If you’re an experienced cyclist, you’ve probably had your share of inconvenient flat tires. Tire sealant to the rescue! It coats the inside of the tire, sealing the surface to prevent and repair potential flats.
You can use bike tire sealant before any damage is done to safeguard your tires against punctures. Or, if you noticed the puncture when it occurred and removed the sharp object, applying some sealant on that hole can repair it and keep flat tires at bay for several months.
Keep on pedaling with these bike tire sealants.
Buying Tire Sealant
Here are some things to consider:
- Tube or Tubeless: It’s important you know whether you have tubed or tubeless tires because that will affect the type of sealant you need. If you’re unsure, look up the make and model of your bicycle or ask the dealer you bought it from.
- Novelty: If you like the most advanced version of everything, look for sealants that feature innovative ingredients. You’ll find sealants with UV dye, updated formulas for longer-lasting effects, and more.
For Tubeless Tires: Stan’s NoTubes Tire Sealant
Yep, you guessed correctly. Stan’s NoTubes’s target market is you, cyclists with bikes with tubeless tires. Made with natural latex, which is comprised of rubber tree sap, the tire sealant imposes no known risks to the environment. Its low viscosity doesn’t freeze easily, lasting in temperatures as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s easy to use: just pour it on or inject the sealant through removable core valve stems.
Stan's NoTubes Tire Sealant, Liquid Sealant, 32 Ounces (1 Quart)
Made with natural latex, this sealant can take seriously cold temperatures without breaking down.
For Tires with Tubes: Slime Tube Repair Sealant
Slime is a big name in bike tire sealants. In fact, Slime works well for all kinds of tires with tubes, from bicycles to jogging strollers, trollies, dirt bikes, wheelbarrows, and more. It’s easy to use and can be applied at any time—insert it before you place the tube in your tire or straight into the tire if the tube is already in place. It seals punctures for up to two years!
Slime Repair Sealant
This option fixes tires on jogging strollers, lawnmowers, dirt bikes, and more---and for up to two years!
Long-Lasting Option: Orange Seal Endurance Formula for Tubeless Tires
Yet another amazing brand, Orange Seal is a respected name among off-road cyclists for its ability to seal large punctures that are up to 1/4 inch and slices up to 1/2 inch. This endurance formula takes the already impressive sealant to a new level, sealing imperfections in the tire bead mating and pores of the sidewalls for as long as 60 to 120 days. Ingredients include biodegradable latex.
Orange Seal Endurance Formula for Tubeless Tires
The sealant keeps punctures away for 60 to 120 days, no matter how hard you ride.
Most Portable: Stan’s NoTubes 3, 2 oz Bottle Sealant
An answer for the cyclist out there alone on a winding road in the desert, woozy from the sight of an endless hot-road mirage. It seems like the ride couldn’t get worse until psssssssst. One of their tires goes flat. Sad and defeated, they wish they could time travel out of that abysmal place. But wait! They remembered to bring a 2-ounce bottle of Stan’s tire sealant with them, and it’s the perfect amount to seal one bicycle tire! (BTW, this product can be used on tires with tubes as well).
Stan's NoTubes Sealant
This could be your best friend on a long ride on any terrain! One bottle fills one tire perfectly!
Unique Option: Muc Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant
This tubeless tire sealant is pretty radical; that is, it goes against the grain of conventional sealants. The Muc Off latex-based formula contains UV dye so that when you apply UV light, you’ll clearly see any punctures. Moreover, the formula contains engineered molecules to seal tears and holes up to 6 mm and bead/rim gaps for up to six months.
Muc Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant, 1 Liter - Advanced Bicycle Tyre Sealant with UV Tracer Dye That Seals Tears and Holes Up to 6mm
If you're into the newest and greatest in the tire sealant world, check this out. It has UV puncture detection and added molecules for super sealing.