tier shop for almost 7 years. Get leak detection carried out BEFORE adding leak sealant. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Hope some of that helps, Rode on tubes yesterday for the first time in two years and pinch flatted 45 mins out on a tx trail. Oil-based varnishes will be good for 1 year, opened or unopened. As long as I didn’t encounter mesquite or goatheads, it seemed fine. No that I would every run a fat bike tubless(not yet at least) but how does the sealant react with the cold? My 29×2.4 Racing Ralphs creates stan’s boogers that weigh in excess of 50g, after about 6 months and a top-off or two, using UST rims (easton haven) and regular air. There’s no comparison to say that the inconvenience of occasionally dealing with the tubeless sealant and mounting is worse than fixing a flat on every ride. Guys you can get the BEST of BOTH worlds….Just buy tubes with REMOVABLE valve-cores…they can be found even at LBS and you just inject a small bottle of Stan’s and it works flawlessly, especially in desert conditions. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. rjm2k, 7 Jun 2013 #10. Here is my opinion. Old school is nice for something, for others it just sucks. STAN’S: Two to seven months, depending on heat and humidity. Tubes are for weekend warriors and triathletes. While most sealants will last longer than that, it’s always good to be proactive. So, 50 grams of rotational weight saved for two hours of work that you couldn’t pay me to do again. In return, I don’t get flats from the numerous cactus that line our trails, and I can run 23-25 psi without worrying about pinch flats on the numerous rocks we have around here. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Also maybe worth using soapy water to find the problem areas, then using the shaking method to seal up these areas. Oh, and then we spent two hours of our lives that we’ll never get back peeling mixed, dried sealant out of a set of Maxxis Ikons to see just how much weight sealant really adds…eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'bikerumor_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_4',102,'0','0'])); How long should a standard application of sealant last? Stay tuned for part two in the near future, which dives into more of the science behind the various chemicals used and their interactions with rims and tires. Usually, if it’s too big for sealant to repair then it’s big enough for a tube to hemorrhage out of and fail too. With all that maintenance… Tubulars with sealant seems even easier and better…better performance too…, With schwalbe tires and medium weight tubes, in sunny summer from south Spain, I get a flat a week, if i´m very lucky (300km wekk of mtb). Acrylic Concrete Sealers: Acrylic sealers last 1-5 years before they need to be re-coated. Another difference between the two sealants is that the sealing will last for over 20 years if done correctly when using silicone caulk. The sealant should last an average of 2-6 months depending on factors such as: temperatures and humidity in your area, how often you ride, where you store your bike (cooler is better), tire casing thickness, number of punctures the sealant has already sealed that you never knew you had, etc. It’s really insignificant compared to the benefit, and the rubber wears down on the outside, which should offset it. ... Just checked the tube which says it should be used only within 3 months but wasn't sure if this was actually the case or not. a driver will insist a stiffer suspension setup is faster around the track, only to find out the stopwatch says otherwise. Old school?? and tried couple of other tires – maybe things are better now – @Ryan – All smug and all…You obviously don’t ride a mountain bike in the desert Southwest. And just for the record, i’ll never go back to tubes since I converted my Maxxis Ikons, I had punctures at least 2-3 per month, since tubeless I’ve NEVER had a flat tyre in the year ive had it. Again, I’ll wait until there are more tubeless wheel and tire options. Tubular (for deep carbon) and tubeless are the only ways to go. Are you going to test what various temperatures have on the solution? I’ve been tubeless for all of a month running Orange Seal. What did I find inside besides the peel? Loss of sealant. Bought my bike in February 2018 and haven’t topped up the sealant or changed tires yet. General requirements: For reliable, repeatable and durable results, wedi joint sealant must be applied to clean, dry, sound and frost free surfaces, free of contaminants including, but not limited to paints, oils, oxide films, mold release agents, and dirt. When it sat and finally went flat(beads stayed sealed), I pumped it up and heard a “rubbing sound” coming from the tire. The nozzle caps don't stop the nozzle drying out for long mind you. I can never go back. • Submit News Today I have too many punctures to seal. ORANGE SEAL: Punctures, especially the ones you don’t know about, and the porosity of the tires. itll show you what’s up. Did you note the part where I said tubes aren’t a hassle for me right now? I run them about 12 PSI front and 20 PSI rear. @Ryan: Yes, I realize that it’s claimed you can make any wheel tubeless. None of my bikes wheels are tubeless ready. Tubeless for at least 3 years now and the only flats I’ve had are the catastrophic type where sharp rocks go through the tire creating very large holes. Tubeless all the way guys. I’ve used the same tires for the past 12 years. Depending on the type of sealant used, I’ll probably wipe it out every two to four months and replace with fresh sealant, leaving the thin layer shown above. I will say I have seen TONS of “burps” with tubeless systems, even with sealant, over the past 3 CX seasons. How long will dental sealant last? (which seems crazy on a Flow rim & makes getting the tire on even harder for me), I use 60-90ml or 2-3 fluid ounces of Stan’s, generally