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    Tire balancing Beads What are they Do they work

    The science is revolutionary


    The goal of balancing a wheel is to reduce its rolling resistance by decreasing tire sidewall flexing, tread squirming, and friction caused by reverberation. The benefits to accomplishing proper balance are greater fuel economy, longer tire life and reduced vibration—all of which result in great efficiency for your business or personal life.

    The technology behind our balancing beads is protected by international patents and only available from Counteract Balancing Beads. It has turned the commercial trucking, transportation and recreational industries on their heads, worldwide. Made of a patented specially coated glass bead that will not breakdown or degrade, our balancing beads are placed directly into the tire where they are free to move and adjust to balance imperfections as they develop. Our balancing beads automatically balance the complete wheel assembly.

    Counteract Balancing Beads were introduced to the transportation market over 14 years ago and are now manufactured and sold throughout the world. A proven and trouble-free product, our balancing beads provide continuous balance for the life of the tire. Furthermore, they are very clean to work with, contain no dust, and are one of the few environmentally friendly products that actually save you money.

    Now, vehicles a half-tonne or larger have a simple and proven weapon against the unnecessary loses due to imbalanced wheels. Counteract Balancing Beads were designed to be installed easily by dropping a pre-measured package into the tire cavity before mounting or to be injected through the tire valve stem. And, because they were developed to allow anyone to install them, the costs associated with mounting and dismounting tires, not to mention balancing them the old fashioned way, are virtually eliminated.

    Take a look at the science behind Counteract Balancing Beads


    Tire balancing Beads


    Tire Balancing Beads



    Improve fuel economy

    Drastic increase in fuel consumption over 55 mph is to a great extent caused by resonating suspensions with out of balanced wheel assemblies. The longer the run is at highway speeds with balanced wheel assemblies the greater the fuel saving. See our Auburn University (PAVE) type ll SAE and TMC fuel test

    When Counteract Balancing Beads were installed in all the wheels of the truck fleet of one of our customers using approximately 100 eighteen-wheelers running line haul from Missouri to California, they measured an estimated fuel savings of $850,000 for one year. That’s a staggering 5.5%+ to 9% savings on fuel per truck!

    Read our Auburn University type II fuel test to learn more.


     Increase tire life

    Counteract Balancing Beads reduce rolling resistance which in turn reduces wear. When a tire and complete wheel assembly is properly balanced it also ensures a more even wear, all of which increases tire life. Increased tire life allows you to use the same tires longer, ultimately saving you money.


    For example, one of our customers using Counteract Balancing Beads has reported an increase in steering tire tread life on cab over tractor of 50-60,000 miles and a recent controlled test returned a 37 to 44% increase in tread life.

    Read the Canada Cartage report to learn more.


    Reduce vibration

    Wheel assembly parts are manufactured with acceptable imperfections but assembling them together without balancing puts you at risk of suffering from constant vibration. 

    Up and down vibrations felt through the steering tires are not isolated; they apply to every wheel of the vehicle whether it’s a bus, truck or trailer. This doesn’t just damage the tires it also jostles the driver, vehicle and cargo.  When this out of balance force hits the road, it has the same effect as slightly applying the brakes or hitting a pot hole hundreds of times per minute, increasing the rolling resistance of the entire vehicle and decreasing fuel economy.


    Counteract Balancing Beads are so effective they actually balance the complete wheel assembly in all wheel positions on any vehicle over a half-tonne including both truck and trailer. Wheel assembly parts are manufactured with acceptable imperfections but assembling them together without balancing puts you at risk of suffering from constant vibration.

    Reduce maintenance costs

    Heavy vibration for extended periods of time is one of the leading causes of wheel fasteners, maxi booster clamps, U-bolts and torque rod bolts eventually working themselves loose. It also causes cracking in frame rails and cross members, breaking of air brackets, door hinges, lights and more; that can add up to expensive repair and maintenance costs. An unbalanced wheel can also wear much faster than a properly balanced one; which equates to more money spent on replacing worn tires.

