Browse the categories below to find answers to commonly asked questions. If you don't find an answer to your question use the contact form at the bottom to get in touch anytime.
What width tape should I get?
Either look at the wheel spec to get the internal rim diamiter or measure the width with one of those measuring stick things. Your tape needs to sit snugly in the rim and cover the spoke and valve holes but not impede the edge of the rim whalls where the tyre bead will need to sit.
Do you do any other colours of tape?
Stop being a pansy and go ride your bike!
How many wheels can I tape with a single roll of tape?
5 x 26”
4 x 27.5”
4 x 29”
How do I install the tape?
Let the big man tell you how to do tubeless like a boss -
What happens if I snap a valve?
Get in touch with us through our valve warranty page and we will replace it with a new one free of charge providing you can provide a proof of purchase. We got your back!
What if I loose one of the valve core remover caps?
Well you should have tightened it up properly then you jessy! That will learn ya. At least our smoked black valve cores look cool so you can still shred with confidence.
What length valves do you do?
42mm, 60mm and 80mm
How do I install my valves?
Do you really have to ask?! Ok ok the big man will show you how -
How much sealant do I need to put in my tyre?
As a general rule we recommend using 2ml of sealant for every mm wide your tyre is. So for example a 2.4" / 60mm wide tyre should have 120ml of sealant,
|Tyre Type||Sealant Quantity*|
30 - 45ml
60 - 75ml
60 - 80ml
70 - 90ml
100 - 120ml
*Quantities quoted per tyre. For wider rim / tyre combinations and / or additional puncture protection we recommend adding up to 30ml more sealant to the above quantities
How long does tubeless sealant last?
Sealant can last up to (and a lot of the time beyond!) 6 months in your tyre in temperate climates. We recomend you to Always check sealant regularly and top up as required. Depending on how much you ride, and how warm it's been, we recommend checking your sealant every three months. For hotter climates or regularly ridden wheels check every month.
What do I do If I get a puncture?
- Most of the time just keep on riding and the sealant will do the hard work for you! Escaping air will always suck Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant towards a puncture, so most will seal while spinning. But if a big hole is still leaking, stop and rotate the wheel so it’s at the bottom and tap the tyre to rush maximum sealant to the right spot. For punctures on the sidewall of a tyre you may need to lean your bike over and tap the tyre on its side so the residual pool of sealant is sent to cover the hole.
Does CO2 affect tubeless sealant?
CO2 blasts out of the inflator head at around -50 degrees, so it will freeze any sealant that it comes into close contact with however, since our Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant formula is a water-based formula (which means the latex is suspended in water rather than chemicals) it will soon defrost and performance won’t be affected.
How do you check tubeless tyre sealant?
The easiest way to check your sealant is to fully deflate your tyre and pop one side of the tyre bead off the rim so that you can see the inside of your tyre carcass.
What you're looking for is a good coating of sealant all over the inside of the tyre then a pool of residual sealant which gathers at the bottom of the tyre when left for a few seconds.
If you have a coating of sealant but no pool of residual sealant then simply add some more fresh sealant to your desired amount.
In the unlikely event your sealant has fully dried up (naughty you for not checking it for so long!) then you can simply re-add the correct amount of sealant as stated on our quantity guide and get riding again. This fresh sealant will help to rehydrate the old sealant and make it easier to remove from your tyre carcass.
Once you've checked the sealant - and topped up if necessary then simply pop the bead back onto the rim and re-inflate. Just be sure to wash away any sealant off the outside of the rim to prevent after re-inflating because it's not easy to remove once it's dry (it has to bond to rubber after all!).
Do I need to wash my tyre before adding sealant?
Yes, Make sure you thoroughly clean the inside of your tyres of any dirt, oil and other sealants before you first setup tubeless. New tyres are often coated on the inside with a residual chemicals from the manufacturing process (specifically release agents) which can react with tubeless sealant and cause it to solidify prematurely.
Let the tyre dry fully after cleaning and wipe the tyre with Isopropyl Alcohol or our Disc Brake Cleaner before applying sealant.
Do I need to remove old tubeless sealant?
This Heavily depends on what type of sealant you're already running.