tyres bead up and seal first time. In order to make the ordering process easier we have provided a simple formula below to give you an estimate of how many linear metres a tube … Do I just keep adding sealant ? • Privacy Policy That is more than long enough for the sealant to evaporate or turn into a bouncy ball of latex. In the Desert Southwest that’s MTB 101. That will tell you how much dried sealant weighs … Seems to me the best practice would be to spend about a minute removing the big chunks and boogers of dried sealant and wiping the bead clean before a big ride/race or when swapping tires for some reason. For the last 6 years I have run Schwalbe Racing Ralphs and/or Hans Damf with Stans wheels and sealant. I brush the sidewalls of newtires with rubber cement to keep weeping minimal until the sealant layers on them. It doesn’t fall out of solution, so you’re topping off solution to solution. I never get flats anymore. Water-based stain will last 1 year, if opened, and 2 years, if unopened. Around the Bikerumor office, there’s always a collection of wheels and tires to be tested. In their case, the regular formula seals larger leaks, but doesn’t last as long before drying up and needing replenishing. Running tubeless for a year now, I’m also in the never tines again camp, simply for the zero flats I’ve experienced. I found the best method was to use a stiff brush under warm running water in an industrial sink (no need to remove all of the dried sealant) and a wet rag pulled along the beads (you want to make sure these are relatively free of dried sealant). I’m not sure why people are complaining about it being so messy and needy. The tires were cleaned of most of the sealant before reweighing. Stan's is Eco friendly and good for use in standard, tubeless, and tubular tires. The technology has been around for a long time, and some  of us have great luck, while others have terrible luck. For maximum puncture protection and optimal performance, we recommend that Slime be replaced after 2 years. Those annoying tiny flats when the tire loose air slowly…. * The only punctures I get, are when rocks tear through the tyre, ..tubes with sealant might be a good combination then…. That is why cars and street bikes continue to use them today. How long does tubeless sealant last? The front tire was still liquid, though. ORANGE SEAL: Depending on temps and humidity, ride time and geography, you should get one to three months for tubeless set ups, and up to six months in a tube. I find that mtb tires dry up after 2-3 months. Would not think about a road or mtb setup that was not tubeless. Should I buy a wireless dropper post? (The long gashes caused by pinch flats would normally be too big for the sealant to handle, at least reliably.) Nothing was rubbing on the outside, until I opened it to find a canoe shaped big solid piece of latex polishing the tire carcass from the inside as I rode. TREK SUED FOR $5 MILLION OVER WAVECEL HELMET CLAIMS, BIKE TEST: CANNONDALE TOPSTONE CARBON LEFTY 3, 3 COMMON MISTAKES WHEN TRAINING WITH A POWER METER, QUICK LIST: 8 OF THE LATEST 2021 ROAD BIKES. I think I’m going to wait until there are more tubeless wheel and tire options before I dip my toes in that stream. If your sealant stays for around five years, then it is good news. Started with ~ 90ml. Does anyone know if water can be added to sealant before it completely dries out in order to rehydrate it and avoid having to add more sealant? If I got punctures frequently, then maybe the hassle and mess of tubeless would be worth it. I searched the internet for some indication but couldn't find anything. How Much Sealant Do I Need? It’s impossible to tell how much is going to be used just to close up the tire’s bead and porosity. How often should you replace tubeless sealant? As such, we’ve seen plenty of semi-solidified sealant in every state of congealment from pouring straight onto the floor to us simply wanting to scrap the tires because it looks like lava rock painted beige. We love learning the technology and celebrating innovation at every level -from crowdfunded start ups to major global brands- and sharing it all here with you! Schwalbe tires are leaky with the thin sidewalls, and you can run them tubeless but if you remove the tires they refuse to remount tubeless, I found. Once installed it is claimed to last the life of the inner tube, and after six weeks in some very high temperatures, as far as I can tell it is still sloshing around in the tube. When I start seeing wet spots on TOP of the tire after it sits overnight, I know its time for new tires. 45psi, shit I didn’t run pressure that high in the nineties, no wonder you never puncture. I tried tubeless a few years ago and quickly gave up. NoTubes Sealant. Tubes are awful. Our passion is the products, technology and people that make them. Anybody had any experience with this? All that said, I’m still something of a tubeless newbie, but we have thorns here on the Colorado front range, so I appreciate the flat protection. Never have problems with tubeless after thhe first week of bead sealing. Usually the sealants are good for about 12 months or so. Unless the tires wear out first. Never going back to tubes. Putting sealant in a tube adds to the weight of the tube, rather than replacing it as in tubeless. All that being said I would never go back to tubes. To Stans benefit it is one of the better sealants in my opinion. 3 QUICK POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR A NEW ROAD BIKE, VIDEO: SPENCER RATHKAMP PILOTING HIS SPECIALIZED TARMAC SL7, TEN MOMENTS THAT DEFINE MATHIEU VAN DER POEL’S…. WILL DOING INTERVALS MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER? And i got flats on the front fat bike every single ride. is this a symptom of tires which need pulled and scrubbed out? Still had al least 30 ml liquid after 10 months. 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