Stan's Tire Sealant stops slow leaks and punctures up to 1/4 inch if used properly. Stan''s consists of a special blended Latex Emulsion suspended in Ammonia. The mixture has spongy burrs that are there waiting to wedge themselves into any larger puncture that catches you off guard on the trail. There is always some amazement from onlookers when you hit something and a puff of white smoke comes out of your tire for a few rotations then that''s it... voila, usually you just keep on riding.
This is a refill for the kit that converts standard (non tubeless) tires to tubeless and also works with any tubeless tire or tubular tires. The Solution can be used year round, even in sub freezing temperatures. It will not throw the tire out of balance like other sealants are known to do.
1 quart (32oz) bottle will seal 16 bicycle tires.
Straight from Stan:
Stan''s Tubeless System offers two sealing points on the tire versus other tubeless systems which use only the bead lock as their sealing point. First the bead lock is sealed, as well as the lower portion of the tire and rim to create a second inner seal. This unique design allows you to break the bead lock seal without losing air pressure. Secondly, the inner seal flexes inwards with the tire to maintain air pressure.
The patented Rim Strip makes installation simple. It can be removed as easily as a tube and can be used over and over again. Time involved can be less than 10 minutes per wheel. With this system you can lose rotating weight in an area that previously was not possible.
Your lightweight wheel set can be converted to a tubeless set up with only 56 grams of added weight per wheel. Saving hundreds of dollars over purchasing new wheels.
No need to worry about the dreaded pinch flat.
Possibly never having another puncture flat again because of the self-sealing qualities of Stan''s Tire and Rim Sealant.
You will be able to keep using your lightweight tires and not be limited to buying expensive and much heavier tubeless specific tires.
The New Molded Rim Strip features a new Presta valve stem with a removable core allowing you to add sealant without removing the tire. This removable valve core will make inflating easier by increasing the air flow into the tire. Removing the valve core also allows for cleaning or easy replacement.
Stan''s Tire & Rim Sealant can also be used to seal punctures and slow leaks that occur in most tubeless tires. As a result, your tubeless tires will hold air for longer periods of time.
If you are interested in rotating weight (and who''s not!!) you can lose anywhere from 100 grams up to 400 grams of rotating weight per wheel set.This System does not require any modifications to your existing wheel set. If you are not satisfied with it, all you do is remove the rim strip, and put your old heavy tube back in and go riding.
The System requires very little mechanical ability to install.
It does not use any glue and you can change a flat the same way you do now.
Lower Air Pressure, Better Traction and Ride
Stan''s Tire and Rim Sealant will usually last from three weeks up to three months. At that time you simply add more. (Time will vary due to different tire characteristics). It doesn''t leave much mess in your tire.Stan''s Tire and Rim Sealant can also be used in tubeless tires for puncture resistance and STOPS leaks.Once you seal your tires they will not lose air pressure.
What happens if I get a flat on the Trail? -- Do like most riders, and bum a tube from one of your pals because they always carry one. Stan''s Tire & Rim Sealant does not use any glue, so you can change a flat the same way you do now.
*Does not include measuring cup and adaptor.
reviewed by: FKDIII
Read all the above reviews. The soap/water mixture should really be suds. if you use too much soap the bead won't seat all that well, too slippery. The idea is just enough slip to get the bead to snap in to the rim tightly.
From experience, if you're going to let the bike sit for a while, east coast/mountain areas where it snows etc., take any liquid sealant out before you put it away for the season. The stuff will dry out and turn into a big ball of rubber and do really odd things to the balance the first time you go downhill quickly.
And buy one of the injectors so you can add an ounce or so of sealant every few months. If it all drys out, and you hit a thorn or cactus needle it might not seal up. Might not be necessary on a soft compound 26" tire but with a Nevegal 29er on a fully I find I have to.
reviewed by: agerweck
I don't even know how to describe the greatness of Stan's Sealant. I used to get a flat tire just about every other ride... up until about a year ago when I started using Stan's. I have not had a flat tire since. As long as you're using a UST Wheel, Setting up tubeless is very simple and effective.
reviewed by: edlops
Used Slim before & never again will I use anything else but Stan's NoTube Sealant. It only took me 15 minutes to convert a non-tubeless DT rims and Kenda Nevegal UST tires to tubeless. The tire sealed easily using an air compressor but floor pumps seem to work sometimes. I didn't have to use soapy water on the beads for the initial seal as well.
