Orange Seal Cycling Products is based out of Cedar Park Texas, and launched their products back in 2011, and their distinctive orange tinted fluids definitely make them unique looking. They had their line of products on display at Outdoor Demo, and the lineup includes a bike cleaner, chain lube, tubeless sealant, new tubeless valves and tape and a full tubeless kit.
The cleaner is eco-friendly, and cleans, polishes, and protects your bike in one easy step. The cleaner is made with a special formula, which uses nanotechnology adapted from competitive jet skiing, and the nano-sized particles are suspended in solution, which helps fill in scratches and imperfections on bike frames and parts. It removes dirt and crud, polishes to a shine, protects from UV rays, and repels dust. It comes in an 8 oz spray bottle, and retails for $9.99.
The lube also uses nanotechnology to help reduce friction. They suspend a variety of nanite particles in a liquid solution, for lubrication and friction reduction, so the chain and drivetrain will operate with maximum efficiency. They call it “liquid ball bearings on a molecular scale.” The liquid deposits the nanite’s down within the recesses of the chain and then evaporates, leaving behind a dry environment, which reduces the accumulation of dirt. A clean chain is a happy chain! It comes in a 6 oz bottle and retails for $12.99.
Tubeless Tire Sealant
The new high technology tubeless sealant and is supposed to be able to seal punctures up to 1/4″ (not tested), is eco-friendly, uses a premium latex formula, and is the lightest on the market. Their proprietary latex formula uses nanite technology, and the fluid consists of multiple sizes and shapes of solid particles, which quickly clot punctures and holes. The distinctive orange color (think Orange Julius) makes it easy to identify leaks. The mixture has a long life span and is sustainable at extreme altitude and temperatures. It comes in an 8 oz bottle, and retails for $14.99. I liked the new little accompanying tube which fits securely over the valve stem and tight top cap, which should make adding sealant much easier, and eliminate any spillage. It will be interesting to see how it works in the real world?
Tubeless Kit, Tape and Valves
They’ll be releasing a tubeless kit, tubeless tape and tubeless valves soon, and all the products look very promising. The tubeless kit includes two valves, enough tape for two tires, and 8 oz of sealant, and should retail for $49. The tubeless tape comes in 18mm and 24mm widths, are 36 yards in lengths and retails for $12.99.
I was really intrigued by the tubeless valves, and the bottom rubber gasket should be able to seal up a lot of rim shapes. There’s an entire spectrum of shapes and designs of rim beds, and the soft and pliable rubber gasket of the valve should be able to conform well to most anything. In addition, the gasket can be trimmed for a totally customized fit. The valves come in 48 and 60mm heights, and a pair retails for $14.99.