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    Tubeless sidewall leak/Bontrager team issue TLR...

    This morning I noticed a sidewall leak in roughly 5-6 spots along the sidewall, thus I have sealant pretty much all over on one side of the tire. Is this a case of the sidewall simply being warn out from rubbing and such, or would perhaps putting more sealant in seal things up? I'm guessing the former, and I'll be needing a new tire fairly soon anyway, but I'm hoping its the latter, as my LBS is closed today and I have sealant on hand (thus would love to get a ride in).

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    Tubeless sidewall leak/Bontrager team issue TLR...

    How long have you had the tire? Maybe the better question is how many miles on what kind of terrain?

    I have never tried tubeless but just bought the XR4 Team Issue tires and have been thinking of going tubeless. This may have me thinking twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucdengboss View Post
    How long have you had the tire? Maybe the better question is how many miles on what kind of terrain?

    I have never tried tubeless but just bought the XR4 Team Issue tires and have been thinking of going tubeless. This may have me thinking twice.
    Quite a while---not sure how many miles, but like I mention I'm due for new tires fairly soon regardless. I'd highly recommend going tubeless...I went the tubeless route about three years ago and have never had a flat or any real issues. In fact this is the first problem I've had with my tubeless setup.

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    I'm having the same problem with the sidewalls leaking sealent through tiny pin holes. Have to pump up my tires every second day. Which is why I went tubless in the first place. Grrr.
    Any solutions? Maybe a different sealent? I'd prefer to keep using the TRL stuff as I paid 35CHF and still have a ton left over.

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    Tra a different sealant.

    Caffelatex or Conti revosealant seal up right away, never had porous sidewall issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goran_injo View Post
    Tra a different sealant.

    Caffelatex or Conti revosealant seal up right away, never had porous sidewall issues.
    are sealants mixable? Seeing as I have enough TLR to seal a teams worth of tires it seems a waste to spend so much and it cant even plug micro holes. Maybe mixing it with a bit of Slime or Orange might be the ticket. Still I would rather this stuff would just work on its own as thats what its supposed to do, seal holes.

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    Some are, some aren't.

    I don't mix even those that are.

    For me, sealant is too critical to be cheap, and mixing something that works with something that does not work equals a lot of something that I can't trust to work.

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    Tubeless sidewall leak/Bontrager team issue TLR...-20150920_190904.jpg

    Well its now leaking through the tread as well. I'm guessing this is not normal.

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