Counteract – How it Works


Counteract Balancing Beads are distributed around the tyre as it begins to roll, through centrifugal force. As the the forces of an imbalanced wheel assembly increase with speed, the heavy spot pulls up and down on the suspension, forcing Counteract to shift and alter its position within the tyre, through inertia. The beads continue to migrate through inertia, until there is enough of them on the opposite side of the heavy spot to counteract the imbalance of the tyre. Counteract will also adjust its position on the fly as needed when new changing tyre conditions force the product to do so.

Counteract Balancing Beads Key Benefits

Improve fuel economy
Improve fuelThere is a marked increase in fuel consumption over 55 mph which is to a great extent, caused by a resonating suspension synchronizing with an out of balance wheel assembly. The longer the run at highway speeds with balanced wheel assemblies, the greater the fuel saving. See our Auburn University (PAVE) type ll SAE and TMC fuel test.
Reduce vibration
Reduce vibrationThere is more to balance than just the rubber and the rim. This technology addresses all out of balance possibilities including being able to re-balance on the fly! If you pick up some dirt on your wheel, or rub a curb and the rim and rubber don’t match up to the same spot, usually you have to go back into the shop and have those tires re-balanced on those rims. Not with Counteract! The out of balance vibration will cause the beads to migrate within the tire, fixing it constantly, every time you ride!
Reduce maintenance costs
Reduce maintenanceHeavy vibration for extended periods of time is one of the leading causes of maintenance issues as related to almost all aspects of any ride. Anything that is vibrating is rubbing up or bumping into something that will eventually wear out because of it. Once you have balanced the wheel assembly completely, you will find that most things that are attached to it won’t wear out nearly as quickly. Counteract also lessens the frequency of which tire rotations are necessary, because the tires wear much more evenly.
Counteract Balancing Beads also provide an alternative to costly wheel weight or balancing ring installation. Wheel weights can damage your rim, work its way free and cannot adjust with the wheel as its balance changes (Not to mention how horrible they look!) Balancing rings are mounted on the outside of the tire, where they are susceptible to damage and deterioration and are only capable of balancing the wheel at 30 mph or more. Counteract Balancing Beads will last the life of the tire, change and re-adjust on the fly with your circumstance, they are easier to install and don’t harm the environment like lead products do, saving you money and time as well as saving the environment, Counteract Balance Beads are also recyclable.
Increase tire life
Increase tire lifeCounteract Balancing Beads reduces rolling resistance. This in turn, reduces tire 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.
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Trouble free and guaranteed

Trouble freeCounteract Balancing Beads are the economical way to balance vehicle wheel assemblies 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 or TPMS and they won’t clump due to ambient, excess moisture. Counteract is packaged in a selection of sizes that are easy to install, simply select the size that corresponds to your tire size, and pour the contents of the package inside the tire when installing or inject the beads through the valve stem, using our airless bottle injector. After 22 years and millions of packages sold worldwide to dealer/jobbers, distributors, off-road enthusiasts and large transport companies, we are confident that Counteract Balancing Beads are the best overall method of balancing tires and complete wheel assemblies, anywhere in the world.

Environmentally friendly
Environmentally friendlyThe environment doesn’t like lead. One of the green advantages of Counteract Balancing Beads over wheel weights is the location where they are installed. Made of reusable and recyclable 99.9% tempered glass spheres, our balancing beads are installed 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 rims or 4×4 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.

Counteract Balancing Beads Products

Counteract 4oz
Product Code: 16304


Counteract 6oz
Product Code: 16306



Product Code: 16308



Counteract 10oz
Product Code: 16310


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