It works for cars, so why not bikes? Just like that fix-a-flat stuff you wonder about using, this milky goo seals small leaks and punctures, up to 1/4in. And the stuff works really well. The kit can convert most tubed tires to tubeless. And if you're already riding tubeless, it makes running low pressure and riding through thornbushes, glass gardens, and herds of goathead thorns all the safer.
For those who are wondering, no the sealant doesn't freeze, doesn't alter the balance of the wheel, and can work in any kind of tubeless tire when combined with a UST or tubeless-ready rim. If you have a standard clincher wheelset, bear in mind that you'll still need to prep your wheels with a tubeless conversion kit before taking advantage of this sealant. The one-quart container can seal up to 16 tires.
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This is stuff absolutely rocks! Gone are the days of pinch flats, popped tubes and repair time on the trail. I haven't gotten a flat in two years using this sealant and would highly recommend it. During the summer in dry heat you'll want to reseal since it does dry out. A few bucks every few months to reseal is a no brainer- Buy Stans!
Stan's Sealant is the best way to run tubeless. I always ride with some in my backpack. I have used it for the last two years and have had zero problems. The set up is simple, you just need an air compressor to set the bead of the tire in place. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the sealant will dry up over time and you will need to put the bead off of the rim and pour in a little more sealant and then pump it up! If you have any questions about it feel free to give me a call.
Here is my contact information: My direct line 801.736.6396 ex. 4389. Feel free call to me anytime, I?m always happy to talk about bikes or gear or the weather. Whatever works! I?m here Mon, Tues and Friday 1:30-10pm MST and Saturday 9-5:30 as well as Sunday 10-7. I look forward to speaking with you.
Reliable, does its job, and doesn't clog valve cores. All in all a great product, especially if you are using Stans rims, strips, and valve cores. The total package makes tires a breeze to install and set up. Be sure to shake it, and check your tires every 4-6 months and add more if they have dried up!
This stuff works just as good as everyone tells you it will. Backcountry just happens to have about the best price going on it. I usually see this bottle for about $5 more in bike shops, and that's if they even have the 32oz bottle. With the 16 and especially 2oz bottles, the price per ounce can go way up. If you swap tires seasonally, live somewhere really dry or have more than one bike, you will go through the stuff kind of fast anyway. Might as well get it for a good price.
Stan's is everywhere because they simply have the best product. If you're looking to run tubeless, this is the stuff to get. Just remember to add more every month as it does dry out. If you don't, you may find yourself walking home after picking up a thorn.
I didn't redo my sealant at the beginning of the summer and learned a valuable lesson. Where Stan's really shines is in late summer when we get goathead thorns. For Cyclocross I remove the valve core of my tubes and squirt Stans in them with a turkey syringe.
Stans is hard to beat. I've usd it to convert regular rims and tires to tubeless with their kit and also with their (Stans) flow rims and tubeless ready tires. It works as advertised, seals punctures super well. In my experience you can set it up once and be good for a full season no problem, but every spring you'll want/need to re-do it for sure. This is an incredibly small amount of work considering how much less time you'll spend on the side of the trail replacing tubes! If you're thinking of converting to tubeless I say go for it, in my opinion it is one of the best bang for your buck improvements that you can make on a mountain bike.
Stan's took the splash away from Slime about a decade ago. Since then they have become the authority for sealant. The only complaint is that it dries up in about a month and becomes one giant glob within your tire and bounces around. Once it takes this bugger like form, it won't seal a hole anymore.
I've been riding tubeless for about 5 years now and the entire time using Stan's. I've ridden over goat-head bushes and the Stan's just seals up the holes (on the same ride my buddy had to walk home). Another time I took a 1/2 inch stick through my wheel and never noticed till halfway through the ride I noticed my front tire was getting low. So I stopped, aired it up, and kept going. When I got home I realized there was a stick in my wheel!! I had to replace the wheel, but was able to finish the ride. Stan's is awesome. I always carry an extra tube in case I get a blow out on a ride. Then I just pop in the new tube and keep going like normal.
I've gone on several rides since switching over to tubeless wheels on my mountain bike at the beginning of September. I don't know if this has sealed punctures for me before this weekend, but I do know that I haven't had any flats since making the switch. I pulled 4 goatheads out of my front tire after rolling my bike through camp this past weekend. Each of the punctures sealed immediately and I was still able to go on a big ride afterward with no issues. I'm very pleased so far.
Full disclosure. I have not used the other sealants on the market other than Slime(Meh). I used this based on the recommendation of some industry professionals I work with. This is all they use. I love this product. I have not had a flat in the 6 months I have used it. I likely would have had three with the tube setup I was running before. I have put this in my kids bike tubes as well with great success. Our neighbor runs a goat head farm(not on purpose). The kids tires were flat more than they were full. Since using Stan's sealant we have not had any flats. I will continue to recommend this product.
I've never tried other sealants, but I can't imagine them working any better than this stuff. I have seen it seal many punctures. It can be a little messy the first time you do it, but once you get a system down it isn't too bad. Check out the Stan's site for how to videos.