Orange Seal Cycling – Interbike 2012

by Brian Mullin on October 14, 2012

Orange
Seal Cycling 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.

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