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1 hour ago, craig.anavi@gmail.com said:

Starting this up again.

How often should you replace/ refill the sealant in road tyres?

Orange Seal recommends on the product information for their Regular sealant that it has a lifespan of 30-45days. When I shake the wheel I can still hear the sealant sloshing around at the bottom.

Any recommendations on top up intervals? Rather be safe than sorry?

Thanks in advance!

that is just the water sloshing about in your tyres. The sealant has long since separated. Follow the recommendation. IME its there for good reason

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Hoping to hear some good feedback on OrangeSeal for road use. the Regular Sealant is touted as one of the best internationally for road use.

https://lanoysports.co.za/collections/orange-seal

 

On the tubeless tire side of things.

My Parlees come with Vittoria Corsa 2.0 28mm tubeless tires - they are stunning to ride. the most comfortable tire i have ever used. but at R1800 a tire - yes per tire. i will not be replacing like for like. i also needed tire levers and a compressor to seat these tires.

I tried Pirelli Z Zero tires - came with a set of zipps i bought. ran them with tubes. in 10 rides i had 10 punctures in the cradle. roughly 1000km. popped them straight into the bin.

i have since been demoing the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires and am sold on them. not quite as comfy as the Vittoria to begin with, but they seem to loosen up and feel really good after a few 100km. in my case they went on easy without the need of tire levers, and mounted with a standard floor pump to the Zipps. they held pressure perfectly through the night without sealant. so very impressed. so far i have 1200 odd km on them without fault. and at R730 a tire they are much cheaper to run.

as a side, a mate also tried these and broke levers trying to mount them to his older Bontrager wheels.

so it appears the newer tires tend to play well with newer rims, but can give issue when used on older rims? 

https://lanoysports.co.za/collections/goodyear/products/goodyear-eagle-f1-tubeless-complete

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the Pzero with tubes same thing for me, 3 punctures in less than 100km. The F1 I had two punctures in the first ride, since then nothing, just the new tyre curse...

 

I still believe the pro 1 is the best tubeless I've tried so far, the GP 5000 isn't bad either, the eagle f1 is just a bit *** to fit on the rim compared to the two others, and it has that "tube" feel that I'm sure people relunctant to tubeless will like. Even at 5/5,5 bars they feal very stiff like a tubed tire at 9 bar. 

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45 minutes ago, Jbr said:

the Pzero with tubes same thing for me, 3 punctures in less than 100km. The F1 I had two punctures in the first ride, since then nothing, just the new tyre curse...

 

I still believe the pro 1 is the best tubeless I've tried so far, the GP 5000 isn't bad either, the eagle f1 is just a bit *** to fit on the rim compared to the two others, and it has that "tube" feel that I'm sure people relunctant to tubeless will like. Even at 5/5,5 bars they feal very stiff like a tubed tire at 9 bar. 

the Cinturatos on my bike will be on just over 7500km when I take them off this weekend. Not one puncture, rear has many cuts seeping sealant, front has a "bruise"" on it from hitting a pothole so it now makes a sound every revolution if its not above 60psi.

Comfort has been superb, loved the confidence in grip its given me, so then new set waiting to go are are also Cinturatos. Hopefully they give me just as great service. 

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I had the Scwalbe Pro Evo One mounted previously on my Dura Ace  tubeless wheelset. It worked sort of. Very comfortable but very prone to punctures in my experience. I used it with Stans though because I couldn't get my hands on Orange Seal back then. So when replacement time arrived I got the Good Years and orange seal. Also broke a lever or two but the crowbar tyre levers did the job. Inflated and seated with the track pump and no issues since. No puncture or sealant spraying the rear triangle of the bike that used to be a big irritation with my previous setup. I'm a huge fan now.

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