Tube & Tire Accessories
I am relatively new to tubeless. Stans seemed to me to be the standard. However, when I tried to use my KOM Cycling injector system to check and inject sealant into my tires I discovered a real problem with these valve stems. They narrow near the bottom, so the injector tube could not extend into the tire. Attempting to inject sealant simply didn't work. Lezyne Tubeless valve stems, on the other hand, do allow the injector tube to fully extend into the tire. This KOM system allows you to remove, test, and reinject sealant into the tire without having to break the tire bead seal. I had to remove the Stans and replace them with the Lezyne.
Endurance Formula performs more in line with traditional in-market sealant. According to the Orange Seal website, it effectively patches holes half the size as the original formula, but lasts over twice as long before drying out in your tire. I rode for over 50,000 miles on the Endurance formula before I finally had my first full flat, and it will be the end of the Endurance formula for me. The reason being - with the Original formula, not only did it seal everything - but it sealed a sidewall puncture on a gravel descent, and I was able to carefully ride the bike home with it, with no loss of air. There is a compromise when going to the Endurance formula. Both are great - but the description of "up to 1/4 of an inch" is actually misleading. The original claims for this were for 1/8th inch hole, which is more than adequate for most punctures. Just be sure to select the appropriate formula for your needs - there is no "one size fits all".
This Victoria Airliner is one of the best things I've ever bought for my bike. I'm using the inserts since August 2022. I admit, it was a little chore to install it. But once I had it all together, and put the sealant in it was all smooth sailing after that. I still ride 200 miles a week and since I put the inserts in, I didn't get a puncture. I lowered the tire pressure by 5 pounds per wheel. I was afraid that the performance of the bike will decline. But I was wrong. The ride is now nice and smooth. I am an older rider. That's why I'm looking for a comfortable ride. I would recommend this Victoria Airliner to everybody, especially to older riders.