    Counteract Balancing Beads also provide an alternative to costly wheel weight or balancing ring installation. wheel weights can work themselves free and don’t adjust with the wheel as its balance changes. Balancing rings are mounted on the outside of the tire, where they are susceptible to damage and deterioration. Counteract Balancing Beads last the life of the tire, are easier to install and don’t harm the environment like lead products do, saving you money and time as well as the environment.


    Balance from truck to trailer

    Whether it’s because of the heavier loads they carry or because they are manufactured so uniformly, it is a common misconception that rear wheel assemblies and tires on trailers don’t need balancing. If the rear wheel assemblies are slightly out of balance the result can be fuel wastage, uneven wear and unnecessary vibration to the truck, trailer, driver and cargo - as proven in two separate university tests [1] & [2].

    A mere six ounces of misbalance on an average sized trailer tire will multiply to 60 lbs at 60 mph and will further multiply when the suspension rebound frequency and the RPM of the wheel are at the same frequency. This vibration can be induced further after hitting a bump and will not cease until the vehicle slows or speeds up.

    The overall effect is premature tire wear or cupping, increased rolling resistance, uncomfortable vibration and decreased fuel economy. Counteract Balancing Beads remove this problem by easily balancing all of the wheels on both the truck and trailer at a fraction of the cost of other systems.


     Trouble free and guaranteed

    Counteract Balancing Beads are the economical way to balance vehicle wheels for the lifetime of the tire. Made of coated glass spheres, our balancing beads will not cause damage to the inner liner of the tire and they won’t clump, regardless of excess moisture.

    Counteracts packaged in a selection of sizes that are easy to install, simply select the size that corresponds to your tire size, and place the package inside the tire when installing or inject the beads through the valve stem.

    After 14 years and millions of packages sold worldwide to dealer/jobbers, distributors, off-road enthusiasts and large transport companies, we are confident to guarantee that Counteract Balancing Beads are the best overall method of balancing tires and complete wheel assemblies, anywhere in the world. If you own a tire shop, after trying your first case, if you don’t agree — it’s FREE!


    Environmentally friendly

    The environment doesn’t like lead. One of the green advantages of Counteract Balancing Beadsover wheel weights is the location where they are installed. Made of reusable and recyclable 99.9% tempered glass spheres, our balancing beads are located inside the tire where they won’t get knocked off and contaminate the environment. And, because they’re hidden in the tire, they won’t damage custom 4x4 wheels or leave unsightly weight glued to the rim.

    Unlike wheel weights, Counteract Balancing Beads are free to constantly adjust to the balancing needs of the wheel; they last the complete life of the tire and can even be reused in your next set of tires... something wheel weights can’t do. Best of all, anyone can install them at a fraction of the cost of lead. That means less fuel pollution, less tire pollution and less lead pollution.



    To Order: http://www.tirebalancingbeads.com

    What do our customers say:




    I have a 2005 one-ton Ford pickup with a 6-liter power stroke auto transmission. Tires; Cooper size 35x12x50 are mounted on my truck with a 40,000 mile tire life. Prior to putting in the beads I was experiencing a 50 mph tire vibration and tire whine. After installing the beads and removing all of the tire balancing weights from the wheels, the fuel economy improved by 1.8 mpg* (13.6%), the tire vibration and whine was eliminated at all speeds and the tire wear increased.

    I had originally took my truck in to have one of my tires fixed for a slow leak.  When they checked my mileage, their chart showed that I had 57,000 miles on my tires.  So they checked the tread.  My tires still had 1/3 of their tread left.   Based on my calculation, I will get over 70,000 miles of use on these tires. That is a 75% increase on my tire wear.  These tires cost me $500 a piece. Thank you so much for bringing to my attention the Counteract Balancing Beads.

    Chuck Mortenson
    National Health Products L.L.C.

    * We have received additionall reports of 1 ton Dodge and Ford pickups getting 10-14% fuel economy improvements as well as two off road Toyota's (over sized tires with lift kits on frame) that have reported improved fuel mileage, one of these trucks over 15%.

