Introducing Goodyear's Bicycle Tire Sealant
Back in April, Goodyear showed up on the mountain bike scene with a massive new line of tires. The storied brand wasn’t a name that you heard, or saw, much on the trails. After all, it hadn’t made bicycle tires since the ’70s. But it did get its start in the tire business by making tires for bikes and horse-drawn carriages way, way back when. Apparently, Goodyear knows a thing or two about diversifying its portfolio of products. So it should come as no surprise that that it just released a follow-up in the form of a brand-new bicycle tire sealant Goodyear has called “Bicycle Tire Sealant.” An appropriately matter-of-fact name for a brand started in 1898 Ohio.
Goodyear Bicycle Tire Sealant will come in 5-ounce (150 milliliters) bottles for $10, which is plenty of juice for a set of meaty 29×2.6 tires. While not yet available in larger quantities, but that might not be necessary as Goodyear claims that its sealant has a shelf life of 18 months in the bottle, and up to seven months inside your tires.
On the front of keeping wind in your wheels, the sealant is claimed to seal punctures up to about a quarter inch (6 millimeters), which seems to have become roughly the industry standard for sealants. Goodyear also formulated the sealant to perform in temps as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 Celsius), which puts it on par with the rest of the field for winter weather.
Goodyear Bicycle Tire Sealant will start hitting shops late this month.