Muc Off Releases New Sealant for Inner Tubes

Jun 19, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Muc Off has released a new sealant product designed for use with inner tubes.

The No Puncture Hassle Inner Tube Sealant is a water-based formula has been created by Muc Off to quickly seal holes in tubes of up to 4mm in size. The sealant aims to form a strong barrier which is claimed to work on multiple punctures.

The included hose is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valves and it even includes a Schrader valve core removal tool built into the hose cap. The formula created by Muc Off also contains anti-corrosive properties so it will protect aluminium rims from corrosion. Muc Off even claim the sealant will improve the lifespan of inner tubes and tyres.

bigquotesEvery cyclist knows that punctures can put a downer on your two-wheeled adventures, and they create a barrier for riders who are newer to cycling and scared of getting stranded with one.

Our new No Puncture Hassle Inner Tube Sealant comes as a natural step for us following the launch of our Tubeless Sealant and recently expanding our range of puncture repair and tyre inflation solutions.
Alex Trimnell, Muc-Off CEO

Of course, the idea of sealant for tubes is nothing new with brands like Slime already having created similar products before that even included tubes sold with sealant installed.


Muc-Off's No Puncture Hassle Inner Tube Sealant is available now and will cost $9.99/£9.99/€12.99.

Find out more here.


79 Comments

  • 62 0
 Soon to be released, Muc-off cleaning wipes for tear-off goggles!
  • 28 3
 Seems irrelevant in 2020, you could buy Slime filled inner tubes over ten years ago, worst of both worlds.
  • 5 0
 But they were shit at least for me. And you mean the 90's they came out in the 90's lol
  • 7 0
 @makripper: but you could also buy them 10 years ago
  • 11 0
 @speed10: Technically correct. The best kind of correct.
  • 1 0
 OKO offers sealant filled tubes. They offer tube specific sealant too (as well as regular sealant for a tubeless set up).
  • 22 0
 ok cool but what about friday fails?????
  • 19 0
 Directions for use:

1) remove tubes
2) install sealant.

Thank you for purchasing your muc off product.
  • 9 4
 You forgot step 3:
Throw out the Muc Off sealant and use Stans...
  • 13 2
 Tell the of millions newbies who have been buying up bikes like toilet paper during the pandemic. These folks don't even know how to change a tire. Let alone own a compressor or how to run tubeless. Most didn't even think to buy a helmet when they got their new bike. I don't see tubes disappearing any time soon. Sealant filled ones make it even easier for them.
  • 1 0
 Not if you have to do it yourself, and they won’t want to pay anyone to do it
  • 6 0
 Get ready for a wave of cheap used bikes in 5,4,3...
  • 5 0
 For me as a Dentist it always worked out to buy a new Yeti when I had a flat
  • 5 1
 I like lots of Muc-Off products and my shed is packed with cleaners, degreasers, disk brake cleaner, lube ect ect but the sealant seriously sucks, it just doesn't seal any puncture and when it sprays all over your bike and clothes while not sealing then the mess is unreal, and if you don't wash it off straight away it sticks like superglue when dry ....horrible stuff.....oh and to hell with tubes, worst of both worlds product I'm afraid
  • 3 0
 My sentiments entirely. I always buy their sprays and dry lube at Aldi. The tubeless.sealant is the worst I have used. Would not buy it again, until I read a comment up there ^ about mixing it 50:50 with Stans.
  • 1 0
 I concur!! They should of called it Jiizz-Off!!
  • 1 0
 @jaame: have been running muc-off sealant 50:50 with stans for 6 months now.... can confirm that it seals better and mess is easier to clean up. pure muc-off sealant makes for diabolical messes!
  • 2 0
 @jaame: i use to use there lubes but wont touch them now.....they make lots of other great products but the chain lube is cack...head over to

zerofrictioncycling.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MucOff.pdf

its older stuff but it was so bad they didnt even manage to complete there testing Frown
  • 1 0
 @rabidmonkfish: I always just buy the dry chain lube in Aldi because it's like, half price. I do reapply it after every ride. I prefer to do that than have a longer lasting lube that gets messy and dirty.
I saw an advertisement on Facebook for "Tungsten Lube" which looked sensational. They put the lube on a chain, then sprinkle sawdust on it, then blow it and it all comes off. Does anyone have personal experience of Tungsten Lube?
  • 2 0
 Seen this on other threads, figured i'd ask here: Has anyone ever tried mixing different brands of sealant? If so, great success or utter failure?

