Orange Seal Cycling

Interbike Tires

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.

Bike Cleaner
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.

Chain Lube
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.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on the trail.

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  • David says:

    I started using orange seal a few months back and it seems to work as advertised. The “solids” in the liquid look like ground up aluminum. It can sometimes clog up a presta valve stem when trying to fill the tire (I use a small piece of wire to clean it out)but once in the tire, it seems to work very well. I have several small punctures in both of my tires and they hold just fine. I check the pressure every time I ride and they rarely ever lose more than a few lbs from week to week.

  • Eric zigga says:

    I used orange seal for the first time in th rear tire of my mtn bike. Upon inflating the tire I discovered I had a small sidewall cut. It took some time shaking the tire to get it to seal.( orange seal shooting out all over my garage floor) finally got it to hold air, put the bike on my rack and drove to a local riding spot. ( still holding air) arrived at my destination, set the bike on the ground, mounted it and the tire farted out!!! Had to put an old trusty tube in to ride 🙁 so far NOT IMPRESSED!!!! Money wasted

  • Eric zigga says:

    So, here’s my follow up. After giving up on o/s I went to a local auto store and spent $7.50!!!! On a can of fix a flat. So far so good,front and rear tires holding air!!!

  • John Durkee says:

    I did a ghetto tubeless setup for a cyclocross bike with Orange Seal. It took me awhile to get the smaller cyclocross tires to seal up, but once I did they seemed to hold well. I was running a bit too low of pressure during a race though, and my front tire burped when I hit corner too hard. I had actually turned part of inside out, and there was a quite bit of debris that I had to wipe out. After reseeding the tire bead I was able to use a CO2 cartridge to reinflate my and finish the race. It did slowly low air after that, but I chalk that up to debris I missed in the tire.

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