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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:33 pm 
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I'm upgrading to some Vittoria Open Corsa clinchers and naturally would like to use latex tubes. I really like the idea of a sealant in the tube that can reliably seal flats "on the fly" so as not to get dropped during a race or fast ride. There's a great slowtwitch test of different tube/sealant combinations, but very few road tests where people continued riding on after a puncture. Any experience here? Would I be better off just carrying some espresso?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:45 pm 
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I have been using the Orange Sealant just to prevent any small punctures. Last year (4000 miles), one flat and this year so far, one flat. Both were side wall gashes and any tire would have had the same consequences. I am a big believer in using the sealant the first time the tire hits the road. There was a sealant test a few months back... if I remember correctly the Bontrager and Orange came out on top. Hope this helps... love WW.


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Tufo Extreme works for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:07 am 
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Was looking into this as well. Are there any disadvantages to using sealant? Does it add weight?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:27 am 
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Of course it adds weight. You are adding liquid to the tube.

Only issue with latex tubes/sealant is that some sealants can make the tube sick to itself. So leaving the wheels for a long time *could* leave you with a knackered tube.


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