Reserve Releases Tubeless Tire Sealant and Rim Tape

May 17, 2022 at 6:08
by Reserve Wheels  

Press Release: Reserve

Reserve has launched its new range of tubeless sealant and rim tape to complement its line of carbon wheels and patented Fillmore valves.

Reserve tubeless sealant has been custom-formulated using a biodegradable natural fiber to provide superior sealing for all tubeless tire systems, from high-pressure road to low-pressure MTB. In both the lab and real-world testing, Reserve found it to deliver a much more durable seal when compared to its competitors. But, "What do they mean by more durable?" Well, it will hold higher pressures on bigger holes (up to 7mm) for longer periods of time—ensuring you’re not limping home with 10 psi left or succumb to a second blow-out after the hole’s been sealed. A 200ml bottle provides enough sealant for two mountain bike wheels or four road bike wheels.


Reserve Tubeless Sealant is available in 200ml and 500ml bottles with measuring gradients included to make it easy to see how much is being poured out. Prices range from $9.99USD for the 200ml bottle to $24.99USD for the larger 500ml bottle. Find out more here.

Whether you’re struggling to get your tires to seal, or taping up a new pair of wheels, Reserve's tubeless rim tape is the perfect way to spruce up your wheels. Available in three different widths – 29mm, 32mm, and 34mm – the tape has a Silicon-based adhesive that leaves no residue when removed and each 10m roll will provide enough tape for four wheels. Reserve recommends using tape that is 3 to 5mm wider than the inner rim width, as measured between the inside edges of the bead hooks of a rim. Price per 10m roll is $24.99USD with more information available on the Reserve site.


To check out Reserve's complete range of products, head over to reservewheels.com


78 Comments

  • 62 5
 $10 for 200ml or.....wait for it.....$25 for 500ml!

I wonder how much a 1000ml bottle would be!!!?!?!?!?!

I love this shit. I think they just assume no one can do math, or that people don't expect some level of volume discount!?
  • 6 1
 I mean, volume discount doesn't add up. But the math does, right? Or am I forgetting my 7th grade algebra? x = 200. 2.5x = 500. 3x = 600. 69x = 13800.
  • 34 0
 I think you would be surprised at how many people couldn't tell you which bottle is better value. Or where their own country is on a map.
  • 17 2
 @kfccoleslaw: they’re definitely laughing at the fact that they’re giving zero discount for greater volume.
  • 1 0
 @kfccoleslaw: One for bad, two for good.
  • 7 25
flag wda1wustl (May 17, 2022 at 9:19) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: That’s the type of education you get a government school.
  • 32 3
 @wda1wustl: this comment is even better for lacking a preposition
  • 3 1
 @warmerdamj: Errr. you can tell which bottle is better value? They are the same..
  • 27 0
 With no volume discount at all, the 500ml bottle should cost $24.975. So the small bottle is actually the better deal.
  • 6 1
 @camcoz69: YES! that is the level of pedant that I love in a bloke!

f*ck this nonsense.
  • 5 11
flag moabenchilada (May 17, 2022 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 So it would be over $50 for a quart of sealant. Meanwhile my quart of motor oil costs $8 and lasts for 10k miles.
  • 12 0
 Literally the first thing I did after reading was check my mental math on the calculator. I’ll go ahead and buy the smaller volume so I can toss 2.5x as many plastic bottles into the landfill.
  • 20 0
 @moabenchilada: you use motor oil for tyre sealant??
  • 5 0
 @moabenchilada: Good point. Next time I set up a tubeless tire I'm gonna use motor oil in the tire instead of sealant.
  • 31 1
 @moabenchilada: dude I spent like $4 on a box of nails once, it's lasted for years. It's pretty rediculous to pay $50 for this when you can pay way less for things that last longer and are completely unrelated and not applicable as substitutes at all.
  • 3 1
 That's textbook SC.

I recall when GCN reviewed the Chameleon in 2019 or so and priced out all of the components - it turned out that buying the frame and components separately was cheaper than buying the complete bike from a dealer. To SC's "credit", they decreased the price thereafter.