    I just installed your Counteract beads in my new RV tires. Where have you been? I cannot believe how well they work. Just after the first few miles, it felt like someone placed an air cushion between my tires and the interstate. I am now going to install the Counteract beads in my motorcycle trike tires. Outstanding product!

    Jack Gregory 
    Carthage, TN

    We have been using Counteract Balancing Beads for 1 year. Our fleet consists of 800 tractors and 1200 trailers and we use about a case of product a week. We switched to Counteract because we found that the competitors’ product that we previously used was bonding to the aluminum rims close to the bead seating area of the tire causing corrosion. The wheel then had to be buffed with a steel wire wheel grinder to remove the material and corrosion. We have had no problems with Counteract and it does a great job for us.

    Malcolm Roberts

    Boyd Brothers

    Our customers love it! I own a flatbed trucking company in Yankton S D and after many years of using the powder balancing stuff a friend of mine that works for a Goodyear tire company told me about Counteract . We have been using it in all of our tires since then, 3 years ago.  We use it in steer tires , drive tires and trailer tires . I have seen about  50 percent better tire wear and the tires cap better as we have very little trouble with tire damage or failure . I also have seen about half a mile to the gallon improvement on fuel mileage . Plain and simple I would quit trucking before I would go back to the other stuff we used before and would never consider using anything other than Counteract Balancing Beads . Don't forget no powdery dust mess either . Thanks .


    Elton Wek
    Premium Best Transport Inc
    Yankton, SD

    I was asked to try COUNTERACT but was very skeptical as to its value with the program we had. The only real issue we were faced with was river wear on our front tires, which is normal with radial tires. We had to rotate our tires about 40,000 to 50,000 miles due to the wear pattern. Since we ran the same type of tires on the rear we just simply moved the fronts to the rear and rear to front. We installed the beads in our front tires. We did not let the driver know anything about what we were doing.

    With the use of COUNTERACT Balancing Beads we were able to extend this mileage out to 80,000 or 90,000 miles. It appears the beads helped slow the river wear down. This saved in labor costs by increasing the miles before having to rotate. Also, we save one cycle of rotation. It is from this experience that I would recommend using the beads. We did not see any inside tire damage. We even had some tires repaired and still performed well.

    Roy Gambrell

    Director of Maintenance 
    Truck It
    Cottontown, TN

    We started as one of the first companies in Russia to use Counteract Balancing Beads. We used them to perform tire balancing from our 24-hour Road Service Truck. At the beginning our customers bought the beads only to try them out. Now, transport companies and their drivers prefer balancing all truck tires with Counteract Balancing Beads.  In particular, national bus transport companies just started using Counteract Balancing Beads and the feedback has been always excellent.

    Die GmbH, “Harwest”
    Saratow, Russia

    I think Counteract does the job 100%.  We have over the road truck drivers who come in for it, they’re tickled to death, some call and if we don’t have it they won’t buy the tires, so they believe in it too.  Some of my older customers call and ask for Counteract balancing Beads.  If you haven’t got it they tell you they just can’t buy any tires from you.  We’ve been using Counteract for 7 years.  We’re probably one of the first operations in the area using it. We balance the drive wheels, most over the road crew balance all wheels.  It’s the real deal; it’ll get it done.  It will cap the sale every time.

    Paul Wells
    Store Manager 
    Gateway Tire Starkville #18 
    Starkville, MS 39759

    On behalf of Can-Truck Inc., I would like to thank Counteract Balancing Beads for the wonderful benefits of extended tire life and ride improvement. We operate a large fleet in the transportation sector and have greatly struggled with tire wear on our low deck trailers. At this time we feel we have doubled our tire life, which in turn has lead to great savings on our overall budget. We are so pleased that we have now moved to Counteract Balancing Beads in all our tires. Keep up the great work Counteract. 

