Flat tires are the best way to ruin your day. how to avoid flat tires, one of the best methods included the article is to use a bicycle tire sealant.
Bicycle tire sealants are basically a set it and forget it solution to flat tires on your bike. You simply fill the tube with a measured amount of sealant, re-inflate it and move on. The sealant automatically spreads out inside the tube to coat the entire outer surface. If (or more likely when) something punctures the tire and tube, the sealant is forced into the hole and plugs it, keeping any more air from escaping.
Well, that’s how it works in theory. It’s not a 100% perfect system, but I’ve still found it to be highly effective at preventing flat tires.
I will described 2 types formulas of tire sealant in Eversafe.
One is water based, it is fibrous type of sealant, meaning its got lots of little fibers suspended in solution. It’s not just meant for bicycles either; lots of people use it in everything from motorcycles to cars to ATVS. It’s a great all-around tire sealant and works wonders on bicycle tubes.
The bottles come with tube inside of bottle to make installation easy. You simply use the tube and squeeze the bottle to inject the sealant into the tire. For different types of tire, we have the recommended volume in each bottle to make installation much easier.
The other one is latex based, it is a rubbery glue-like material. When exposed to air, it hardens into this nasty, sticky compound that is perfect for sealing holes in bicycle tubes. It is prefer to repair much smaller holes, like within 4mm.
The installation is same as the water based formula. It works in the tire for around 6 months. Adding more every 6 months is a good ballpark.
Bicycle tire sealants are a must-have for anyone who hates dealing with flat tires, which basically means everyone. All 2 formulas of the tire sealant systems covered above work great.
All two of these will be great for you though and help you get home even after a big puncture in the middle of a ride. I’ve even used tire sealants to fix a flat tire before in a pinch when I didn’t want to through the whole process of removing the wheel and changing the tube. If you didn’t have a tire sealant in the tube to begin with, just pump some sealant in there after you’ve got a flat, re-inflate, and there’s a good chance your flat will be fixed.
Nothing is 100%, but this is about the best you can get without going with fancy foam tires or other new methods to completely remove the chances of flats.