I have not done the same comparison on their more recent bikes but I'm willing to bet the results of that exercise would be interesting.
  • 2 0
 Last time I bought stans it was $16 for 16oz and $40 for 32oz. I starred at the two bottles trying to figure out what I was missing.
  • 2 0
 @Hayek: it's actually worse. The smaller bottle has much more plastic than the big one compared to their volume
  • 2 0
 @MRwillP: in a way it's surprising that it's cheaper to buy the complete bike, as someone else is cutting steerers to length, greasing parts, running cables, assembling the bike etc, and not on the automated scale of car factories.
  • 1 0
 Or live in Japan where the larger volume washing detergents sometimes cost more per ml !!
  • 36 0
 I saw Loui Vuitton rim tape, read title and was disappointed. Thought I could finally match my rim tape to my favorite riding bag.
  • 6 0
 I bet you put your bike in a bag for the uplift.
  • 25 0
 7mm bull f+ckn sh+t.
  • 4 0
 as bullshitty as that claim is, and it is....I don't think anyone assumes a 7mm holepunch in their tire. 7mm is likely referring to the length of a cut. still though.....if it can do that, that is a miracle!
  • 3 0
 Full on fuckery
  • 21 0
 coming soon: Smurf goo on square edge rocks near you!
  • 21 2
 lol... +50% the price of Stans? Classic SC
  • 32 1
 but it is blue, don't you understand?!
  • 2 0
 Hah! So you're buying it?
  • 1 0
 @geoffcalv: I only have WAOs now so I don't want to be a poser
  • 1 1
 @twonsarelli: It may be SC but it was made with those Yeti boys in mind
  • 17 4
 Math is fun. So, we ran some numbers and the price per ml of our sealant is virtually the same as our competitors....Stan's Race Sealant and Orange Seal Endurance Sealant.
  • 2 0
 @Gregmurray50: Yeti is starting to look like a bargain compared to SC recently.
  • 7 0
 @ReserveWheels: who was talking about the race sealant? Most people use the standard one and that is half the price.
  • 3 0
 @bashhard: Yeah, but stans doesnt work and seeps through the sidewalls. Orange works quite well on big gashes at least, ive even used it to seal the weepiness from stans on quite a few tires. It would be interesting to see how the reserve stuff holds up in comparison.
  • 1 0
 @twonsarelli: So is the Bontrager tire goo, I still buy the orange stuff.
  • 1 2
 @MRwillP: WAO > Reserve
  • 18 0
 First the $50 valves… give a mouse a cookie
  • 11 1
 Is it twice as good as Stan's sealant? that would justify the price.
Also, just use some Tesa 4289 as rim tape. I can get a 66mx30mm roll for 14 euros on ebay
  • 10 3
 I don't know. Orange Seal is about twice as good but is still priced (mostly) OK.
  • 7 0
 @noapathy: I like Orange Seal a lot better than Stans. I used to live where picking up 30-50 goat's head thorns per tire was normal on a single ride. Like many others, I started out on Stans and used it for years with success. Then I tried Orange and it sealed up just as well as Stans but was way less messy and easier to remove as well.
  • 4 6
 @Explodo: Yeah, I’ve had the exact opposite experience of you. Orange turned into a massive block of death at the bottom of my wheel that required me to dismount the wheel because it was so imbalanced.
I tried two different bottles separated by a good amount of time, both did the same thing. I contacted Orange because they were local…they didn’t seem to care in the slightest and stopped responding after the first email.

So, Orange is garbage in my opinion and I won’t even run it for free, now.
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: I've only had that happen after I don't ride a particular bike for a really long time. I've also only ever used the endurance formula, so that may have something to do with it.
  • 1 0
 I agree with you. With the money for tape and sealant I can go on years with stans and tesa… and oh wait my normal Hunt valves…
  • 3 0
 @Alexh1983: how can you ride with normal valves? Everything under 50 bucks can simply not work!!!
  • 2 0
 Avoid orange endurance, the normal stuff gives a nice coating on the inside of the wheel without clumping up in a ball.
  • 2 0
 @thustlewhumber: I've never had a problem with Orange endurance.
  • 1 2
 @bashhard: holy shit I forgot it and my torre rum flat ad soon ad I try ti do a wheelie!
  • 10 0
 I'll reserve my acquisition of this product until I can find a reason not to procure Orange Seal.
  • 6 0
 Why does the text and website say it plugs holes up to 7mm and the packaging states 6mm? What's correct now? Smile
  • 6 0
 I gotta admit-I bought the valve stems, thought I had lost my mind spending what I did on them-but, I love them.
  • 4 0
 Yay! Finally some sealant people can brag about even if they never ride their bike. Smile
  • 1 0
 Seeing 7mm emerge as the standard hole size for testing sealant performance. This article and whatever the article was about use of carbon fiber strands. Where did this 7mm standard originate?

Impressive if sealant can mitigate such a puncture size, but why not 5 or 10mm?
  • 7 0
 They shouldve went to 11.
  • 2 0
 No man 7, 7 chipmunks spinning on a branch eating lots of sunflowers at my uncles ranch. 7.
  • 2 0
 You can get 1 Liter (33.8 ounces) TruckerCo Cream II Tire Sealant for $20. I have had great results with it, but I stopped buying it because every bottle comes with a syringe and I already have 5!
  • 1 0
 Don’t waste your money!! I installed this but it never covered the inside of the tire. It just sat in the same location where I poured it in and didn’t spread around at all. Even when I tried to mix in a bit of Stan’s, it stayed in it’s soft-ish clump of foamy mixture.
  • 3 0
 Is this just Peatys in a posh bottle?
  • 1 0
 Nope...different companies and unrelated.
  • 2 1
 @ReserveWheels: going after his business though…
  • 2 0
 @ReserveWheels: Any ETA on the 70mm Fillmore's coming out?
  • 2 0
 Yeah what about Peaty and his business
  • 1 0
 @Aburjakowsky: Should be coming pretty soon. I'd hit the 'Notify me when available' button on the Fillmore page. shop.reservewheels.com/collections/accessories/products/fillmore-tubeless-valves?variant=42095785476277
  • 1 0
 @JohSch: that's Peaty's business... I'll see myself out
  • 2 0
 Or I can get the hutchinson rebottled tubeless sealant at Decathlon for $15CAD for 500ml...
  • 2 0
 This stuff is way too thick. It didn't even spread around my tire. Only concentrated on the area where it was in injected.
  • 2 0
 30% Royal Blood to boost your Koms!... Here the price.
  • 2 1
 And all 3 sizes of valve stems are SOLD OUT. You can possibly find a pair of the shortys at etailers....
  • 2 0
 Don't you have something with glitters to match the tape please?
  • 2 0
 The affliction shirt of tire sealants. As an Intense owner, I approve.
  • 2 0
 Why doesn't the picture show them using the Fillmore valve?
  • 3 2
 special blended with SoCal unicorn tears
  • 1 1
 Isn't Stan's toxic?
  • 3 4
 just SC prices
  • 10 0
 mate you shouldn't drink it
  • 12 1
 @bashhard: a LOT of folks (myself included) got some kind of stomatch flu at Sea Otter, anything with the words 'seals holes' on it was attention grabbing at the time.
  • 1 0
 If you’re allergic to latex I suppose it is
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