    Bruce Johnston 

    Director of Safety and Maintenance 
    Can-Truck Inc. 
    Oshawa, Ontario

    I use it in my own trucks and I sell it as well. I have two 15’ box vans loaded with supplies and Counteract. I balance all 6 of my 19.5 tires. I run about a one hundred mile radius of home. I’ve sold the competition products but I just like Counteract the best of all. I put it in my own truck and it does an excellent job for me on the steering axle and the drives. When that truck runs, it drives smooth with Counteract. It had weights on it when I bought it new but when I put about 5-6 thousand miles on it, you start getting little bumps on it. You don’t notice that happening with Counteract. It still runs as smooth as it can be. I sell Counteract by the case. It’s a fine product.

    Mr. McWhirter
    McWhirter Supply Co
    Charlotte, NC

    I have a lot of drivers that come in asking for Counteract because there is a continuous balance. If you speed-balance tires, you find that when the rubber wears off they are no longer balanced. With Counteract, it just re-balances itself and the drivers notice that. The competition product sticks to the tire bead too easily. If you get a little bit on the bead your tire starts leaking. I don’t have that problem with Counteract. We used to use lots of the competitive product, but since we started using Counteract we like it much better.

    David Phagan
    Maness Tire
    Troy, N.C.

    We have been actively using Counteract Balancing Beads in Lories since 2008 in our Tyre Centre. Our customers were pleasantly surprised, how quickly and safely balancing with the Counteract Micro beads can be completed. We had no negative opinion or complaints from drivers. We also invited transport companies and their drivers, so they could see it by themselves. 

    Die Pokrishkin GmbH

    Sant Petersburg

    It’s quick, it’s easy and the charts are easy to understand. For the commercial work we do up here, they work very well. We use a lot of big, aggressive tires. A normal weight balance would require too much weight. There’s a lot of weight on there and it just looks awkward-it never really gets a true balance; whereas, the Counteract Balancing Beads get it just about bang-on all the time and where the tire needs it. Then, for these guys that do run a lot of rough roads, as the tire starts to wear, the beads help it to wear smoother and not get the irregular wear that the other ones do. The drivers really notice this, which helps our business. We have been using CBB for 2 years and 65% of our customers use beads.

    Mr. Tim Berezowski 
    Assistant Sales Manager 
    Tire Craft
    Edson, Alberta

    It does a good job and moisture doesn’t affect it. You get some moisture through the air regardless of what you do and it doesn’t affect it like it does some of the other brands. It’s not as messy and most times you can take it out of the tire and save it instead of just having to throw it out. It doesn’t seem to get contaminated like powders do. We’ve been using it not quite a year. It took us a while before we started using it all the way. The majority of the time we balance the steer tires, occasionally we’ll balance the drives. That’s more or less a rare occasion. It’s cleaner and easier to deal with than the powder and you don’t stuff your valve cores up like powder does.

    Lindsey Peacock
    Atlanta Commercial Tire
    Forest Park, GA

    In the various tests made in our vehicles during a period of 6 months, we have had excellent results with the Counteract Balancing Beads. According to our operators, considerable change has been seen. We enjoy decreased wear and excellent handling of our units.

    Alejandro Ramirez Quintana 
    Maintenance and traffic manager
    Transportes Cerveceros Monterrey, S.A. de C.V.
    (Translated from Spanish)

    We did a test with Counteract Balancing Beads, after we received a visit from the Counteract representative. After testing the steering tires 295/80R 22.5 we could see a better result in the tire life of 148,145 km. Also the driver was very satisfied and when the tires went for retreading they still had 4 mm of rubber left. For this reason and the good results we will continue to use this product. 

    Elcio Jose Medonca 
    Supervisor of Tires 
    Rodovario LIDER
    (Translated from Portuguese)

    We tested the automatic self adjusting of the Counteract Balancing Beads. We received only positive feedback from the drivers, particularly of Off-Road, LT and heavy duty vehicles. We can now guarantee that CBB balances tire and wheel assemblies automatically, as well as ensure qualitatively safe balancing for the life of the tire.

