I had waited too long to add sealant to my tires but had everything purchased when I picked up a nail on a ride. I noticed the nail when I got home but waited to remove the nail until I was ready to add sealant. Since the old sealant was dried up, the tire immediately went flat when the nail was pulled. Once sealant was added and the tire was pumped up, the sealant filled the hole within a minute. The hole was almost large enough to require a plug, but the sealant stopped the leak!
I recently replaced my tubeless tire for the first time and so its the first time I have ever used tire sealant in this application. That being said, I have already tested it and it works great. I broke the sidewall of the tire while hopping up a sharp lip. I was devistated at first but when the 316 gap started to seal up I was super impressed. I thought such a large slice would surely be unrepairable but this sealant closed it right up and I have been riding on that tire ever since. Long story long, I highly recommend this product because it works
Works great! Fill the tire once and it's good for, well almost forever, or at lest the lifetime of the tire.
I regularly ride areas with a basketful of hazards, thorny cholla balls being most prevalent, and all I do when I get home is break off the spikes at tire level and leave them in the tire.
I just replaced a tire I wore the tread off and it still had the original fill of Stans doing it's job. When I took the tire off, the inside looked like a forest of spikes, made up of all the spikes picked up in the lifetime of the tire.
Way to go Stans!
I've used Stans on my tubeless mountain bike tires for a number of years. I've never knowingly had a puncture and certainly not a flat, while many people riding with me have had numerous flats (very annoying slowing down the ride like that). Well maybe I'm lucky and maybe its the Stans. Certainly easy to use. With UTC tires I would seldom have to add air. A little more frequently with TR tires.
Riding Stans is the only way to go. Seals up great, and longevity in the tires is good. I usually renew my Stans mid summer and have not had punctures in years with it (sidewalls are another story though).
I tired a suggestion of putting a 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of glitter in the tire with the Stans and it seals up cactus punctures faster than Pantani went uphill on PEDs.
Stans is one of the industry leaders in tubeless technology. I have used this sealant for years in my mountain bike tires and never had a leak. If I ever go to tubeless on my road bike, this is the stuff that I will use without question! The price is a little high, but I catch it on sale here which helps and it is better then any shop around here.