The thought is that all the different properties of each brand's sealant would complement each other. the argument against that is mixing them would dilute each brands proprietary chemistry.
  • 5 0
 haven't ever 'mixed' sealant before install into tire but have topped off with different brands through out the season without any noticeable detrimental side effects
  • 2 0
 I have never mixed different brands of sealant but Orange Seal has variants of their sealant that can all be intermixed:

Regular
Endurance
Sub-Zero

I find that if I mix the Regular with either Endurance or Sub-zero then it seems to last longer than just Regular by itself and it's still as effective at sealing.
  • 5 0
 I bounce back and forth with sealant top ups, usually Stan's Race and Orange Seal Regular. I have had no issues having the 2 mix.
  • 1 0
 @bent6543: nice! i also have found this to be a good combo. specifically stans race with orange seal reg.
  • 2 0
 @Paddock22: A customer at the shop I work at is very particular about his sealant. he has to have half muc-off with half stans so that is less viscous. he says it works well.
  • 4 0
 Never mixed sealants but i always mix glitter in with my sealant and it definitley helps with clotting up the hole alot and doesnt make as big of a mess as others make it seem
  • 2 0
 I used to mix Stan's with the Slime ATV stuff. The theory was that the Slime ATV had better/larger particles in it to boost the Stan's action.

Never saw any issues and it seemed to work well.
  • 1 0
 @spicetaxi: interesting. I have used several bottles of Stan's, normal and race, and just finished a bottle of muck off. I said I would never buy muck off again because it doesn't work very well. Too sticky. But that's an idea worth considering. Thanks for the tip.
  • 3 0
 DUDE THIS IS THE ROUNDUP PINKBIKE NEEDS TO DO!
  • 2 0
 2 parts stans 1 part muc-off 1 part orange seal works so good. i put around 100ml of stans 50ml of muc-off and 50ml of orange(for dh bike). never had a punture with exo casing dhf tires and i run that shit at 25 psi. work for park and your typcial dh trails.
  • 2 0
 Their sealant looks cool but doesn't work very well. Its too thick, and doesn't flow inside of the tire to find punctures. Stans and Orange seal are better options.
  • 3 0
 So why is this any different to adding their normal tubeless sealant to inner tubes?
  • 1 0
 I second this question.
  • 2 1
 Well if there tubeless sealant is anything to go by then this will be absolutely useless too. Worst I’ve ever used (bike mechanic), might aswell use a nice bit of yogurt, or sick...
  • 1 0
 Tubeless is far superior. If it's for an old bike without tubeless rims, just use the slit-tube method to make a sealing surface.
  • 3 1
 Next up - front derailleur bolt on brackets for bikes that don't accept them.
  • 1 0
 back to my roots when I made Slime inner tubes for UST. I did that from 2000-2003 and then I met Stan K at a bike event. I never bought another tube since
  • 1 0
 I've been putting stans into the tubes on my town bike for years it's sealed at least 4 glass punchers in the last year or so.
  • 1 0
 I wish muc off would come out with reasonably priced sealant, hard liquor Is cheaper and it’s expensive
  • 2 0
 This is the kind of story we need right now.
  • 2 0
 Make some right shite now do muc off.
  • 3 0
 What are tubes?
  • 1 0
 Might try this in my tubular cyclocross tires, that don’t hold air for any length of time.
  • 2 0
 the first type of mu off sealant was usless
  • 1 0
 Oko xtreme is really awesome inner tube sealan www.endurorider.pl/oko-x-treme
  • 2 0
 Finally!!! Somebody produces another brand of tubless sealant....
  • 1 0
 what?? is there still someone using inner tubes??
or this something what going to work in latex and tubolito tubes??
  • 1 0
 how much do you need to fill punctures....i like stans as its much lighter than many alternatives.
  • 1 0
 Given I've run Stan's, Vittoria, Orange and Finish Line sealants in tubes for a decade I'm wondering what's the difference?
  • 1 0
 What happens if you use it below negative 15 Celcius? Just wondering, as I ride in the winter.
  • 2 3
 I don't understand why this product needs to exist? Even the roadies have embraced tubeless for being faster, lighter, and more reliable! Who is still running tubes?
  • 11 0
 I use tubes filled with Stans sealant on my city bike. The cheap rims would not work tubeless.
  • 4 0
 Still a lot of people riding bikes for commuting or around town that use tubes.
  • 2 0
 @Konyp: Exactly, on some rims, older ones, it's not possible to seat the bead. On my old hardtail for example.
  • 8 0
 I have em on my DH bike, big thick, heavy Michelin DH tubes. For the 3 weekends a year I use it, it's nice that it always just has air in the tires without futzing around.
  • 1 0
 I’d use this on my commuter. Cheap rims are not tubeless compatible, bike is not worth putting fancy wheels on, and it gets ridden in lots of high-flat-probability urban areas.

