Everything you need to know about tubeless repair kits

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Liam Mercer

Deputy Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as riding them. He's not shy of an enduro here or there and he's equally happy in the winter slop as he is ripping up the summer's dust.

6 comments

2 months 2 weeks ago

ktache wrote:

There are a few more manufactures out there, the Hutchinson MTN one was difficult to track down.

 

Secret_squirrel wrote:

 

 

Its worth noting a couple of caveats for Road tubeless users.  Firstly a slick road tire can be quite senstive to the lump of the plug and cutting flush to the almost treadless tyre is quite tricky.

Secondly I've had instances where the seal isnt perfect and the tyre loses air faster than you would like.

As a matter of course when I get home I replace plugs with a tubeless patch, which is just a slightly thicker version of an inner tube patch.  100% seal and no plug protruding.  Hutchinson make the kits - not many others seem to.

 

 

 

 

Got myself one of those Hutchinson kits, haven't used it yet even though I did think about replacing a seemingly permanent anchovie repair. But I don't think I will use it that often in my 3 inch low pressure brutes. It seems to use a flexible superglue, but with all superglue, once opened the glue tube always goes hard before you want to use it again.

The mountain bike version might have bigger patches.

 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Secret_squirrel wrote:

 

Its worth noting a couple of caveats for Road tubeless users.  Firstly a slick road tire can be quite senstive to the lump of the plug and cutting flush to the almost treadless tyre is quite tricky.

Secondly I've had instances where the seal isnt perfect and the tyre loses air faster than you would like.

As a matter of course when I get home I replace plugs with a tubeless patch, which is just a slightly thicker version of an inner tube patch.  100% seal and no plug protruding.  Hutchinson make the kits - not many others seem to.

 

 

Got myself one of those Hutchinson kits, haven't used it yet even though I did think about replacing a seemingly permanent anchovie repair. But I don't think I will use it that often in my 3 inch low pressure brutes. It seems to use a flexible superglue, but with all superglue, once opened the glue tube always goes hard before you want to use it again.

The mountain bike version might have bigger patches.

6 months 4 days ago

Everything I need to know, except no mention of one of the best, Dynaplug.

I've been re-thinking my subscription to Road.cc and this has made my mind up, the content is not worth paying for.

6 months 4 days ago

Everything I need to know, except no mention of one of the best, Dynaplug.

I've been re-thinking my subscription to Road.cc and this has made my mind up, the content is not worth paying for.

1 year 2 weeks ago

And all of them a huge faff compared to Dynaplugs. Smaller, no fiddly setup and (if you get the air version) you can top up your pressure in moments. I'd be confident that I could be on my way again in under 2 minutes and that's mostly faffing with the tool roll I keep it in! 

1 year 2 weeks ago

Its worth noting a couple of caveats for Road tubeless users.  Firstly a slick road tire can be quite senstive to the lump of the plug and cutting flush to the almost treadless tyre is quite tricky.

Secondly I've had instances where the seal isnt perfect and the tyre loses air faster than you would like.

As a matter of course when I get home I replace plugs with a tubeless patch, which is just a slightly thicker version of an inner tube patch.  100% seal and no plug protruding.  Hutchinson make the kits - not many others seem to.