Stan's No Tube sealant is less weight and is better at sealing than the thicker slimes, however, you won't feel it slopping around while riding. The sealant do dry up over 6 months, especially in hot weather, butusing the injection kit makes it easy to add an ounce or 2 when needed. The biggest deal here though is that you can kiss goodbye to snakebite flats and thorn punctures, it will seal before you even know about them, even on larger slash flats.
It is messy when you need to use an emergency tube while on the trail when you do get a larger slash and cuts beyond sealing.
reviewed by: A Guest
Stans is a great product for those who seem to always get a flat!! This is the best price I have found around and Tree Fort Bikes has always been fast with shipping. Great product & great place to buy it from!
reviewed by: A Guest
In Arizona, punctures are inevitable but flats are not, thanks to Stan's sealant. When that inevitable puncture announces itself with a "wooshing" noise and a fine spray of sealant, just keep rolling. Not only is it convenient but the motion ensures a flow of sealant to the hole. Most of the time, the leaking stops quickly and you can ride on without concern, saving the spare tube and CO2 for a real emergency or a more convenient time.
reviewed by: swilkey02
Used with NoTubes "Crest" rims, rim tape, and valve stem. Worked exactly like it's supposed to. This was the first time I've seated up tires in a tubeless set up and it was very easy. I would recommend using a compresspor to make the installation easier.
reviewed by: vkoo87
There is so much additional information for so many different applications for this thing that it was seriously confusing. All I know is that my tubeless rims matched with my tubeless tires with 2 scoops of stans with the proper shake and bake method. There was no drama or a repeat of some crazy horror story. I'll take these over tubes any day.
reviewed by: flip_like09
So far top notch product that works exceedingly as expected
reviewed by: cjblitz
Best price on the web, fast shipping. Thanks!
reviewed by: A Guest
This product is a great new innovative tool to reduce weight and rolling mass as well as giving riders the ability to ride with lower air pressure than was previously possible with tires with tubes. Tubes get pinched at low pressures which causes leaking. Lower pressure equals better grip in the soft stuff which makes this an invaluable tool.
reviewed by: A Guest
This is the bomb... I'm a fairly heavy rider at 230lbs, riding rock gardens, and some serious mountain terrain. If you follow the instructions the sealant works exactly as described... no flats. TreeFort was great too...fast and easy.
reviewed by: dpfeiff12
Works like a charm. Can't get enough of this stuff.
reviewed by: zero74
What else is there more to say that others haven't covered. Most important part of using stans for tubless is prepping your wheel before you add stans. If your wheel is sealed with the yellow tape correctly, and your using a tubless friendly tires, Stan's works great.
reviewed by: bbrutsch
I use stans both with tubes and without. I have also "juiced it up" using craft glitter which is supposed to help plug larger holes but in my experience does the opposite. With glitter then stans never plugged larger holes it just sprayed and sprayed. When I would pop the tire to investigate all the glitter would be in a thick, immobile sludge trapping with it all of the "fiber" stan puts in. The fiber is used to start the "scab" until the latex can dry. I've stopped using glitter and stans is back to working perfectly.
It's possible this was caused by me using too much glitter but experimenting with the amount didn't help.
reviewed by: A Guest
Stan's is great. Works for me on all sorts of tires from lightweight racing rubber to beefy UST tires and everything in between. The trick with going tubeless is the proper installation of the stan's tape and using a soap/water mixture to get the tire seated properly. checkout notubes.com for more info. And with tree fort's price match, the price is always right.
reviewed by: biblatther
Most use Stan's for tubeless tires, but I use it with tubes on my mountain bike. It works well and stays "lively" for at least a couple of years while in a tube. Plus, if I do get a flat with 20 or 30 goat heads in the tire, it's not a mess fixing the flat. Not much, if any, weight difference because my tube and non UST tire weigh about the same as a tubeless tire with Stan's.
reviewed by: JeremyB61
Works great, great price, shipped fast. Tree fort is awesome. Send me some stickers please.
reviewed by: rod...@gm...l.com
Awesome stuff. the real deal. Much better than Caffe latex.