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Old 07-31-2008, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: Tire Sealants: Do They Really Work?

Yes, they work.

I'd rather have better tires but even the best offer no real protection against staples. I've had just one flat in 3000 miles on my Vittoria Randonneur Pros and you guessed it, a staple did it.

Sealants make a mess. Sealants tend to settle in the bottom of the tire if you don't ride for a while. At this point, sealants offer little protection for much of the tire. If you're as sensitive to your ride as I am, you can also feel the imbalance at that point, especially in a tight turn at 30-40 mph.

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