Our new Peaty's Holeshot Tubeless Sealant is fully backwards compatible with our OG Tubeless Sealant, so you don't necessarily need to wash out old sealant when topping up with new Holeshot Tubeless Sealant.
however, if you want the full benefits and sealing power of the new Holeshot sealant then you should fully replace with Holeshot Tubeless sealant.
If you're using another brand of sealant then we can't guarantee our sealant's compatability, simply because we have no control over the chemicals and addatives they use.
Top tip: The caps on our aerosol tins are a perfectly sized scoop to scrape out old sealant. This sealant could then be re-used in a new set of wheels instead of being thrown away.
DO I need to Wash my Tyre Before Adding Sealant?
In short, yes as long as your rims and tyres are tubeless ready, you can use tubeless sealant in road, gravel and cyclocross tyres.
Why do my Tubeless Tyres have little white dots on the side?
Tubeless tyres rely on a thin lining of butyl rubber on the inside of the tyre to hold air (and sealant). Some new tyres (especially very thin / lightweight tyres) can have tiny imperfections in this lining making the tyre slightly porous, so it is normal for new tyres to show little spots of sealant on the sidewalls where sealant is having to finish off the job the tyre manufacturer started 😉
This is fairly normal and should seal within the first 24hrs but if your tyre continually leaks out of the sidewalls then contact your tyre manufacturer as there may be a larger fault with the tyres construction.
Porous tyres may absorb some sealant within the first few riding hours to help seal these tiny holes so It's best to check your sealant levels after two weeks of application and top-up any lost fluid if required.
My bike is really dirty! Will this still work?
Yeah sure, just spray on and leave for a few minutes then rinse off. Give a quick once over with a brush if there is any really stubborn dirt
How does this sprayer work?
There are two settings to your Loam Foam Spray head. Flip the cap open to activate the spray mode for general coverage. Close the cap for foaming spray mode to get in those hard to reach areas and really lift the dirt.
Can I spray it on my brakes and pads?
Yeah, crack on! Just rinse off properly as per the instructions on the bottle.
Loam Foam Concentrate
How do I make up a bottle of Loam Foam?
Are you serious? Its so on the bottle you have right there! Just pop 200ml Loam Foam Concentrate in a one litre Loam Foam Bottle and fill up with water. Give it a shake. Easy as that! The dilution rate is 1:5.
Whats this gel in the bottom of my bottle?
We use organic thickening agents to get a really good cleaning experience. These can sometimes drop out of solution depending on temperature, sunlight and how long the bottle has sat still for. No drama though princess, just give the bottle a bloody good shake and get to it.
Holeshot Tubeless Puncture Plugger
How far should I insert the tubeless tyre plug?
We recommend inserting tyre plugs so that, when the fork tool is removed, there is around 10mm of excess plug left on the outside of the tyre. This will create a ‘bulb’ behind the puncture to hold the plug more securely when the tyre is pumped back up. It will also prevent the plug from being pushed inside the tyre while riding.
What’s the best way to remove a tubeless plug from the plug sheet?
With our unique single-sided fork design you don’t really need to touch the plugs at all. Simply spread apart the plug sheets and - using the plugger tool like a fish hook - hook the plug straight out of the sheet! Doing it this way means you’ve less chance of ruining the sticky surface of the plug by touching it with your filthy fingers or gloves.
How do tubeless tyre plugs work?
Our tyre plugs are made from an extremely sticky butyl rubber compound. When inserted into a clean, dry tyre, these butyl plugs will stick to the rubber tyre and, providing the puncture is not too large, can create an airtight seal by themselves. On larger punctures you may see some tubeless sealant still escaping while the sealant then seals any remaining gaps. If inserted into a puncture which is surrounded by Tubeless Sealant then we recommend cleaning the hole as best as possible with the inbuilt reaming texture on the fork shaft to try and create a fresh dry surface for the plugs to bond to.
Can I use tubeless tyre plugs on road, gravel and cyclocross tyres with low knobbles or even slicks?
In short, yes You may use a tyre plugger on road, gravel and cyclocross tyres - You may just feel some small bumps for the first few meters with slick tyres until the plug ‘tails’ on the outside are flattened down.
Why aren’t your plug sheets made from paper?
