Anti-puncture gel, any good?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Mitford, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. Mitford

    Mitford Impressive Member

    I saw it on the new cycle prog on TV. I've got those puncture-resistant Gatorskin tyres on now, is it worth getting some of this gel as well and is there a downside?
     
  2. CopperCyclist

    CopperCyclist Veteran

    It makes the wheels heavier to spin and slows you down. Gatorskins are good, you probably won't need gel as well.
     
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  3. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Agree with CopperCyclist above. I run on Gatorskins at the moment and I would say that keeping the tyre inflated to the correct pressure and checking weekly for flints etc is more worthwhile than filling the tube with hevier gel.
     
  4. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    For road bike tyre presssures its a waste, its at to high a pressure to seal a hole and it gunks up the valves.
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Don't waste your money.
    Look after your tyres. Inflate to the correct pressure. Check the tyres before, during and after a ride for any tiny bit's of flint, glass or stone that are stuck in the tyre and dig them out. Especially during/after wet weather.
    Get into the habit. It doesn't take long to check.
    It will save you a lot of grief in the long run.
     
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  6. 2old2care

    2old2care Über Member

    I use both tyre sealant and Gatorskins during the winter whilst commuting, especially at night. Belt and braces you know, besides the extra weight is good strength training.:angel:
     
  7. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
    I've been running slim inner tubes for the last couple of months, and the last week I've been glad. On one ride alone I got six puntures which all sealed themselves. I've had at least two per ride until tonight, and I check the tyres after every journey, and keep a watch on the road for debris.
     
  8. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    To answer the OP yes it does work and well. If and when you go tubeless like us you will see how well it works.
     
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