Fresh Gravel: Orange Seal Sealant
With the proliferation of tubeless tires suitable for gravel bikes, the need for sealant has increased. Traditionally, a single company has dominated this area of the marketplace, but we have been checking out several alternatives here at RidingGravel.com. You can check out our last review on sealants here. This time we are looking at Orange Seal, a sealant that has been around for a few years now, but has gained a solid following in the mountain biking scene.
What It Is: Orange Seal is for use in all tubes, tubeless systems, and for tubular tires as well. It has tested out in rims safely, showing no tendencies to corrode aluminum, according to the company. Orange Seal claims a 2-3 times longer lifespan in your tires than typical sealants and that Orange Seal will seal up bead seats better than the competition. Orange Seal has “Nanites” which they claim are particles suspended in the sealant which help seal punctures up to 1/4″ in size faster. The latex based sealant is claimed to be “eco-friendly” and Orange Seal also claims a wide temperature range for effective use. Orange Seal also makes a lubricant and a cleaner which you can find on their website here.
Look for a “Quick Review” on Orange Seal in about three weeks when we’ll have three months on a set of wheels infused with this orangey goo. We will also be setting up a few tires with the sealant to see how it aids, or not, in initial tubeless inflation. The final verdict will also include some experiences I have had with Orange Seal in the past, so stay tuned for that post which should go up in the beginning of September after the test period is over.
Note: Orange Seal sent over the sealant product for test/review at no charge to RidingGravel.com and we are not being paid, nor bribed for this review. We will strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.