We tried for a long time to use paper for our plug sheets but when riding in the rain, or removing plugs with wet fingers, the paper plug sheets can soon disintegrate and cover the sticky plugs with a fine film of paper pulp - rendering the plugs useless. Unusable plugs and an unfixed tyre are a far worse scenario for the planet - and for you out in the middle of the woods - so the greater good here was to use durable recyclable plastic instead.
My plug keeps firing back out of the hole?
If the plug will not stay in the hole then it could be that the hole is not clean / dry enough when inserting the plug or the puncture is too large for the hole.
Ensure that you use the reaming tool to clean and roughen up the hole before inserting a plug - this will enable the plug to grip your tyre better. If the hole is too large and you’re using 1.5mm plugs then try using a 3mm plug instead. If you’re already using a 3mm plug then you can try putting two plugs into one hole.
How can I load a plug into the tool for instant use when racing?
If you want to preload a 3mm plug for an instant fix, simply skewer it on the prong of the fork. That will keep it in place and the hole will ‘heal’ when it’s pushed into the tyre.
Can I buy refills of the plugs?
Yes you can get packs of 4 1.5mm or 4 3mm refills in the Peaty’s online shop or wherever you bought your plug tool.
Will the tool work with other plugs?
Yes you can use any other brand of butyl plugs if you need to but we spent extra time making ours work really well so you’ll get the best results using Peaty’s plugs.
Do I need to cut the plug down?
We pre cut our plugs so that you’ll just have a short tail outside the tyre, which will flatten down smoothly once you start riding. Cutting it down makes it more likely that the plug will come out (or fall into the tyre) later.
Holeshot CO2 Inflator
What pressure will a 16g or 25g CO2 canister inflate my tyre to?
The pressure you will be able to get from a 16g or 25g CO2 canister will heavily depend on your wheel size, tyre width, tyre depth and rim design (a rim with a big dip in the middle will create more volume to fill than a shallow dipped rim).
With so many variables it’s impossible for us to guarantee exactly what pressure you’ll achieve in your particular setup, but we’ve put together a table of wheel / tyre sizes below to demonstrate what pressures you’re likely to achieve with either 16g or 25g cartridges.
29” x 2.4
29” x 2.1
27” x 2.8
27.5” x 2.4
26” x 2.4
Two tyres at 70psi
Why does everything go freezing cold when I empty a cartridge?
When CO2 is highly compressed (870psi to be precise!) it becomes liquid. The process of turning liquid CO2 back into a gas is called an exothermic reaction. This means that the CO2 has to steal energy from somewhere else in order for it to turn into a gas - in this case it steals heat from the CO2 cartridge, the inflator head - anything it can get its energetic little mitts on! This is why it’s so important to always use the closed base freeze protector sleeve, so it doesn’t steal heat from your hands and give you freeze burns!
Does it matter if the CO2 inflator is pointing upwards or downwards?
Yes, this can make a huge difference in inflation time! CO2 canisters are full of liquid gas so if the inflator head is pointing downwards (6 o’clock position) then both gravity and the pressure inside the canister will be forcing the liquid CO2 out of the inflator head. This can result in full inflation times of under 10 seconds!
If the CO2 inflator is pointing upwards (12 o’clock position) then only the gas pressure inside the canister will be forcing the CO2 out of the canister. This will result in inflation times of between 10 and 20 seconds.
When pointing upwards, because you’re relying on only gas pressure, the canister will usually have a small amount of gas left even when the tyre is fully inflated. This is because the gas pressure between the canister and tyre have equalised. For example if the tyre pressure is 30psi in the tyre, you will have 30psi pressure left in your canister.
Sometimes my inflator head gets stuck on the valve?
If your valve stem has any moisture on the outside of it then this moisture can freeze solid when the CO2 gas is released. This moisture could then freeze to the o-ring on the inflator head and make it feel stuck, but fear not, just simply twist it anti-clockwise a few times as if you’re unscrewing a thread (to break the seal of the ice) and it should pull straight off again.
My inflator head has frozen and won’t blow any gas?
If your valve stem has a restricted airflow (from a sealant blockage or has a partly closed or broken valve stem) this can cause a build up of freezing CO2 liquid or gas in the valve head which can - sometimes - cause the inflator head to freeze up (especially when inflating in a downwards position).
