WTB Sealant: At The Finish – by Guitar Ted
Now that I have had to park the gravel bikes for a while as the cold winds howl across the plains here, I am going to close up this WTB Sealant review. It has been a good three months anyway, so this fits my original goal for the testing period. If you missed the introduction post, you can click on this link HERE to see that post.
Once again, what can I say when there were no significant puncture issues with regard to the testing period? (I also bemoaned this a bit with the Finish Line sealant review.) Well, hopefully you can gain something good from everything else I experienced with the WTB sealant. It’s really pretty straightforward- it works well.
As with the Finish Line sealant, the WTB Sealant was used across a couple of sets of tires. I used it in the American Classic Wentworth 700 X 50mm tires and in a set of older WTB Resolute tires. Finally, the WTB Vulpine tires were set up with the WTB sealant. In all cases I realized really good air retention properties and the sealant stayed wet throughout the testing period with very little loss in volume. Again, as with the Finish Line sealant, I was able to recover 90% or more of the WTB sealant when switching out tires.
Also, I ran up against the sealant clogging the nozzle of my injector when I was swapping tires. This is consistent with my observations with regard to how this sealant dried up quickly in a burping situation upon initial installation. (Reported on in opener- linked above) So, I would imagine a puncture would seal up well, but again, I cannot give reliable feedback in that area, if I am honest. That’s just my educated guess.
I’ll be running the WTB sealant pretty steadily now for the coming year’s riding, (as I have found myself with plenty of it to use), so there will be a long term update on this product to come.
To learn more about this and other WTB products see their website here: https://www.wtb.com
NOTE: WTB sent over this product in the review for no charge to Riding Gravel for testing and review. We are not being paid, nor bribed, for this review and we will always strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.