How do I use Wheelgoo?

See how easy it is to add Wheelgoo to your tyres. In less than five minutes you will be ready to cycle and most importantly puncture-proof!


Wheelgoo - whats in the box

Wheelgoo is great for any type of bike, for tubed tyres and for any use from competition to recreational riding. The best way to use Wheelgoo is in your tyres from new. Then it can seal punctures automatically as they occur – so you avoid the flats they would otherwise have caused. Wheelgoo seals most tread area punctures, not sidewall damage or perished tubes. If it does not seal an air leak, suspect a perished or badly damaged tube but always give Wheelgoo another chance to form a seal by re-inflating the tyre if it goes soft. Wheelgoo can only be applied to inner tubes with Schrader or ‘new-type’ Presta valves. See: "Adding Wheelgoo to your tyre".

Your Wheelgoo box includes:

  • 250ml of Wheelgoo tyre puncture seal
  • 1 x Gootube™ *
  • 1 x Schrader valve core removing tool
  • 1 x black Presta valve remover
  • 4 x blue Schrader dust caps
  • 4 x blue Presta dust caps
  • 1 x spare Presta valve
  • 1 x spare Schrader valve
  • 2 x Wheelgoo stickers
  • 1 x instruction manual

* The Gootube™ just fit the Gootube™ and squeeze the bottle until the measured amount is in the tyre.
You can use your existing bike pump for added performance. (see video)

Adding Wheelgoo to your tyre

Which valve type do I have?

Bike tyres generally have one of two types of valve: Presta valves and Schrader valves. Before you use Wheelgoo you’ll need to decide which type you have.

Presta valves resemble the top of the BT Tower. They have a stem that protrudes from the tyre wall with a stepped valve tip. Schrader valves have the long stem with the valve hidden within the stem itself.

There is only one restriction – Wheelgoo will not pass through tyre valves unless their cores have been removed. See: Valve removal

Normal car-type Schrader and new-type Presta valves have removable cores, old-type Presta valves do not. If you have the old Presta type valve you’ll need to replace the tubes with ones that do have new-type Presta valves.

If you have tubeless tyres, it’s likely the valves will be new-type Presta – if not, replace the valves with the new-type. We’ll start by showing you how to recognise these different types of valves (they are pictured as they appear when their caps are removed). We provide you with spare valve cores in case you lose one while Wheelgooing your tyres!

The two types of core we provide have different threads, so they cannot be fitted to the wrong valve body.

Adding Wheelgoo to Schrader and Presta valve tyres: 5 steps

Step 1

Schrader valves

Remove valve cap. Remove valve core by unscrewing it anti-clockwise from the valve body, using the coredriver provided. Protect your eyes when releasing the core (it can fly out). Let the air in the tyre escape.


Presta Valves

Remove valve cap. Engage tool provided on the flats, either side of the top thread and carefully unscrew core anti-clockwise. Protect your eyes when releasing core (it can fly out). Let the air in the tyre escape.


Step 2

  • Shake the bottle vigorously
  • Press down and twist off the bottle’s security cap
  • Screw the Goopump on to the bottle
  • Position the wheel with the valve at 4 or 8 o’clock position

If you’re repairing a punctured tyre, position the wheel so the puncture is at the bottom. Once inside the tyre, the Wheelgoo can reach the puncture and seal it as you pump up the tyre.


Step 3

Push the Gootube over the valve. Then either:

a) Squeeze the required quantity of Wheelgoo into the tyre. Do this using a series of squeeze and release movements – don’t crush the bottle. Once you’ve squirted in the right quantity, pull the tube off the valve.

OR

b) Remove the blue cap from the side of the Goopump and attach a bike pump. While holding the bottle upside down, pump air into the bottle to displace Wheelgoo through the Goopump into the tyre. Keep pumping until you have the required quantity in the tyre. Pull the tube off the valve, unscrew the Goopump from the bottle, and replace the cap.


Step 4

For a shrader valve:

We suggest you always replace Schrader cores with the ones we provide (these are the shorter of the two types provided). Screw core clockwise and firmly into the valve body using core-driver provided


For a presta new-type valve

Refit the original Presta valve core by screwing it clockwise and firmly into the valve body using the tool provided. A spare Presta core is provided in case you lose the original.


Step 5

Check the pressure range for your tyres. This is moulded on the side of the tyre. Decide on a pressure within this range that’s suitable for your weight and the type of riding you’re planning on doing.

Using your fingers, loosen the brass locking barrel on top of the core in an anticlockwise direction and tap it to release the internal air seal. Inflate the tyre, then tighten the locking barrel in a clockwise direction.

Fit coloured valve cap/s provided (to identify tyres have been Wheelgoo'd).

Now ride your bike for at least 25 metres if you have used Wheelgoo as a repair – this allows the fibres to compact and seal inside the puncture.


Removing your old valve

How you get Wheelgoo inside tyres varies a bit according to what type of valves your tyres have. There is only one restriction – Wheelgoo will not pass through tyre valves unless their cores have been removed.

Normal car-type Schrader and new-type Presta valves have removable cores, old-type Presta valves do not.

If you have the old Presta type valve you’ll need to replace the tubes with ones that do have new-type Presta valves.


Health and safety

General precautions

Before you start, please take these precautions for safety:

  • AVOID EYE CONTACT WITH WHEELGOO.
  • PROTECT YOUR EYES WHEN USING COMPRESSED AIR.
  • VALVE CORES CAN FLY OUT UNDER PRESSURE WHEN UNSCREWED
  • DO NOT DRINK WHEELGOO. KEEP BOTTLE SEALED WHEN NOT IN USE WITH IT'S SECURITY CAP
  • KEEP WHEELGOO BOTTLE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Health and safety for children

Health and safety for children. We know you may need to use Wheelgoo on your children’s bikes, so we’ve designed it to be completely safe. The sealant is water-washable and non-toxic, and contains Bitrex – a bitter-tasting liquid – to discourage ingestion. Each bottle of Wheelgoo comes with a child-resistant security cap for added safety.