Considerations would go double for commuter e-bikes, where adding a bunch of weight to the tubes is no big deal.
  • 1 0
 It has happened to me quite a few times that something sharp punctured both tire and tube (inside the ProCore inner tire). The sealant would seal the tire but the tube would still lose pressure. I run relatively low pressure in the tire (about 1bar) and need the tube to push the beads tightly against the rim walls. If the tube loses pressure, the tire starts to burp in corners. So yeah, having something that seals the tube too would be nice. Downside would be if the tube doesn't seal even with the sealant. This typically makes it so messy that it becomes impossible to ever patch the tube.
  • 1 0
 Old bikes without tubeless capable tires or wheels. Plus those last remaining mountain bikers who think that tubes are far superior to tubeless for MTB. Yes they do exist... I know some.
  • 2 1
 @taythecoug: Can't it be that some prefer one thing and others prefer the other? Personally I like that the tube allows me to run lower pressure in the tire without burping. Plus I feel installation is much easier. When the tube is inflated, the tire is instantly seated and sealed and I can inflate it it without any leaking even with a portable/minipump. I helped my neighbor install his tubeless tires. It took much, more effort to get that one to seal even with my big large volume trackpump.

And then some prefer tubeless. That's all fine with me. To each their own.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: full respect for different opinions. How low of pressure are you running in tubes without worrying about pinch flats?
  • 1 1
 @VtVolk: 1.2bar in the rear tire (26x2.35 on a 29mm wide rim). 0.9bar in the front tire (26x2.4 on a similar 29mm wide rim). Somewhere between 5 and 6 bar in the tubes. I use the Topeak Dualie pump and the gauge doesn't go beyond 5bar Smile .
  • 1 0
 My back rim is too rooted to hold pressure tubeless now. I just installed a tube today for the first time since about 2012.
  • 1 0
 @taythecoug: that’s me! Happily running tubes since 1985 when I got my first mountain bike, a Ritchey, long low and slack back then.
  • 1 0
 @kingbike2: AFAIK Olly Wilkins doesn't ride tubeless too as he doesn't like the messy sealant. So he probably wouldn't use this stuff either.
  • 1 0
 Been putting stans/os in removable core tubes for years.
  • 1 0
 Must not ride bike park, slopestyle, or dirt jumps.
  • 1 0
 so $9.99 = £9.99 = €12.99.
  • 1 0
 The American dollar is strong, Canada is jealous.
  • 1 0
 Wait people still use tubes???? Why????
  • 1 0
 Finally something useful from the mucofff marketing company
  • 1 0
 How about more muc off dawn detergent at a 300% markup??
  • 1 0
 Checks date. Not 1st April. Scratches head.
  • 1 0
 why
  • 1 0
 Slime vs Muc off sealent
  • 1 0
 vs OKO
  • 3 6
 Tubeless needs to be the standard, tubes are completely obsolete.
  • 5 0
 I recommend you reconsider. A tube will be a handy in an emergency pinch (pun intended)
  • 1 0
 Isn't tubeless basically the standard (for MTB at least)? How many MTBs ($250 bike path MTB aside) are coming without tubeless ready or tubeless compatible wheel sets these days?

But tubes obsolete? I carry a tube on every ride and have multiple other bikes that have tubes in them.
  • 1 0
 it's what everyone uses in there tubeless set up when they flat on the ride.

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