Best tubeless sealant

Discussion in 'Sealant' started by Tom the Bomb, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
    Orange Seal paid them more money in advertising.

    As a "review" site....they are awfully biased towards those companies that advertise.
     
  2. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
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    Yeah, just trolling the boys....
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Does this mean no more (Stan's) boogers when using Finish Line? :confused:
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Steve
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    It’s worth it just for the air retention! I haven’t added more than a pound or two of air since VQ- 5 weeks ago.

    You want it to seal holes, too??? :p
     
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    Seems Fish Line failed the real world test against an actual hole.

    The comments following said it was great, but apparently without actually having to seal a hole.
     
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  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

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    David
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    I don't know about that hole... it looks like it was right at the lip of the tire, next to the bead. I can't say if Stan's, Cafe Latex or Orange Seal would do any better. The fluid just doesn't go up the sidewall to get a spot like that. How does it work against plain old goat heads?

    Edit: I see it's right at the edge of where the tread ends. And yeah, it's a slice, not a puncture.
     
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  7. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    It was a slice. I've yet to see any kind of sealant permanently seal a slice. As soon as you start rolling and the tire flexes it's going to let go. The cut looks like a good candidate for a plug.

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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Sealed mine during VQ, I believe... it happened too fast and I was a little less than 100% at that point. I may have been hearing things.
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Steve
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    That is the difference with this stuff... If it works. The jury is still out. The sidewall and tread are covered equally, as it paints the inside of the tire completely with jelly. No pools at the bottom when the tire is at rest. I'm pretty sure this is the reason that my tires don't lose air anymore. The thin weepy sidewalls aren't allowed to be weepy anymore.
     
  10. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Well-Known Member

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    Jordan May
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    SC Chameleon
    All I’m going to add is to sort of echo what J said earlier. MTBR is a bought and paid for website. Read their reviews long enough and you’ll see where they “push” readers. Just follow the accompanying ads. :)
     
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  11. Fijirob

    Fijirob Well-Known Member

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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Exactly...that is why they are pushing the Ebike agenda so much.
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Steve
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    On our Black Star + Single Tracks ride the other day, I apparently sliced the front tire on Booby Trap. The slice is approximately 1 inch long, and runs vertically between bead and tread. Some of the slice isn't all the way through, but there are several spots that are seeping inside the cut.

    The good news? I didn't notice it until I went to put the bike on the rack after the ride. The front tire lost about half of its air... But it sealed without me even realizing it had been cut. I filled it when I got home, and it held air the rest of the week. I don't trust the tire with the type of cut it has, but the Finish Line sealed it, and got me back to the car as well as Stans or Orange Seal would have. Maybe better...



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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    Update... I have been off of the bike since last Saturday. 9 days and counting. :(

    The Chameleon has been sitting in the garage, baking in the heat... Thinking that she's unloved. :( :cry: I noticed a small chalky circle of sealant in the center of the tread, where it had sealed a puncture in the past. Looking at the tire more closely, there are at least 6 "pin prick" type holes that were sealed fast enough that I never noticed, and fast enough that I never lost air. I'm pretty sure the way this stuff coats the tire lets it work much faster than a liquid that pools and then has to "find "the hole. The tire still has 25 PSI in it, even after sitting for 9 days. And I don't remember when I last had to add air... I love this stuff for the air retention alone. :thumbsup:

    I'm going to call "Total BS" on the MTBR review. It sealed a front sidewall tear enough to get me back to the car without ever noticing it... And it's been working steadily on the punctures in the rear since the tire was mounted in March- before Vision Quest.
     
  15. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Good stuff! While swapping tires on Saturday I noticed mine has turned a pretty shade of blue. I will get a pic next time.
     
  16. Poofighter

    Poofighter Well-Known Member

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    OC
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    Thanks once again for the update. I decided to give a go as well, so hopefully I have similar results.
     
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  17. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

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    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I too have noticed that the Finish Line sealant holds air better than the Stans. I generally have to add 10+ pounds of air in the Stans wheelset than the Finishline wheelset. May 2-3 lbs to the the Finishline wheels.