    Der Autosalon Pokrowski, 


    We have experienced a reduction in abnormal wear in steer tires, and less ride complaints since we started using your product! (4 years) John Grannan 4/21/06 Daviess County TireWashington IN Great product, "no fuss, no muss". Counteract works as well as spinbalancing, and is much easier! Dave Feldkamp 03/07/06 Lenawee Tire Co.Adrian Michigan The Counteract Balancing Beads seem to work quite a bit better for us versus other brands and doesn’t seem to be affected nearly as much by moisture, dirty wheels or lubricant when your putting the tires together. Counteract also has much smaller, concentrated throw in bags which makes it easier to put inside the tire and there’s no problems such as getting the material on the bead seating area. We use it mostly in construction type vehicles such as cement mixers and dump trucks (single axle), the drivers are very happy with it, it seems to do the job where others didn’t or a mechanical balance would fade away after awhile because the tire wore or mud would get in the wheel. We’ve found it to be quite a bit more useful than other brands so we’ve pretty much switched to using Counteract.

    Larry Preischel 
    Preischel Brothers Tire Service
    Hamburg, N.Y

    We’ve been using Counteract for 3 years in all my light trucks and up, front and back. I also have it in my own personal vehicle. My customers usually just go by what I say and are shocked after they ask “what’s that you’re putting in my tire?” and when I tell them it’s for balancing the tire they ask “what, no weights?” What I love about it is that light trucks have a tendency to take a little longer to mount and balance than regular passenger tires so: #1 it cuts the time in half and makes the work a lot easier: #2 it’s very accurate, tires wear evenly and they’ve yet to come back complaining of a vibration problem. So the product works. I always explain to my customers that it doesn’t just balance the tire; it balances the complete wheel assembly. I’m very happy with it, it’s not just the ease of use; it’s a better way to balance. I take pride in what I do and this method is more professional. I’ve never been able to balance a 22” rim before but now I can, just by using Counteract.

    Phil’s Tire Service
    Haverstraw, N.Y

    We are a Goodyear select dealer. We’ve been using Counteract Balancing Beads for the past 8 years, it works very well balancing semi tires and we find it especially works well in the 16” on a dual application situation with all the mud. We’ve had no complaints with it and it’s working real well. 

    Laurie Dodsworth
    Civic Tire & Battery 
    Lloydminister, SK.

    Before we start offering our customers Counteract Balancing Beads in our tire shop, we decided to test the product in our personal vehicles. We started by removing the lead weights from the front wheels, then we drove on the motorway with unbalanced tires. At the speed of 100 km/h we felt a strong vibration. That was a very unpleasant experience. The unbalance was obvious. Then we installed CBB, amount according to their application chart, in the front tires. After that we drove the exact trial. All vibrations were gone and no more unbalance was felt. It is pleasant to drive with such a smooth ride. Now we recommend balancing tires with Counteract Balancing Beads all the time.

    Die "Fasta group" GmbH
    Nishnij Nowgorod

    My first experience with Counteract was in a situation under duress. A customer had a particular tire, not one I had sold him, that was giving him quite a balance problem. He wanted me to do a service call and balance the tire. I had just been introduced to Counteract and thought this would be a good time to try it. I sent a service man down to install it in his tires. It completely solved the problem. From then on every tire I sold him I put Counteract inside. It not only improved the balance situation for my customer it also gave me a good tire account. 
    We started using Counteract strictly in medium/commercial (tractor trailer and large trucks) then light trucks that couldn’t be balanced due to their size and required weight. They’ve been a savior. 

    Steve Greer

    Purcell Tire Co. 
    300 N. Main St. Desoto, MO.63020

    We started using Counteract Balancing Beads in March of 2005. Using it helped us solve our costumers balancing problems. Counteract Balancing Beads offer a simple application with a 100 % approval rating. These are the vehicles and tires we tested:

    Minibus-750 x 16"
    Minibus and Light Truck - 215/75x17.5
    Minibus – 700 x 16 "with inner tube
    Bus-1000 x 20 "   Radial with inner tube
    Bus-275/75 x 22.5 Radial without inner tube
    Truck-1000 x 20 "Radial with inner tube
    Truck-295/80 R 22.5 without inner tube
    Truck -1100R22


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