This can also happen if there is residual water inside the inflator mechanism.
Don’t panic, if this does happen, simply wait a few minutes for the ice to melt and the mechanism will move and blow gas freely again.
It is important to check your tubeless valves for any blockages as this will massively reduce C02 air flow into your tyre, and can lead to the gas spurting out of the inflator head. A quick clean out of your tubeless valve will fix this. Simply remove your valve core and unblock the valve by poking a small object through, something like a small allen key will do the job. Put your valve core back in and re-inflate your tyre.
Will CO2 freeze my sealant?
CO2 blasts out of the inflator head at around -50 degrees, so it will freeze any sealant that it comes into close contact with however, since our Tubeless Sealant formula is a water-based formula (which means the latex is suspended in water rather than chemicals) it will soon defrost and performance won’t be affected.
If you are running another brand of tubeless sealant then please check with the manufacturer's guidelines to see if it is compatible with CO2 inflators before using.
Single use CO2 cartridges… is David Attenborough going to hate me for using these?
Single use, yes … but fully recyclable. Just pop these in with your metal recycling and they’ll be made into something shiny and new again in no time!
Is CO2 Safe?
Yes, you breathe it out all the time. In one day, the average person breathes out around 500 litres of CO2 gas – which amounts to around 1kg in mass. By releasing 16g of CO2 then, you’ll be releasing the equivalent of around 20 mins of standard human exhaling.
CO2 is also commonly used for propelling fire extinguishers and inflating life jackets but most importantly carbonating beer.
How much does one full CO2 canister and CO2 head weigh?
A CO2 inflator head alone weighs 15.2g
A CO2 inflator head with a full 16g CO2 cartridge weights 83.8g
A CO2 inflator head with a full 25g CO2 cartridge weights 138.2g
How long will the CO2 stay in the canister once I have popped the seal?
Each CO2 inflator head is dual sealed to provide an excellent, durable seal. After popping a CO2 cartridge you can expect to lose only around 0.5g per month.
Will the inflator work with other C02 canisters?
Yes, but they won’t have our unique fully enclosed sleeves so don’t blame us if you get frost burn.
Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser
Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser
Where should I use Peaty’s Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser?
Are you having a giraffe? It says so in the title! Get this frothing grease destroying goodness sprayed onto your chain, mech and cassette, leave for a few minutes then rinse off.
Will this remove grease from my bearings?
Peaty’s Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser is specially designed to take the oil and grease off your chain but wont as readily attack waterproof bearing grease meaning you won’t have to maintain them as much. Your welcome!
For waterproof grease eating, badass XXX degreasing action check out our XXX Solvent Degreaser Aerosol
How should I apply this stuff?
The Peaty’s Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser has a foaming cap so you can either use a direct foaming spray or open it to get a wide spray.
What sizes does this stuff come in?
500ml and 1 litre only at the moment but you don’t need much of it to do a proper job
XXX Solvent Degreaser
Whats this for then?
This is the ultimate bike specific degreaser that is designed to strip out all the grease from those bearings, bottom brackets, hubs and moving parts and leave you with a clean slate to start again with fresh grease.
Should I use it on my drivetrain?
You can do if you find yourself with a seriously stubborn build up of grease on there, but for regular drivetrain maintenance check out our Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser.
Why is it call XXX?
Because its absolutely hardcore! Just ask your mum!
Is there anything I should consider when using this degreaser?
Avoid contact with brake pads, disks, eyes and skin also use in a well ventilated area to prevent inhalation.
How do I use this stuff?
Spray it on your brakes and pads in a well ventilated area and leave to dry completely. Rub over with an immaculately clean microfibre cloth or blue roll if you really need to.
It's also good to use in areas you want to degrease but leave no residue behind such as when stripping out bearings, fork seals and other bits.
Why should I use this stuff?
Far from just IPA in a tin, this is a finely balanced brake cleaner made specifically for bikes.
It contains a complex blend of polar and non-polar solvents to remove both organic and inorganic soils. IPA itself, while being good as a light duty degreaser on electronic components, is a poor solvent for dissolving many oil based soils. If you get contaminants on the disk then give them a good spray over with Peaty's Disc Brake Cleaner to improve braking performance.
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